SimpliVity Named Red Herring’s Top 100 North America 2013
On the strength of OmniCube’s rapid market adoption, and the transformational potential to enterprise IT, SimpliVity is listed among an elite group of technology innovators.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., June 3, 2013—SimpliVity Corporation, developer of OmniCubeTM, the market’s only globally-federated, hyperconverged infrastructure system, today announced that it has been selected from thousands of companies as a winner of Red Herring’s Top 100 award. The Red Herring Top 100 is a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures, and more than any other award in the industry, is recognized as a leading indicator of winning companies.
“Red Herring’s Top 100 award is known in the industry as an indicator of the future success of a technology company, and includes Google, Facebook, and Palo Alto Networks amongst its list of alumni. What impresses me most is the speed with which SimpliVity has gone from its initial launch to achieving the market presence that allows them to capture this award,” said Mark Bowker, senior analyst with Enterprise Research Group.
The Red Herring editorial team selected SimpliVity for the award, based on the market traction, distinction, technological superiority, and transformational potential of OmniCubeTM, SimpliVity’s flagship product.
OmniCube is an atomic IT building block that reduces the TCO of IT infrastructure by 3 times or more. Powered by a novel data architecture, and pending over 10 patents, OmniCube combines the functionality of up to 12 different products in a single unified stack, including servers, primary storage systems, storage switches, backup deduplication appliances, WAN optimization devices, SSD appliances, data protection applications, and cloud gateway appliances. OmniCube systems may be deployed in a single data center to provide a massively scalable pool of shared resources, or in data centers across the globe and the cloud, to provide efficient data movement and global federated management of all virtual machines and their infrastructure from a single location, through a single pane of glass, by a single operator.
The core underlying technology of OmniCube—and one of the primary factors in achieving the award—is SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform (DVP). DVP provides inline deduplication, compression, and optimization of all data as it is first written by the applications into OmniCube, and delivers a global framework for storing and managing the resulting fine-grained data elements across all systems throughout the Global Federation, including the cloud. High performance with low latency is enabled by the OmniCube Accelerator, SimpliVity’s patent pending PCIe card that drives the inline deduplication and compression. Powered by the DVP, OmniCube is a revolutionary IT infrastructure system that enables the mobility, scalability, and dramatic cost savings that are disrupting the status quo.
“In selecting the next infrastructure platform for our VMware environment, my team and I went through an extensive analysis of the options. SimpliVity’s OmniCube emerged as the clear leader on the strength of the superior value that it delivers through its rich feature set and significant cost savings it enables,” said Chad J. Lemmer, IT Manager for Wausau Coated Products, Inc. “I’m pleased to see that the Red Herring team reached similar conclusions in awarding SimpliVity with this prestigious honor.”
“Every IT team that I speak with is looking for a next generation infrastructure platform that simplifies the environment, delivers advanced data protection and data mobility, and saves cost. In essence, they are all seeking to achieve an x86 based Software-Defined Data Center. This is exactly what SimpliVity has delivered. SimpliVity’s OmniCube is well positioned to capitalize on this growing market demand,” said Arun Taneja, Founder and Senior Analyst of the Taneja Group.
“SimpliVity is on a tear. The product has been exceptionally well received and they are now rapidly scaling their customer and partner network. The company is well positioned for long term market leadership, and they have the team to do it. Red Herring’s award is further recognition of their market momentum,” said Matt Murphy, partner of the preeminent venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
The Red Herring editorial team selects the most innovative companies based on their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. The winners are evaluated on 20 quantitative and qualitative criteria including: disruptiveness of the solution in its respective markets, venture investment, startup growth stage, growth rate, industry awards and recognition, and technological advantage.
“Red Herring has a track record for identifying companies that are delivering game-changing technology,” said Doron Kempel, Chairman and CEO, SimpliVity Corporation. “We are honored by this validation of OmniCube’s significant distinction, market impact, and alignment with the needs of enterprise IT professionals.”
About SimpliVity Corporation
SimpliVity was established with the mission of simplifying IT by delivering a new data architecture that powers an assimilated infrastructure platform. SimpliVity’s OmniCube™ utilizes standard x86 base systems to converge server and storage functionality, along with significant advanced functionality that today is delivered by numerous disparate appliances—all at a fraction of cost and with extreme reduction in complexity. OmniCube goes further than infrastructure convergence to enable a global network of systems for managing and protecting the virtual machines and their data. OmniCube systems are deployed in a network of two or more, creating an OmniCube Global Federation, which provides efficient data movement, resource sharing, and scalability.
SimpliVity’s solutions and professional services are available through its reseller and partner channels along with sales, service, and customer support located worldwide. Information on SimpliVity Corporation is available at www.simplivity.com, tel: +1-508.310.0132 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.