CRN's 2017 Products Of The Year


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HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE

HPE SIMPLIVITY 380

WINNER: OVERALL

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's SimpliVity 380 integrates the SimpliVity OmniStack software that HPE acquired this year to unify compute, storage services and networking in a single HPE ProLiant DL380. The HPE SimpliVity 380 offers a full suite of traditional IT functions including WAN optimization, unified global VM-centric management, data protection, cloud integration, built-in backup, and disaster recovery. The offering is a "game-changer" in part thanks to "its ability to optimize data from the very first I/O," said Dan Molina, chief technology officer of San Diego-based Nth Generation Computing. "When the first byte of data gets created, it's already being optimized by using data compression and data deduplication. For many other products, that's an after-thought."




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