SimpliVity has been accepted into the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance programme and announced a new R&D hub with the intention of accelerating innovation.
Based in Seattle on the West Coast of the United States, the hub will help build the relationship between SimpliVity and Microsoft by aiding the engineering and marketing of the vendor’s hyperconverged solutions for virtualised Microsoft data centres.
The OmniStack 3.0 Data Virtualisation Platform by SimpliVity is designed to be vendor-agnostic, and is aimed to support any hypervisor, any x86 server, any management tool, and any cloud provider.
By virtualising all IT infrastructure and services below the hypervisor onto x86 building blocks, SimpliVity is able to provide enterprise-grade capabilities with low-cost cloud economics, delivering three times total cost of ownership savings, the company says.
Erik Randles, SimpliVity vice president business development, “SimpliVity spent 43 months developing the OmniStack Data Virtualisation Platform in order to profoundly simplify IT.
“We did not merely integrate storage and compute for incremental improvements, we decided to transform the data centre 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,” he says.
“Enterprise IT leaders around the globe have already seen the benefits of SimpliVity’s enterprise-grade hyperconverged infrastructure - rapid IT deployments, simple scalability, software-centric architecture, built-in data protection, global unified management - without sacrificing costs,” says Chris Lwanga, Microsoft principle PM manager.
“Microsoft is pleased to welcome this emerging leader into our Enterprise Cloud Alliance program, and we’re excited to see how the partnership continues to expand and grow,” he says.