Hyperconvergence vs. Legacy Providers
In his classic narrative, “The Innovator’s Dilemma”, renowned thinker and Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen explains how disruptive innovations challenge the status quo and displace incumbent firms that are too slow, too risk averse, and too vested in existing business models to keep pace.
While incumbents are focused on incremental improvements, disruptive innovators completely rethink the existing model, with dramatically better results.
Disrupting the Data Center
The status quo approach to data center infrastructure is being disrupted. Hyperconvergence is a complete rethinking of how data center infrastructure should be delivered. Data center infrastructure is evolving from separate servers, storage, data protection and other point-solutions – each with its own license agreement, renewal cycle, support contract, and management interface – to a software-defined solution that delivers all IT functions and data services in a single device.
While established vendors are claiming to deliver their own brands of hyperconvergence, these are mostly just incremental changes to their existing product lines. Many of the offerings that incumbent vendors are touting are aggregations of separate products, cobbled together in a mere 6-9 months. They are a mixed bag of licensed or acquired technologies, existing products, and potentially a sprinkling of homegrown IP. While they’re positioned as a single solution, they can still have licenses for each component, separate management interfaces, and separate data protection tools.
In contrast, true innovators like SimpliVity offer a superior approach, with the results to prove it.
SimpliVity was purpose-built from the ground-up. SimpliVity delivers a single hyperconverged solution that converges all IT infrastructure and data services for virtualized workloads, including built-in data protection, that eliminates the need for third-party backup and replication solutions. A recent Forrester TEI study found that the average device reduction is 10:1.
Tech Unicorns like SimpliVity set out to revolutionize IT infrastructure. They committed years to research and development before they launched their products. SimpliVity, for example, spent 43 months – more than three years – developing its technology, the OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform, building in functionality that even after three years in the market the other players just can’t match.
Only SimpliVity delivers breakthrough results that deliver on the true promise of hyperconvergence, simplifying IT infrastructure. This includes customers like a Global 50 organization, who consolidated from six global data centers to three, and from 34 racks of traditional IT equipment in a single data center to just three racks of SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure. Moreover, analysts have found that SimpliVity is up to 49% cheaper than AWS, and 73% less expensive than traditional IT.
The battle between tech innovators and legacy incumbents rages on. See for yourself how each stacked up in the latest third-party competitive comparisons.