Award recognition further validates SimpliVity’s leadership position

WESTBOROUGH, MA – January 27, 2015 — / — SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data center, has been named the top startup in the 2014 Tech Trailblazers Awards in the Cloud category. The awards program recognizes privately-held organizations around the world that are developing innovative solutions. This distinction is in recognition of SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure technology that helps businesses dramatically simplify their IT infrastructure and reduce total operating costs by 3x. SimpliVity uniquely combines all IT infrastructure below the hypervisor, including storage, compute, networking, data protection, plus numerous independent efficiency products, and enables global unified management.

This recognition comes on the heels of SimpliVity’s tremendous market acceleration in 2014. In the last year, SimpliVity experienced record-breaking sales growth of nearly 500 percent and significantly increased its employee base and partner relationships—including further expansion into EMEA and APJ.

“Being named a Tech Trailblazer in the cloud category underscores our market-leading technology and the strength of our customer and partner relationships,” said Doron Kempel, CEO at SimpliVity. “The need for a simplified and cost-effective cloud infrastructure solution is greater now more than ever as organizations’ virtualization and cloud initiatives are being hampered by legacy IT infrastructure that burdens IT staff and resources. SimpliVity solves this problem by delivering a true hyperconverged infrastructure solution that dramatically simplifies IT and improves operational efficiency.”

At the root of today’s infrastructure complexity problem is an antiquated data architecture that is not suited for today’s virtualized and cloud-integrated applications. SimpliVity OmniStack software-defined infrastructure packaged on industry-standard x86 systems combines 8-12 core data center functions in its globally federated and hyperconverged infrastructure solution to provide the best of both worlds: cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection and functionality.

The Tech Trailblazer finalists were selected through an initial judging round determined by a diverse panel of technology industry experts. The winners were then decided by the voting tech public and revisited by the judging panel.

Rose Ross, Chief Trailblazer said, “On behalf of the team and esteemed international judging panel, I congratulate all the winners of the Tech Trailblazers Awards. We were greatly impressed by the ingenuity and innovation shown in the entries. Winners of this year’s Tech Trailblazers Awards are some of the most exciting enterprise tech startups making an impact in the business world today. I’m sure we will be hearing more about the successes from these inspiring startups in the future. We wish them the very best of tech trailblazing luck in 2015.”


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About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are less than five years old and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups grow their businesses with exclusive coaching, mentoring and development from VCs and leading CTOs as well as an estimated prize fund worth in excess of $1m. The awards seek to recognize true innovators in the following enterprise technology and other areas: Big Data, Cloud, Emerging Markets, FinTech, IoT, Mobile Technology, Networking, Security, Storage, Sustainable IT, and Virtualization, as well as the Firestarter category.

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About SimpliVity
SimpliVity delivers the best of both worlds: cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection and functionality. The company provides software-defined infrastructure packaged on industry-standard x86 systems, providing abstraction, pooling and automation of IT resources and services. By assimilating eight to twelve core data center functions, including the hypervisor, compute, storage, network switching, backup, replication, cloud gateway, caching, WAN optimization, real-time deduplication and more, SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform delivered on hyperconverged infrastructure delivers a 3x reduction in TCO. It’s also differentiated by global unified management, integrated backup and replication, and unparalleled efficiency via deduplication, compression and optimization of data before it hits disk to save IOPS and capacity on primary storage and throughout the workload’s lifecycle. Launched in 2013, SimpliVity is in use at hundreds of enterprises and service providers worldwide, including T-Systems; City of Arvada, Colorado; MLB Network; and Wausau Coated. Headquartered in Massachusetts, SimpliVity’s business model is 100% indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available through its network of worldwide resellers and distributors. For more information, contact us at +1 508-310-1032, or

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