Organizations are increasingly virtualizing their infrastructure, resulting in greater complexity. To address this complexity, Forrester cites hyperconverged infrastructure as “a very promising platform.” This is one reason why SimpliVity is thrilled to be named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), Q3 2016.
What’s a Wave and why is this significant? The Wave is Forrester’s proprietary methodology for evaluating products and services. Forrester analysts develop weighted evaluation criteria to evaluate vendor offerings across three categories: Current Offering (product), Strategy, and Market Presence. The results are plotted in a chart, where the products are placed on axes corresponding to their performance in the criteria.
SimpliVity’s position as a Leader in Forrester’s assessment of the 12 most significant hyperconverged infrastructure vendors was based on the company’s performance across Forrester’s 28-point evaluation, which included such criteria as hyperconverged functions, high availability and data protection, manageability and ease of operations, and customer feedback.
In a market roundup that includes many heavy hitters, we are excited to be recognized by Forrester in the hyperconverged infrastructure Wave report. After all, SimpliVity puts the “hyper” in hyperconverged since we converge all IT infrastructure and data services for virtualized workloads.
According to Forrester, SimpliVity “offers a very rich set of global multisite data management functions anchored by an always-on global deduplication architecture. It includes a comprehensive set of backup, deduplication, snapshot, and clones with multisite data replication and [disaster recovery] capabilities along with wide-area network (WAN) optimization.”
We’re also ecstatic to provide customers with proven return on investment (ROI) in the The Total Economic Impact™ Of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, a November 2015 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of SimpliVity. Forrester found that a composite company based on SimpliVity customers interviewed achieved 224% ROI, a 3.7x TCO reduction, and a payback period of 6.6 months. Forrester also attributed $4.14M in cost savings, in terms of avoided cost of retired assets, reduced costs of professional services; reduced labor to manage backups, data center cost savings, and avoided cost of performing system updates.
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