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SimpliVity Signs Distributor Agreement with Avnet to Deliver Hyperconverged Infrastructure in the US and Latin America

Jul 13, 2016

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. and PHOENIX SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure that’s revolutionizing enterprise IT, and Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced an agreement to deliver world-class hyperconverged infrastructure solutions to resellers and their customers in the United States and Latin America. Specifically, SimpliVity’s OmniStack Integrated Solutions with Cisco UCS will be available through Avnet in the United States and both OmniStack Integrated Solutions with Lenovo System x and OmniStack for Cisco UCS will be available in Latin America.

“SimpliVity has quickly become one of the top vendors in the rapidly accelerating hyperconverged infrastructure market by focusing on significant cost-savings, extensive consolidation capabilities, and first-class customer service,” said Cheryl Neal, vice president of Avnet’s Data and Networking business in the Americas. “I’m confident that this alliance will further accelerate hyperconverged infrastructure opportunities for partners and their customers. Those who want flexibility and choice for converged solutions, along with a top-notch, seamless experience from start to finish will get that with SimpliVity solutions from Avnet.”

“Avnet’s ability to provide world-class logistical support and integration services will make them a perfect fit for SimpliVity’s vendor-agnostic, meet-in-the-channel market approach,” said Jim McKittrick, Global Account Manager, Applied Computer Solutions.  “SimpliVity already provides the most advanced hyperconverged infrastructure solution available, and this new agreement with Avnet and “all Channel” sales model will propel their market position forward by opening up additional sales channels and new markets while allowing them to continue to focus on service and delivery.”

SimpliVity’s solution combines all IT infrastructure and data services below the hypervisor onto highly efficient and scalable x86 building blocks. Designed to be vendor-agnostic, OmniStack Integrated Solutions with Cisco UCS and OmniStack Integrated Solutions with Lenovo System x will be offered by SimpliVity and Avnet to resellers to help their customers reduce data center costs, improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk, and simplify management.

“As one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Avnet has an exceptional reputation for high-class service delivery, and their focus on technical expertise and customer satisfaction heightens SimpliVity’s mission to simplify all aspects of the data center – from start to finish,” said George Hope, vice president of global channels, SimpliVity. “Together, we’ll be able to provide customers with top-tier solutions that reduce IT costs, improve agility, and prevent data loss – all with 3x total cost of ownership savings.”

This announcement illustrates the strength of SimpliVity’s recent expansion of its PartnerAdvantage program. Selling 100% through the channel, SimpliVity empowers VARs to deliver the greatest value possible to customers, while also maximizing the bottom line for partners.

Avnet Technology Solutions transforms information technology into business solutions for customers around the world. For more information on SimpliVity solutions from Avnet, contact your Avnet account representative. To learn more about Avnet, visit

About SimpliVity Corporation
Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged IT platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their business demands. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8 to 12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 shareable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualization architecture improves performance, protection and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionized IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised $276 million in venture capital and employs about 750 worldwide. SimpliVity’s business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors. For more information, visit

Press Contacts
Emily Lospennato
Version 2.0 Communications for SimpliVity
(617) 426-2222

Julia Dunlea
Communications Manager, SimpliVity
(508) 948-3298

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