Bechtle and SimpliVity Sign Partner Agreement for EMEA.
SimpliVity unifies core IT infrastructure functionality in a single product
Bechtle complements hosting, managed services and hybrid cloud solution
Bechtle receives highest Platinum Partner status
Neckarsulm/Munich, 02 July 2014 – Bechtle and SimpliVity are expanding their PartnerAdvantage partnership for the EMEA region, which began in 2013. Thanks to its twenty-eight certified SimpliVity system engineers, Bechtle has now also received the highest available partner status, Platinum Partner, which guarantees Bechtle access to sales support, exclusive product expertise and training. As a value-added reseller, Bechtle provides full market coverage and delivers comprehensive services and virtualisation expertise for SimpliVity projects. SimpliVity’s OmniCube is a platform that unifies all core IT infrastructure functionality such as processing, storage, datastores and networking in a single product. It also includes functions like virtualisation, WAN optimisation and deduplication. Its integrated management software, OmniStack, lets businesses manage their entire IT infrastructure while reducing their investment and operation costs.
SimpliVity is a fast-emerging manufacturer of third-generation IT infrastructure, so-called hyper converged infrastructure. Founded in late 2009, SimpliVity currently employs some 300 workers. Its head office is in Westborough, Massachusetts, and its European headquarters are located in Munich, Germany. Its innovative technology lets businesses manage a virtualised data centre from a single software-based platform.
Simplified IT Infrastructure.
With SimpliVity technology, functionality can be unified into a single environment using standard hardware—a feat that would normally require multiple products from various manufacturers. The software is easy to use and lets you manage the entire virtual infrastructure from a single interface. Several hundred projects featuring SimpliVity solutions attest to its great market potential, particularly for medium-sized businesses and large corporations that rely on virtualisation, managed, or cloud services, or wish to modernise and consolidate their computer centres. OmniCube is a powerful data centre building block that assimilates the core functions of a server and storage, including backup and recovery options, in addition to a wide range of advanced functionality such as data deduplication and cloud services. The platform also unifies many important infrastructure services and remote management in a simple, easy-to-use interface.
Leading the Way with Innovation for Enterprise Customers.
As a new Platinum Partner, Bechtle has attained the highest level of SimpliVity certification and the company’s twenty-eight certified software engineers ensure that Bechtle customers benefit from top-tier SimpliVity expertise. “Our customers appreciate our extensive virtualisation expertise. We have more certifications than anyone else in Europe, along with years of experience in the fundamentals of cloud computing. SimpliVity solutions make it possible for companies to manage and optimise their entire IT infrastructure and create their own cloud in no time at all. We offer our customers this ultra-modern technology as a crucial step on their way into the cloud. That’s why I’m particularly pleased to strengthen and expand our strategic partnership through this new agreement. I’m convinced that, together, SimpliVity and Bechtle will provide our customers with optimum solutions for a modern and future-oriented IT infrastructure,” exclaims Roland König, Head of Virtualisation at Bechtle AG.
Partnership with Bechtle Drives Growth.
SimpliVity sells its technology exclusively through value-added resellers like Bechtle. With its extensive expertise in project business and wide market coverage, the IT commerce and services provider is perfectly positioned to drive sales. As part of the strategic partnership, SimpliVity will provide Bechtle employees with special training to ensure exclusive product expertise. “I’m absolutely delighted that we were able to partner with one of Europe’s most reputed value-added resellers. Bechtle is renowned for its expert IT competence and customer proximity, which, for us, make Bechtle the ideal sales and services partner for SimpliVity solutions,” explains Wolfgang Huber, Regional Sales Director, Central Europe, SimpliVity.