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Independent Study Finds SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Increases Storage Efficiency 60:1 and Reduces Overall Costs by 73 Percent

SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure revolutionizing enterprise IT, today announced the results of a Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study that examined the return on investment (ROI) that enterprises realize by deploying SimpliVity technology. The November 2015 study entitled The Total Economic Impact Of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, which was commissioned by SimpliVity and conducted by Forrester Consulting, found that customers who deployed SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure realized storage efficiencies of 60:1 on average and experienced a payback period of only 6.6 months for their investment.

The Forrester TEI study’s sophisticated methodology measures the financial impact IT initiatives have on customers and weighs the enabling value of technology in increasing operational efficiencies throughout an organization. To evaluate the economic impact of SimpliVity, Forrester interviewed enterprises currently using SimpliVity to obtain data with respect to costs, benefits and risks.

In addition to quantifying an exceptionally short payback period, the study also uncovered that SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure provides an ROI of 224 percent over three years, with a 3.7X reduction in TCO. Additional results revealed that using SimpliVity resulted in:

  • A 10:1 reduction in data center footprint and storage efficiency of 60:1
  • Backup management savings of three hours per day and consulting hour savings of 24 hours per week on average
  • Reduced power consumption of 45%
  • Improved disaster recovery operations, which enterprises found too difficult to manage with their legacy infrastructure
  • Increased application performance through the elimination of IOPs
  • More time available for business innovation

“We believe this third-party study is strong evidence that our hyperconverged products are not only superior, but produce true, economic value to our customers,” said Doron Kempel, CEO, SimpliVity. “SimpliVity provides the most comprehensive solution that’s optimized for today’s highly virtualized world, helping our customers dramatically improve operationally efficiencies, all while providing an incredibly low total cost of ownership.”

GEODIS, a leading global Supply Chain Operator with a direct presence in 67 countries, global network spanning over 120 countries, and global revenue of €6.8 billion, was one of the customers that participated in the study. The US entity of GEODIS’ Freight Forwarding activity, working on the replacement of a legacy storage infrastructure that required support and maintenance, tapped SimpliVity to virtualize and consolidate its data center. The US IT team of GEODIS selected SimpliVity because of its technical advantages compared to other convergence solutions, along with its three-year total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to its legacy system. The new infrastructure not only increased storage efficiency and lowered monthly power consumption, but also simplified operations, coupling compute, storage, backup and replication all within vCenter.

“Prior to deploying SimpliVity, we faced upgrade challenges and aimed at reducing the costs associated with maintaining the existing infrastructure,” said Gary Dumrauf, U.S. Data Center Administrator – Systems, Network and Storage, GEODIS USA. “SimpliVity transformed our IT operations, streamlining tasks and freeing our team up to spend time on things that drive our business."

SimpliVity is the only hyperconverged infrastructure provider to combine all the functionality of an entire data center stack below the hypervisor—including compute, storage, network switching, replication, backup and more—onto industry-standard x86 hardware.

“Prior to SimpliVity, the organizations [interviewed for the study] faced expensive upgrades to their existing server and storage infrastructure, increasing complexity to keep up with best practices for backup/recover and disaster recovery, and, rapidly growing virtual desktop infrastructure deployments,” stated the study. “After implementing SimpliVity, the organizations retired VM hosts and traditional storage siloes and replaced VM hosts with SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure systems. By retiring these assets, the organizations saved on system upgrades, system leases, professional services, and data center real estate.”

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Published Wednesday, December 02, 2015 7:52 AM by David Marshall
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