SimpliVity, which offers hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data center, will release a new version of its OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform in November, available via its reselllers and VARs. In addition to its own packaging of OmniStack on Dell x86 appliances, offered as OmniCube, SimpliVity will now provide integration with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series Rack-mount systems.
SimpliVity’s OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS assimilates eight to 12 core data center functions on Cisco UCS C240 rack-mount servers, including the hypervisor, compute, storage, network switching, backup, replication, cloud gateway, caching, WAN optimization, real-time deduplication and more, clustering multiple units to form a shared resource pool.
“Mid-size and large enterprises often have a strategic relationship with a server vendor,” said Arun Taneja, founder, president and consulting analyst at Taneja Group. “SimpliVity’s partnership with Cisco and the availability of OmniStack with the UCS platform will instantly expand its market size by a significant amount. Cisco also benefits in that UCS will now find itself in one of the hottest markets—hyperconvergence. However, the customer is the ultimate winner with a broader choice now available to them.”
It offers global policy-based management of workloads in the federation and associated services to deliver automation; the VM-centric approach shifts policies from underlying hardware components to workloads. It also has integrated data protection with VM-level backup policies and WAN-optimized replication to a second site or the cloud for disaster recovery. OmniStack also manages data segments in 4K to 8K chunks and deduplicates redundant segments before data hits disk to eliminate unnecessary read/write IO.
“SimpliVity is thrilled with the market’s response to our unique Data Virtualization Platform,” said Doron Kempel, chairman and CEO at SimpliVity Corp. “We are not the ‘first to market,’ however, we offer the most complete solution. As we engaged with some of the most sophisticated customers and partners across the globe, demand for an integrated solution with Cisco Unified Computing Systems became a recurring theme. SimpliVity is committed to delivering the best of both worlds: on one hand, x86 cloud economics, reducing TCO by three times; on the other hand, Tier 1 enterprise capabilities: performance, data-efficiency, data protection and global unified management. We are pleased to introduce our OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform, now integrated with Cisco UCS C240 Rack-mount Servers.”