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SimpliVity: Transforming the Data Center with Virtualization and Storage Convergence

The data center has fast been transformed by the emergence and mainstream adoption of virtualization over merely the past decade. Virtualization has changed the ability of IT to deploy and manage workloads, and lent tremendous power to the administrator for manipulating those workloads in clever ways. At onset, virtualization first became appealing to most users because it promised to homogenize a rather difficult part of the physical data center through a layer of software abstraction. Such abstraction would make configuration and deployment difficulties associated with physical server hardware and fat operating systems melt away. The rewards from this undertaking were tremendous – untold buckets of operational dollars were saved by avoiding time and effort intensive rack, power, install, and configure cycles that would occur repeatedly to facilitate application development, testing, production deployment, cycle replacements, break/fix, and more. The changes have infused the business with a new ability to leverage IT, and to do so at lower cost and with less risk of disruption.

The transformation is not yet complete, as the full promise of virtualization is inhibited by the underlying physical infrastructure of the data center. Realization of the need to address the infrastructure complexity problem is driving a flurry of innovation in the market. With an eye on what we call hyperconvergence, we’ll briefly survey innovations emerging in response to on-going virtualization challenges, evaluate how these technologies will impact the datacenter over the next few years, and highlight one vendor as an early innovator bringing these changes to the market: SimpliVity. Unlike early players who have converged a few aspects of the IT Infrastructure stack – rudimentary storage and server functionality – SimpliVity has assimilated all the functionality of the IT Infrastructure on to a single platform. Each such unit – OmniCube, as SimpliVity calls it – offers a complete set of data center infrastructure functionality at a fraction of the acquisition and operating costs of separate IT systems. But hyperconvergence will bring about change far bigger than costs, and may well transform how IT is done. Let’s take a look.
 

Publish date: 08/20/12
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SimpliVity prepares 'hyper-converged' OmniCube

SimpliVity Corp. came out of stealth today, promising an integrated stack of storage, compute and networking in 2U appliances that can be managed through VMware's vCenter console.

  • Premiered: 08/20/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchVirtualStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA OmniCube TBA convergence TBA VMWare TBA vCenter TBA Arun Taneja
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How SimpliVity compares to EMC & IT convergence startups

EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) has helped to define the concept of "IT convergence" by offering its hardware paired with components from Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and its VMware (NYSE: VMW) arm, in a bid to simplify data center infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 08/20/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Boston Business Journal
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA convergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA Nutanix TBA Scale-Computing
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Prepare for the era of the data center in a box

While several of the largest storage vendors, such as EMC, Hewlett-Packard and NetApp, have entered into agreements with server, software and networking vendors to offer bundled products, purpose-built products are just beginning to emerge.

  • Premiered: 08/20/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: ComputerWorld
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA hyper convergence TBA Data Center
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Simplivity Raises $25 Million Series B to Bring its IT Infrastructure to Market

It was only a few weeks ago that my colleague Nick DeLuca reported on Simplivity emerging from stealth, noting that it had thus far raised $18 million from Accel and Charles River Ventures. Well, today the IT infrastructure company announced a whopping $25 million in Series B funding, led by Kleiner Perkins and joined by its two existing investors.

  • Premiered: 09/24/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BostInno.com
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA Arun Taneja TBA Accel TBA Charles River Ventures
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HyperConvergence: Next Generation Virtualization

Over the past decade the data center has been transformed by the emergence and mainstream adoption of virtualization. Today, the data center is a far different creature than any architect would have imagined prior to the year 2000.

  • Premiered: 10/18/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: InfoStor.com
Topic(s): TBA hyperconvergence TBA Virtualization TBA Next Generation TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA convergence
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Converged Infrastructure, or 'Where Did All the Silos Go?'

Once upon a time as IT shops grew and matured, infrastructure subgroups would form to focus on complex domain-specific technologies. Servers, storage and networking all required deep subject matter expertise and a single-minded focus to keep up with the varying intricacies of implementation, operations and management.

  • Premiered: 03/20/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA EqualLogic TBA SAN TBA Virtualization TBA hyper-converge TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA hyperconvergence TBA convergence
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VM-aware, hyper-converged storage to make room for more hypervisors

So far the "VM" in VM-aware storage stands more for VMware than for virtual machine. Most vendors in this market develop their systems for VMware vSphere, the dominant hypervisor on the market.

  • Premiered: 03/29/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA hypervisors TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA hyperconvergence TBA Tintri TBA SimpliVity TBA Nutanix TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Scale Computing TBA Jeff Byrne
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SimpliVity is Named to Red Herring’s Top 100 North America

SimpliVity Corporation, developer of OmniCubeTM, the market’s only globally federated hyperconverged infrastructure system, today announced that it has been selected from thousands of companies as a winner of Red Herring's Top 100 award.

  • Premiered: 06/05/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Reuters
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA hyperconvergence TBA Deduplication TBA Cloud TBA SSD TBA Data protection TBA Data Center TBA scalability TBA Mobility TBA Software Defined Data Center
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Showing Wide-Ranging Global Market Adoption for OmniCube...

SimpliVity's rapid market adoption continues to provide evidence that a revolution is afoot in IT infrastructure, providing great benefit to IT organizations worldwide that can now capitalize on the superior economics and simplicity that the new era is ushering in.

  • Premiered: 07/01/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch.com
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA OmniCube TBA OmniStack TBA Virtualization TBA primary data TBA Data Center TBA Data protection TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Storage
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Goodbye LUN technology, you served us well

The era of LUNs and volumes, as we have known them for decades in the data storage industry, is quietly coming to an end. And if you ask me, it's for all the right reasons, even if storage administrators may feel threatened by the change.

