SimpliVity Named a BostInno 50 on Fire Finalist in Technology
50 on Fire honors the creators, innovators and game-changers impacting Boston
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – November 4, 2014 – SimpliVity, the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data center, announced today that it has been named a finalist in BostInno’s 50 on Fire in the technology category. BostInno 50 on Fire honors the creators, innovators and game-changers making an impact in Boston and beyond.
BostInno editors culled down the more than 2,000 nominations to a list of about 200 finalists, 29 of which are in the tech category. These finalists will be reviewed by a panel of judges, who will select the 50 winners. On Dec. 4, BostInno will reveal this year’s award recipients live at an awards celebration. As technology is the largest category, 10 winners will be selected from the 29 finalists.
“We are thrilled to be named a finalist in BostInno’s 50 on Fire in the technology category,” said Doron Kempel, CEO, SimpliVity. “This is further testimony of SimpliVity’s achievements within the industry. Boston’s ecosystem and technology firms are driving innovation and creating an impact on business and society. We are pleased to be a part of this ever-growing hub of creativity and innovation.”
SimpliVity is one of the fastest-growing technology firms in Boston, having more than doubled its employees within eight months—with plans to hire an additional 100+ employees by the end of 2014. SimpliVity’s high-growth mode is also exemplified in its 10x increase year over year in customers and the addition of more than 250 channel partners in 2014. To support this rapid growth, the company raised $58M in Series C funding in November 2013 from investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DFJ Growth, Meritech Capital Partners, Accel Partners and Charles River, bringing its total investment to date to $101M.
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About SimpliVity Corporation
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
hyperconverged infrastructure delivers a 3x reduction in TCO. It’s also differentiated by global unified
management, integrated data protection, 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