The SimpliVity OmniCube can be a good platform on which to run VDI implementations, said Aaron Cardenas, CEO and founder of P1 Technologies, a Hermosa Beach, Calif.-based solution that recently signed on with the vendor.
However, Cardenas said, it is still often difficult to convert customers with existing IT infrastructures to the idea of converged infrastructures.
"Customers tend to like to buy their parts individually if they have been doing so," he said. "If it's a greenfield opportunity, or a remote location, and customers are looking for a new IT infrastructure, converged infrastructure is a good alternative. But for core IT operations, someone there fought pretty hard to get Dell in, or to get Hewlett-Packard in. And, the buying cycles of servers, storage and networking are hard to mesh."
Lynbrook Solutions' Taylor said the value his company brings to customers is actually in the introduction of viable disruptive technologies like SimpliVity and virtual desk infrastructures.
"We keep an eye on emerging technologies and look for enterprise-grade technologies to provide alternatives to the status quo for our customer base," he said.
PUBLISHED OCT. 16, 2013