SimpliVity’s Mitch Breen and George Hope Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs
Executives provide stellar channel enablement during explosive growth phase and demand for hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – February 25, 2015 – SimpliVity the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data center, announced today that Mitch Breen, senior vice president of global sales, and George Hope, vice president of global channels, have been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners.
Breen and Hope are responsible for driving new growth for SimpliVity and its partners. Under their leadership, SimpliVity increased its global channel partnerships by more than 200 percent, and launched Partner Advantage, a program that enables IT’s leading resellers and integrators to offer their customers a world-class solution to transform their data centers. SimpliVity also diversified its product line by introducing a Cisco UCS-based hyperconverged infrastructure solution, which allows SimpliVity to expand its program to Cisco partners with a meet-in-the-channel product and partnership.
“Our Company’s growth is intricately linked to a strong network of incredible partners who represent the very best in the business,” said Breen. “I’m confident that the depth and breadth of our channel network will continue to support the incredible demand for SimpliVity’s pioneering hyperconverged IT infrastructure solutions. Our solutions enable partners to open new conversations with their customers and build stronger relationships.”
The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.
“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com
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SimpliVity delivers the best of both worlds: cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection and functionality. The company provides software-defined infrastructure packaged on industry-standard x86 systems, providing abstraction, pooling and automation of IT resources and services. By assimilating eight to twelve core data center functions, including the hypervisor, compute, storage, network switching, backup, replication, cloud gateway, caching, WAN optimization, real-time deduplication and more, SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform delivered on hyperconverged infrastructure delivers a 3x reduction in TCO. It’s also differentiated by global unified management, integrated backup and replication, and unparalleled efficiency via deduplication, compression and optimization of data before it hits disk to save IOPS and capacity on primary storage and throughout the workload’s lifecycle. Launched in 2013, SimpliVity is in use at hundreds of enterprises and service providers worldwide, including T-Systems; City of Arvada, Colorado; MLB Network; and Wausau Coated. Headquartered in Massachusetts, SimpliVity’s business model is 100% indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available through its network of worldwide resellers and distributors. For more information, contact us at +1 508-310-1032, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.simplivity.com.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.