How the SimpliVity Acquisition Changes the Hyper Converged Market

The hyper converged computing market has one less competitor, while an industry giant has substantially strengthened its position.  A few months ago, Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquired SimpliVity, a leading player in the hyper converged computing market. This game-changing acquisition fits perfectly into HPE’s portfolio and legitimizes both themselves as a major vendor in this market, as well as the market itself. The marriage of HPE’s best-in-class infrastructure, automation, and cloud management software with SimpliVity’s industry-leading software-defined data management platform, delivers the best and most comprehensive hyper converged offering to the market.

Good News for Stressed Out IT Organizations

Businesses are turning to the cloud for speed, simplicity, and economics. For intellectual property, vital data, and mission-critical applications, an on-premise private cloud is typically the chosen option. But many businesses are looking for a public cloud experience within a hybrid IT environment. Thus, IT must deliver and support complex workloads while doing more with less staff and lower budgets.

 HPE SimpliVity Answers the Call

Hyper converged infrastructure solutions offer a system with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking, and virtualization resources and other technologies from scratch in a hardware box supported by a single vendor. HPE SimpliVity combines intuitive software with the reliability of a world class platform where IT can now become an internal service provider with cloud-like simplicity for the business while lowering costs and accelerating business initiatives.

Better Business Outcomes

HPE SimpliVity solutions can be deployed in several use cases such as a strategy for private or hybrid cloud, accelerating application development, or a way to more quickly deploy IT resources and optimize IT Ops. By choosing HPE SimpliVity, IT organizations can enjoy the benefits of:

  • Reduced IT Costs and Streamlined Operations
    • Up to 73% TCO savings compared to traditional IT infrastructure1
    • Up to 49% TCO savings compared to AWS public cloud deployment2
  • Improved Agility and Time to Production
    • Up to 81% increase in time spent on new projects3
    • One hour to provision eight-node cluster4
  • Maximized Uptime and Data Loss Prevention
    • 57% of customers reduced RTOs from days or hours to minutes5
    • 70% in backup/recovery and DR6

What Does the Future Hold?

Down the road, HPE plans to offer the HPE SimpliVity solution on its popular HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers. This solution promises to deliver the most complete hyper converged infrastructure solution on the market delivering: peak and predictable performance for all workloads, guaranteed data efficiency, built-in resiliency, backup, and disaster recovery, as well as global VM-centric management and mobility. Stay tuned … exciting things are to come from Hewlett Packard enterprise in the hyper converged market as they integrate the SimpliVity acquisition into their portfolio.

To learn more about HPE SimpliVity and if it’s right for you, contact us.


1 Forrester Research, “The Total Economic Impact™ Of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, November 2015

2 Evaluator Group, “Is Hyperconverged Cost-Competitive with the Cloud? An Evaluator Group TCO Analysis Comparing AWS and SimpliVity, January 2016

3 IDC, “SimpliVity Hyperconvergence Drives Operational Efficiency and Customers are Benefitting, April 2016

4 ESG, ESG Lab Validation Report: “SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, 2016”.

5 TechValidate surveyed SimpliVity customers regarding their experiences before and after deploying SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure

6 IDC, “SimpliVity Hyperconvergence Drives Operational Efficiency and Customers are Benefitting, April 2016


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