CRN Exclusive: SimpliVity CEO Takes Aim At Amazon, Launches Cloud Service Provider Program

Doron Kempel spoke with CRN about SimpliVity's new cloud service provider program and its hyper-converged battle with Nutanix.

Hyper-converged infrastructure superstar SimpliVity is hitting the ground running in 2016. This week, the Westborough, Mass.-based company took aim at Amazon Web Services with a new cloud service provider program.

SimpliVity is also looking to get its software on servers from an expanded roster of vendors, a move that CEO Doron Kempel believes will make up more than 50 percent of SimpliVity's sales this year.

In an exclusive interview with CRN, Kempel lashed out at Amazon Web Services and sounded off on his company's partnership with Cisco and the battle against rival Nutanix.


Kempel On Why Simplivity Trumps Amazon, The Cisco Partnership And The Battle With Nutanix

Kempel spoke with CRN about why SimpliVity technology is a better value than AWS and how its tight partnership with Cisco can benefit partners.

SimpliVity Takes Aim At Amazon Web Services, Claims Hyper-Converged Is Cheaper Than Public Cloud
SimpiVity, the number two player in the hyper-converged market with more than $276 million in funding, unveils its strategy for taking customers away from public cloud giant Amazon Web Services.

Partners: Cisco-SimpliVity Partnership Is Driving Hyper-Converged Sales Growth
Solution providers say the partnership between Cisco and SimpliVity is gaining traction in the data center and is paying off in meaningful sales growth.

SimpliVity Launches Cloud Service Provider Program, Aims To Limit Financial Risk For Partners

SimpliVity is putting its partners in the cloud service provider driver's seat with a new partner program that aims to remove financial barriers for its participants.

SimpliVity Seeks More Vendor Partners, Eyes 2016 For Server Expansion

SimpliVity CEO Doron Kempel wants to offer the company's software on servers to a wide assortment of vendors and expects that business will make up about half of SimpliVity's sales in 2016.

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