SimpliVity has announced the company has been accepted into the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance program. In addition, the company has opened its new Seattle Development Center to serve as an innovation and R&D hub on the West Coast, accelerating SimpliVity’s relationship with Microsoft Corp. and the engineering and marketing of SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solutions for virtualized Microsoft data centers.

SimpliVity 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. By virtualizing all IT infrastructure and services below the hypervisor onto x86 building blocks, SimpliVity is able to provide the best of both worlds: enterprise-grade capabilities with low-cost cloud economics, delivering 3x total cost of ownership savings.

“SimpliVity spent 43 months developing the OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform in order to profoundly simplify IT. 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 center consolidation, ROBO management, disaster recovery, VDI and more,” said Erik Randles, vice president, business development, SimpliVity. “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.”

“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,” said Chris Lwanga, principle PM manager, Microsoft. “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.”


This article was originally posted “SimpliVity Joins The Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.