SimpliVity goes from Best of VMworld Gold to VMworld Europe Platinum
SimpliVity wins Best of VMworld Gold Medal for virtualized environments with its groundbreaking OmniCubeTM platform and prepares for VMworld Europe 2013 as Platinum sponsor.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., September 16, 2013—Just two weeks after winning the prestigious Best of VMworld Gold Medal Award for storage and backup for virtualized environments, SimpliVity today announced that it will be a Platinum sponsor for VMworld Europe in Barcelona beginning on October 14th. SimpliVity, provider of OmniCube, the market’s only globally-federated and hyperconverged infrastructure platform, will be presenting and demonstrating the award winning OmniCube platform with customers and partners attending the show, in Booth #P308.
Achieving the “Best of VMworld” Gold award in the storage and backup category is clear recognition of SimpliVity’s superior technology and data management solution. SimpliVity’s OmniCube was singled out amongst over 200 nominated products for its ability to enable dramatic cost savings and radically simplified operations, while delivering a rich set of functionality to VMware customers. The Gold award comes as SimpliVity marks the one year anniversary of first introducing OmniCube to the market at VMworld 2012—a year marked by rapid market adoption across the globe and across a broad set of large and small companies, many of whom accompanied SimpliVity to the show to join in the Gold Medal celebration.
In winning Gold, OmniCube beat out all of the established storage vendors in addition to a set of early stage companies on the strength of its unique data management capabilities for virtualized environments. OmniCube is a 2U rack mounted system that assimilates the core data center infrastructure functions of server, storage, and networking in addition to a wide range of advanced functionality that otherwise is only delivered by numerous disparate appliances and software packages: native VM-level backup, WAN optimization, bandwidth efficient replication for DR, cache accelerated performance, and cloud integration. Underlying this rich functionality is OmniStack, an entirely new data architecture that is designed with inline deduplication, compression, and optimization at the core. The judges who awarded Best of VMworld to SimpliVity said, “OmniCube changes the data center for the better.”
“The enthusiasm and rapid adoption of OmniCube is remarkable, but not entirely surprising,” commented Klaus Seidl, SimpliVity’s sales leader in the European theater, who sought out SimpliVity after 15 years during which he established NetApp’s and Riverbed’s operations in Europe. “This is what the European enterprise market has waited for: the simplified, multi-functional infrastructure building block that allows them to build out their customized clouds for private and public customers.” Since entering Europe in the second half 2012, SimpliVity has expanded its world-class partner network to more than 20 and has rapidly grown its install base, deploying systems in all major countries throughout the continent.
“OmniCube represents a radically simplified IT infrastructure, and achieves astonishing results of 3x TCO reduction. Legitimate initial skepticism has been overcome by excitement and rapid global market adoption by some of the world’s largest enterprises and cloud providers, as well as mid-market and small businesses. Radical cost reduction matters to all companies, and through our participation at VMworld and other events, we are inviting customers to learn about the novel data-architecture that powers the market’s most efficient IT infrastructure,” commented Doron Kempel, SimpliVity CEO.
SimpliVity now plans to carry the momentum it achieved at VMworld San Francisco to Barcelona, as the company continues to introduce itself to an ever-growing population of enthusiastic VMware users and partners. Visitors to the SimpliVity booth will see the power of OmniCube in action as the company demonstrates a live OmniCube Global Federation, and highlights all of the key attributes of its underlying architecture and data efficiency technologies that allow it to achieve 3X TCO reduction compared to traditional infrastructure.
“Where in the past converged infrastructure didn’t go much further than simplifying the sales process to put multiple products in a single order line, SimpliVity put all required functionality into one single building block; the OmniCube,” commented Hans De Leenheer, European Virtualization Specialist. “While this is already compelling, I found the true differentiator to be how the underlying technology has been designed. The combination of SimpliVity’s inline data efficiency and its Global Federated Management makes moving virtual workloads around the world so simple that finding a more cost-effective alternative would be a true challenge.”
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.