SimpliVity Adds Support for KVM Hypervisor and OpenStack to its Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Vancouver, Canada – May 20, 2015 – SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for IT, today announced at the OpenStack conference in Vancouver, Canada that its hyperconverged infrastructure platform now supports the KVM hypervisor and OpenStack.
“SimpliVity strategically designed its hyperconverged infrastructure platform to be hypervisor-agnostic,” said Jesse St. Laurent, vice president, product strategy, SimpliVity. “Customers who prefer the customizable and flexible features of the open source KVM platform can also benefit from SimpliVity’s holistic approach to hyperconvergence. Customers can now also leverage OpenStack to orchestrate their private clouds built on SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure with VMware vSphere and KVM.”
SimpliVity has fully integrated its hyperconverged platform into OpenStack, providing a simplified hybrid cloud management experience for customers using VMware vSphere and KVM. SimpliVity’s platform combines all the data center services and functions below the hypervisor onto commodity x86 systems – including the compute, storage, network switching, native data protection (including local and remote backup), cloud gateway, caching, WAN optimization, real-time deduplication and more – delivering cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection, and functionality. From OpenStack, customers can:
- Mobilize and protect their KVM and VMware vSphere virtualized workloads
- Discover and monitor virtual machines (VMs)
- Provision new VMs and set policies for data protection at the individual VM level
- Manage the backup, restore, and cloning processes
SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure solution was architected to support any x86 server, any hypervisor and any orchestration platform. SimpliVity first introduced its hyperconverged solution with VMware vSphere on a commodity x86 server; then last year, the company expanded its hardware support for Cisco UCS. With today’s announcement, SimpliVity has extended hypervisor support to KVM as well as orchestration capabilities through the OpenStack framework to provide more options for customers.
As a supporting organization of The OpenStack Foundation, SimpliVity has contributed to the enhancement of Nova (compute) and Cinder (block storage) services of OpenStack and is actively involved in the community.
About SimpliVity Corporation
Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their business demands. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8 to 12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 sharable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualization architecture improves performance, protection and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionized IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised more than $276 million in venture capital and employs more than 400 worldwide. SimpliVity’s business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors. For more information, visit http://www.simplivity.com.