  • Premiered: 10/25/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA LUN TBA Storage TBA Volumes TBA server TBA replication TBA Compression TBA VM TBA Virtualization TBA VMWare TBA Hyper-V TBA Gridstore TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA Tintri TBA HP TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA Virtual storage TBA VSA TBA Virsto TBA QoS
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A Sneak Attack on Big Data Center Makers

Nutanix is among a small group of companies, including SimpliVity and Scale Computing, that in the past two years have lured smaller businesses away from traditional data centers with promises of big savings.

  • Premiered: 12/05/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Bloomberg Businessweek
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA processing TBA Storage TBA Networking TBA Compute TBA Data Center TBA Nutanix TBA HP TBA EMC TBA EBay TBA Facebook TBA Arun Taneja
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Storage infrastructure management is still elusive

We've been on a multi-decade crusade to address performance and basic storage management tasks to handle things such as protecting data in place, and scaling and expanding our data storage systems to meet new requirements. But today, when performance and scaling and expansion issues are addressed, it will be revealed that the last major challenge in the data center is storage management.

  • Premiered: 12/17/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Boles TBA scalability TBA Storage TBA storage infrastructure TBA VM TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Infrastructure TBA Virtual Infrastructure Management TBA converged storage TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA hyper-converged TBA HP TBA Hitachi TBA IBM TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA VSA TBA FalconStor TBA Nexenta TBA StorMagic TBA VMWare TBA VSAN TBA Gridstore TBA Tintri TBA Virtual Machine TBA SDS TBA software defined
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Stop counting megabytes; it's all about application-aware storage now

Whether clay pots, wooden barrels or storage arrays, vendors have always touted how much their wares can reliably store. And invariably, the bigger the vessel, the more impressive and costly it is, both to acquire and manage. The preoccupation with size as a measure of success implies that we should judge and compare offerings on sheer volume. But today, the relationship between physical storage media capacity and the effective value of the data "services" it delivers has become much more virtual and cloudy.

  • Premiered: 01/03/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Deduplication TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA SimpliVity TBA ASIC TBA Oracle TBA RainStor TBA Automated Tiering
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Acceleration of SimpliVity Customer Deployments Exemplify New Era in Converged Infrastructure

SimpliVity, the leading vendor in the converged infrastructure market with its award winning OmniCubeTM platform, today announced a collection of customers who chose OmniCube based on features and functionality not found in any other converged infrastructure offering.

  • Premiered: 01/27/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Sys-Con Media
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA OmniCube TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA converged TBA hyper-converged TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA data
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Nutanix completes phase two of dedupe plan for hyper-converged storage

Nutanix Inc. rolled out version 4.0 of its hyper-converged storage operating system today, adding data deduplication for data on hard disk drives and centralized management of multiple clusters and snapshots.

  • Premiered: 04/15/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Nutanix TBA hyperconvergence TBA Storage TBA converged storage TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Virtualization TBA SimpliVity TBA Maxta TBA Pivot3 TBA Scale Computing TBA VMWare TBA VSAN
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Hyperconvergence tackles storage and server strain

The simplicity of all-in-one data center offerings makes hyperconvergence popular with smaller businesses. After spending more than a decade selling IT shops on the benefits of separate server and storage environments, IT infrastructure vendors are starting to take a different tack, bundling servers and storage -- and in some cases, networking -- into Lego-like modules. The big plus is, they scale for capacity and performance, and they're managed as a single system.

  • Premiered: 05/20/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA hyper convergence TBA Storage TBA Data Center TBA scalability TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA vCenter TBA VCE TBA vBlock TBA NetApp TBA FlexPod TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA SAN TBA VMWare TBA OmniCube
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Hyper-converged infrastructure starts to offer greater choice

A hyper-converged infrastructure tightly integrates storage, compute, networking and server virtualization resources in the same box, and now products are starting to offer more points of differentiation. Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, surveyed the hyper-converged product landscape in this podcast interview. He explained the distinction between hyper-converged and converged systems, updated the list of products that meet his definition of hyper-convergence, discussed the latest choices users will find for hypervisors and hardware, and offered his predictions on the direction hyper-converged storage products could take.

  • Premiered: 06/02/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA hyper convergence TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA Compute TBA Storage TBA Networking TBA Server Virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA WAN Optimization TBA SimpliVity TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA VMWare TBA VSAN TBA LUN
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Podcast: Hyper-converged infrastructure starts to offer greater choice

A hyper-converged infrastructure tightly integrates storage, compute, networking and server virtualization resources in the same box, and now products are starting to offer more points of differentiation.

Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, surveyed the hyper-converged product landscape in this podcast interview. He explained the distinction between hyper-converged and converged systems, updated the list of products that meet his definition of hyper-convergence, discussed the latest choices users will find for hypervisors and hardware, and offered his predictions on the direction hyper-converged storage products could take.

  • Premiered: 06/02/14
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget
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In the Cloud Era, The Era of Convergence Is Upon Us

The era of IT infrastructure convergence is upon us. Every major vendor has some type of offering under this category. Startups and smaller players are also "talking" convergence. But what exactly is convergence and why are all the vendors so interested in getting included in this category? We will explain below the history of convergence, what it is, what it is not, what benefits accrue from such systems, who the players are, and who is leading the pack in true convergence.

  • Premiered: 06/10/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Virtualization Review TBA Virtualization TBA IT infrastructure TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA convergence TBA Networking TBA HDD TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA Cloud Computing TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Hadoop TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Compression TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Remote Office TBA ROBO TBA Compute TBA hyperconvergence TBA Server Virtualization