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SimpliVity moves upmarket with all-flash systems
SimpliVity moves upmarket with all-flash systems

SimpliVity’s latest hyperconverged systems address the requirements of the largest enterprises and most complex workloads. The company has also simplified backup and disaster recovery.

New all-flash configurations of SimpliVity‘s OmniCube and OmniStack for Cisco UCS, Lenovo and Dell Rack Mount Servers deliver five times more performance and lower latency than the existing hybrid models, APJ vice-president Scott Morris told iTWire.

In some situations, latency is reduced by as much as 80%.

The result is that the system is suited to “the most complex Tier One workloads” at Global 2000 organisations, he said. The benefits are especially apparent with large Oracle and SQL Server databases.

The needs of most Australian organisations are already met by hybrid OmniCubes, but the forthcoming arrival of all-flash models makes the company’s products relevant to the most demanding users such as financial services companies.

SimpliVity also announced RapidDR, an automated disaster recovery product that allows failover or failback with a single click.

This reduces recovery times by 70% or more compared with manual procedures, according to the company.

Morris noted that SimpliVity is the only supplier of converged systems to include backup and archive, and pointed to the addition of SQL Server aware backup to automate backup and recovery, improve both recovery point and recovery time objectives, and eliminate the need for third-party backup applications thus reducing total cost of ownership.

The third aspect of the company’s announcement was a “best in breed, completely externally validated” VDI reference architecture that can support as many as 4,000 office workers on one cluster. SimpliVity says this provides the best performance for end-users at a lower cost per desktop.

These new and improved products will be available before the end of the year.

The adoption of SimpliVity systems allowed a Global 50 financial services company to slim down its IT footprint from six data centres each containing 34 racks of equipment to three racks in each of three centres, resulting in a US$100 million TCO saving over five years, Morris added.

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