SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data center, today announced that the company has experienced record-breaking growth for 2014, highlighted by a nearly 500 percent increase in sales and customer acquisition over 2013. In addition, SimpliVity realized massive global expansion, closing the year with operations in Asia, resellers in nearly 50 countries and employees in 18 countries. SimpliVity also grew to more than 400 employees worldwide, with more than 270 percent year-over-year-growth, and plans to continue its tremendous growth in 2015.
“We are very pleased with the rapid adoption of SimpliVity and OmniCube by end-users, VARs and a partner such as Cisco. The market is recognizing that true hyperconvergence encompasses much more than just integration of rudimentary storage with compute,” said Doron Kempel, CEO, SimpliVity. “Our customers include some of the largest telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and services companies globally; alongside mid-size enterprises that typically run all of their applications, across sites, entirely on SimpliVity systems. We expect another year of rapid, global growth in 2015.”
Over the course of 2014, SimpliVity shipped 1,500 OmniCube and OmniStack licenses. SimpliVity diversified its product line by introducing Cisco UCS-based hyperconverged solutions, which allowed the company to expand into new markets. Since OmniStack Integrated Solution for Cisco UCS became generally available in November 2014, SimpliVity secured multiple customers in the Americas, EMEA and APJ.
SimpliVity also increased its global channel partnerships by more than 200 percent, and launched Partner Advantage, a program that enables IT’s leading resellers and integrators to offer their customers a world-class solution to transform their data centers. With half of the company’s 2014 sales from international markets, SimpliVity remains on the forefront of this rapidly expanding market and continues to increase its global footprint.
SimpliVity expanded its support and manufacturing in the U.S. and EMEA, with a new support center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Cork, Ireland, as well as a recent Pan-EMEA agreement with Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS, enabling manufacturing in Budapest, Hungary.
In addition to significant company growth, 2014 marked additional achievements for the company including:
- Two product releases for its OmniStack software, which powers its hyperconverged infrastructure solution, OmniCube, as well as a new CN-2200 model building block.
- Recognized with more than a dozen awards and accolades including Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT, CRN Channel Chiefs, CRN 5-Star Partner Program, Modern Infrastructure Impact Award for Converged Infrastructure and being named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems.
- Bolstered its executive leadership with the additions of Marianne Budnik as chief marketing officer, Mitch Breen as senior vice president of global sales, Scott Morris as vice president of APJ, George Hope as vice president of global channel sales, Jon Bachman as vice president of product management and Marty Sanders as vice president of Americas sales.