Data Center Infrastructure Services Provider SimpliVity Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance
January 6, 2016
Data center infrastructure services provider SimpliVity has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance. SimpliVity, which has headquarters in Westborough, Massachusetts, United States, bills itself as a “pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market” and a company which can “simplify and scale” data center infrastructure through its hyperconvergence data virtualization platform. The company’s services bring together “all IT elements below the hypervisor”, uniting them in a “simple 2U building block of x86 sharable resources”. The company employs more than 630 staff globally and has received around $276 million in venture capital investment to date.
SimpliVity’s OmniStack 3.0 Data Virtualization Platform is not tied to the products of a specific manufacturer and supports “any hypervisor, any x86 server, any management tool, and any cloud provider”. With virtualised IT infrastructure and services, SimpliVity offers “enterprise-grade capabilities with low-cost cloud economics, delivering 3x total cost of ownership savings”.
Alongside joining the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance, SimpliVity has also announced the opening of a the Seattle Development Center. The center is intended to act as an “R&D hub” on the United States’ West Coast. The center will also enhance SimpliVity’s relationship with Microsoft through the “engineering and marketing of SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solutions for virtualised Microsoft data centers”.
“SimpliVity spent 43 months developing the OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform in order to profoundly simplify IT,” explained SimpliVity’s Vice President, Business Development, Erik Randles. “We did not merely integrate storage and compute for incremental improvements, we decided to transform the data center to tackle the biggest challenges enterprise IT faces today – data centre consolidation, ROBO management, disaster recovery, VDI and more. Our relationship with Microsoft is an important step in SimpliVity’s expanding technology alliance ecosystem, enabling SimpliVity to deliver even more technological options and business value to customers.”
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