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SimpliVity, Comstor sign agreement

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WestconGroup, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communication, network infrastructure, and data centre solutions, has announced the company’s Comstor business unit has signed an EMEA partnership with SimpliVity to distribute the company’s leading hyperconverged infrastructure platform, OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS.

As per the announcement, WestconGroup Southern African partners will now be able to add the SimpliVity range to their data centre offerings.

“Hyper-converged infrastructure systems offer a powerful, easy solution for today’s virtualised data centres and represent enormous business potential for our solution provider customers,” said Louise Taute, Director Comstor at WestconGroup Southern Africa. “Our EMEA partnership with SimpliVity enables us to quote, order, build and deliver SimpliVity OmniStack as one integrated solution with Cisco UCS.”

SimpliVity’s hyper-converged infrastructure radically simplifies IT by consolidating all infrastructure and data services below the hypervisor into a single unified stack running on x86 building blocks. SimpliVity hyper-converged infrastructure is delivered at a fraction of cost and with extreme reduction in complexity over legacy IT stacks.

Johannes Kunz, director, channel sales, EMEA, SimpliVity, comments on the key benefits of SimpliVity’s hyper-converged infrastructure: “By replacing the cluttered infrastructure stack, SimpliVity with Cisco UCS delivers the performance, reliability, availability, security, and data protection that enterprises require, but with the economics of the cloud. Our solution takes it a step further by consolidating these benefits into one hyper-converged device, resulting in a saving of up to 3 times the total cost of ownership.”