SimpliVity Named a Leader in Hyperconverged Infrastructure
August 2016 by Marc Jacob
SimpliVity announced that the company was recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave*: Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Q3 2016 report.
SimpliVity’s position as a Leader in Forrester’s assessment of the 12 most significant hyperconverged infrastructure vendors was based on the company’s performance across Forrester’s 28-criteria evaluation, which included such criteria as hyperconverged functions, high availability and data protection, manageability and ease of operations, and customer feedback.
According to Forrester, SimpliVity "offers a very rich set of global multisite data management functions anchored by an always-on global deduplication architecture. It includes a comprehensive set of backup, deduplication, snapshot, and clones with multisite data replication and [disaster recovery] capabilities along with wide-area network (WAN) optimization." "Forrester put it best in its report, ’Hyperconvergence is a concept whose time has come,’ and we couldn’t agree more. We believe that SimpliVity is driving this transition - illustrated by even the largest global enterprises transforming their IT with SimpliVity," said Marianne Budnik, CMO, SimpliVity. "It’s been exciting to watch the growth in the market, especially as we continue to gain momentum by expanding our enterprise customer base while demonstrating an exemplary customer experience. Our customer loyalty and satisfaction metrics are striking - standing at a Net Promoter Score of 90 - 47% higher than the industry average. The hyperconverged market will only continue to expand over the next year, and judging by Forrester’s report, I believe SimpliVity will lead the charge."
"It’s not surprising to see SimpliVity listed as a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure; it’s something we’ve known for a long time. As soon as I saw the first SimpliVity demo, I knew they were doing something revolutionary," said Ray DeCrescente, CTO, Capital Region Orthopedics Group. "We were really looking for a solution that would improve our disaster recovery, data protection, and business continuity capabilities. We evaluated multiple vendors and solutions before finding that SimpliVity could reliably run all our mission-critical healthcare applications, give us an improved disaster recovery posture, and would help to modernize and advance the performance of our PACS application. I believe SimpliVity is unlike anything else on the hyperconverged market, and feel this report signals that firms like Forrester agree."