Hyperconverged infrastructure company, SimpliVity, has been accepted into the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance program. SimpliVity joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance program entrants, Tintri and Trend Micro, that also recently joined the program towards the end of last year.
As part of this alliance, SimpliVity has opened its new Seattle development center to serve as an innovation and R&D hub on the West Coast of the US, accelerating its relationship with Microsoft and the engineering and marketing of SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solutions for virtualised Microsoft datacentres.
SimpliVity vice-president of business development, Erik Randles, said the company designed its OmniStack 3.0 Data Virtualization Platform to be vendor-agnostic – aimed to support any hypervisor, any x86 server, any management tool, and any Cloud provider.
“We did not merely integrate storage and compute for incremental improvements, we decided to transform the datacentre to tackle the biggest challenges enterprise IT faces today – datacentre 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,” Randles said.
Microsoft principle PM manager, Chris Lwanga, said the company is pleased to welcome SimpliVity into its Enterprise Cloud Alliance program, and it’s excited to see how the partnership continues to expand and grow.
“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,” Lwanga added.