SimpliVity Leads the Charge in the Hyperconvergence Race, Revealing Rapid Growth in Q3 2015
Large scale customer wins, expanded partnerships, and extensive hiring result in impressive Q3 numbers
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—October 6, 2015—SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure revolutionizing enterprise IT with its unique Data Virtualization Platform, today announced continued rapid growth through Q3 2015. As of September 30, the company grew sales bookings by 50 percent quarter over quarter, with more than 50% of revenues coming from outside North America.
Achieving New Dimensions of Scale and Performance
SimpliVity signed its biggest customer deal to date in Q3 – a service provider implementing more than 200 OmniStack Integrated Solutions with Cisco UCS – demonstrating the company’s ability to scale to very large deployments. According to a new ESG Lab Validation Report, SimpliVity, now with its OmniStack version 3.0 platform launched in early September, delivers unparalleled performance and scale for mission-critical applications in a hyperconverged infrastructure environment. Additionally, SimpliVity advanced its success in Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 companies, realizing a significant increase in the average end user deal size.
Expanding Strategic Alliances for Market Leadership
Delivering on its promise of being x86 server agnostic and creating the world’s most ubiquitous hyperconverged offering, SimpliVity continued to expand its partner ecosystem in Q3. Unit sales of SimpliVity’s OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS increased more than 200 percent quarter over quarter. SimpliVity also announced availability of the company’s OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform as an integrated solution with Lenovo System x3650 servers, and completed initial customer transactions in both Americas and EMEA within weeks.
Advancing Technology Leadership
In August 2015, SimpliVity launched the third generation of its OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform – its most robust product launch since the company was founded. OmniStack 3.0 revolutionizes multi-site deployments with a new Unified Protected ROBO (remote office, branch office) solution, improves performance and scalability for highly consolidated single-site deployments, and extends foundational, built-in data protection by being the first hyperconverged infrastructure vendor to deliver file-level restore capabilities. In conjunction with the launch, and as a proof-point of the platform’s maturity, SimpliVity revealed the industry’s most complete guarantee – SimpliVity HyperGuarantee – which includes assurances in five key functionalities: data efficiency, protection, simplicity, management and availability.
Expanding Global Operations
Global operations continued to be a top priority for the business, with SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure in high-demand worldwide and more than 50 percent of sales continuing to come from outside of North America. Thus far in 2015, SimpliVity has increased its global reseller footprint to more than 60 countries, expanded its employee base to 21 countries and grown its network to 700 partners globally. The company also introduced two new customer centers in Cork, Ireland and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Realizing Corporate Momentum
Now totaling more than 630 employees, SimpliVity has hired more than 150 new team members within the past year, representing 35 percent growth year over year. Most notably, the company added Tom Beaudoin to its employee roster as CFO, and is on target to reach 750 total global employees by year end.
In addition to explosive company growth, Q3 2015 marked additional achievements for the company including:
- CEO Doron Kempel selected as a 2015 Boston Business Journal Innovation All Star
- SimpliVity honored as a 2015 CRN Emerging Vendor
- CEO Doron Kempel and George Hope included in CRN’s Top 100 Executives List
“We have continued executing against our mission to provide a superior hyperconverged offering, delivering our unique Data Virtualization Platform through an expanding network of strategic partners worldwide. Given the increased momentum experienced in Q3, we’re poised for a very strong finish to 2015.” – Doron Kempel, CEO, SimpliVity
“When first encountered SimpliVity, we immediately realized they were offering just the solution that we had been seeking for quite a while. Having seen many promises on shiny leaflets over the years, we decided to do a proof-of-concept in a production environment. SimpliVity met all of our expectations. The hyperconverged solution enables us to run a VMware-based infrastructure, combined with centralized backup, over narrow WAN links in a ROBO scenario. We are amazed with their rock-solid system and we intend to deploy OmniCubes to additional 45 locations during the next two years.” – Ingo Batz, System / Network Administration, OHG Transgourmet GmbH & Co.
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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 IT 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 (8-12 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 630 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.