I’m thrilled to announce that SimpliVity is the overall winner for the Converged/Hyperconverged Infrastructure category of The Channel Company’s CRN® 2016 Annual Report Card (ARC) awards program. SimpliVity was selected as the highest rated hyperconverged and converged vendor by solution providers in a satisfaction survey, which assessed vendors based on product innovation, support, and partnership.
First—THANK YOU to all the wonderful partners that gave SimpliVity such high marks on CRN’s satisfaction survey. SimpliVity earned an overall grade of 81.6, a whopping 12 points higher than last year’s winner. We’re honored and humbled by your acknowledgement of our hard work.
As a 100% channel company, partners are our lifeblood, they’re the roots that help SimpliVity stand tall and strong. With more than 2,840 solution providers evaluating 80 vendors across 25 major product categories in CRN’s Annual Report Card, we believe that SimpliVity’s achievement is a testament to our dedication to the channel and success in providing the most technologically advanced hyperconverged solution, world-class support and services, and a top-tier partner program that has simplicity, speed, and the partner’s bottom line in mind. We’re completely focused on providing a straightforward program that helps partners develop, market, sell, and support differentiated hyperconverged solutions—and now it’s clear that solution providers agree.
Earlier this year, SimpliVity announced its first major expansion to the PartnerAdvantage program—which added a Cloud Service Provider Program, Technology Alliance Program, and lucrative advancements to the Solution Provider Program. Since then, our partners have brought us into some of our largest deals—including a Fortune 50 financial services firm that’s invested 100% in SimpliVity and plans to reduce total cost of ownership by 4x—and helped make SimpliVity a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Q3 2016 report.
But this is just the beginning, each day more and more global enterprises and industry firms are recognizing hyperconverged infrastructure as a mainstream technology. Since last year, Actual Tech Media found that adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure worldwide has grown by 54% and is accelerating across the globe – providing a huge opportunity in the market. But our partners, armed with SimpliVity’s stellar solution and no-nonsense channel program, are perfectly positioned to harness the exploding industry and provide a better economic model that delivers greater value to their customers and their bottom line.