SimpliVity, Comstor Sign EMEA Distribution Agreement

SimpliVity OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS helps solution providers deliver a more simplified, lower-cost hyper-converged infrastructure

Cirencester, U.K. – 29th June, 2015 – WestconGroup, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communication, network infrastructure, and data center solutions, today announced the company’s Comstor business unit has signed an EMEA partnership with SimpliVity to distribute the company’s leading hyperconverged infrastructure platform, OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS.

“Hyper-converged infrastructure systems offer a powerful, easy solution for today’s virtualized data centers and represent enormous business potential for our solution provider customers,” said WestconGroup Executive Vice President Jeremy Butt. “Our EMEA partnership with SimpliVity enables us to quote, order, build and deliver SimpliVity OmniStack as one integrated solution with Cisco UCS.”  

SimpliVity’s hyper-converged infrastructure radically simplifies IT by consolidating all infrastructure and data services below the hypervisor into a single unified stack running on x86 building blocks. SimpliVity hyper-converged infrastructure is delivered at a fraction of cost and with extreme reduction in complexity over legacy IT stacks.

Johannes Kunz, director, channel sales, EMEA, SimpliVity, comments on the key benefits of SimpliVity’s hyper-converged infrastructure: “By replacing the cluttered infrastructure stack, SimpliVity with Cisco UCS delivers the performance, reliability, availability, security, and data protection that enterprises require, but with the economics of the cloud. Our solution takes it a step further by consolidating these benefits into one hyper-converged device, resulting in a saving of up to 3 times the total cost of ownership.”

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About WestconGroup

Westcon Group Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. WestconGroup’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the WestconGroup organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. WestconGroup’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Brocade, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat.

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About SimpliVity

Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their businesses demand. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (eight to 12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 sharable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualization architecture improves performance, protection, and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionized IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised more than $276 million in venture capital, and employs more than 500 worldwide. SimpliVity’s business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors.

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