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MR2 HCI Partner Revolutionizes the IT World

MR2 Solutions is proud to announce that one of our Tier 1 technology partners for Hyperconverged Infrastructure of IT, SimpliVity, had made CNBC’s list of Disruptor Companies for 2016. The list consists of very successful private companies within 15 industries – ranging from aerospace, retail, technology to financial services – whose innovations are disrupting their industries. As “forward-thinking start-ups” these companies have grown tremendously (passing the billion-dollar mark) in a such a rapid rate. The ranking of these companies were based off of how they create new ecosystems for their products and services, while “raising $41 billion in venture capital at an implied Disruptor 50 list market valuation of $242 billion..”


SimpliIVty, launched bac in 2009, now values at $1 billion with $276 million in funding. Their ranking is also validated through how their customers also play a strong role in investing in the company. In this case, Waypoint Capital, having the SimpliVity’s platform within five of its global sites, also led a $175 million round of financing last year. With the company having 750 employees in 24 countries, SimpliVity had grown its customer base 2.5 times in the past year.

As MR2 Solutions continues to work with SimpliVity, we are providing our customers the relevant information and innovative technologies that can enable businesses to get ahead of their competitors.

Read more on the “Meet the 2016 CNBC Disruptor 50 Companies” article.


For more information on SimpliVity, learn more here.

"A Day in the Life of an IT Manager" by the Leaders of Hyperconvergence



As IT solution integrators and managed service providers, MR2 Solutions constantly tries to ensure that their customers are satisfied with their IT investments. A constant dialogue is kept between MR2 clients and MR2 engineers and specialists to make sure everything is covered from deployment, implementation, to tech support. In doing this, MR2 representatives keep a professional and trusting business relationship with their customers.


With technology and data growing rapidly and rigorously, our customers face the complexity, scalability and cost issues in their environment. MR2 has recognized this industry problem and has turned to a leading manufacturer of a trending solution called hyperconvergence to simplify IT and management. Similarly, this leading vendor, SimpliVity, also recognized the specialized needs of IT managers and directors who deal with these IT pain points first hand.

MR2 Solutions likes and promotes SimpliVity’s “A Day in the Life of an IT Manager” because it talks about real life issues of IT managers. Designed to help proactive IT leaders plan for their company’s future, this eBook also helps them discover how environments can simplify their network infrastructure while remaining efficient and productive. It analyzes what makes today’s data center are so challenging and how IT professionals can visualize a new way of working.


“Imagine a way of working in which you have the time to really help your company improve the way it does business, and save you money.” – SimpliVity

Check it out here


Learn More about SimpliVity at an upcoming partner event throughout the month of September! 


Sept. 10, 2015 | IT Lunch & Learn 

(NORCAL) The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse | 11:30AM 

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 


Sept. 15, 2015 | Happy Hour Baseball w/ SF Giants 

(NORCAL) Happy Hour Reception | Paragon Bar & Restaurant | 5:15 PM 

701 Second St. San Francisco, CA 94107

SF Giants game @ AT&T Stadium | 7PM


Sept. 24, 2014 | Happy Hour Baseball w/ SD Padres

(SOCAL) Happy Hour Reception | McCormick & Schmick's | 4:15PM

675 L St. San Diego, CA 92101

SD Padres game & Petco Park | 6PM




SilcionANGLE's The CUBE Interview with Simplivity talks about how Simplivity's leading edge hyper converged technology is revolutionizing virtualized IT infrastructure with simplified management. This "sports" like interview is led by Stuart Miniman, where he dives into how Simplivity is changing the game in the virtual era. Simplivity's VP of product strategy, Jesse St. Laurent answers questions that deeply analyze the certain aspects of their solution and how it's affecting the industry today. Taken place at the VTUG Winter Warmer 2015 at the home of this year's SuperBowl XLIX champions, Laurent provides a play by play of how Simplivity is strategically positioning themselves in the market place. Just like the New England Patriots, Simplivity can arguably be called the underdogs of for the virtualized environment, starting off as a start up, they now are expanding and taking on the big leagues. 

 Questions Asked by Stuart Miniman

1.) Describe the Simplivity product overview. Answer [1:19]

2.) Tell us what you see coming from the networking/ infrastructure stand point from your solution, coming from several lines of business to a holistic infrastructure. Answer [2:11]

3.) Simplivity can similarly be compared to other technologies that do the same thing, such as NetApp, does Simpilivity have every single piece that I would need today? And what would I need to add on in the future? Answer [3:36]

4.) How do you guys deal with the fact that there are so many different entry points and how do you get customers to pay attention to you? Answer [4:54]

5.) You guys are known for multi-site environment, and replication is a common IT challenge, what makes what you guys do different with everything else out there in the market place? Answer [6:21]

6.) A lot of businesses have multiple locations and utilization is low, how tough is it for customers to get a new mindset about virtualization? Answer [9:01]

7.) Is your solution an 'aspirn' or is it a 'vaccine?' Answer [10:30]

8.) Why should companies trust a start up? Answer [11:46]

9.) How do we make customers understand the differentiation of Simplivity's technology when it come to compression, deduplication and replication? How do you educate the users of how unique Simplivity is? Answer [13:57]

10.) Since often times deduplication and compression can hurt performance throughout time when data grows, what is the balance of that and how are your customers able to manage the growth? Answer [16:37]

11.) How do customers get involved with Simplivity? Answer [18:18]


The answer to the last question is that they do everything through their channel community. As Simplivity's direct product partner for the OmniCube, MR2 Solutions can connect users to the best engineers and IT specialists that can help any company adopt this new simplified environment. Collaboratively, MR2 Solutions and Simplivity can analyze unique business needs and solve IT challenges so that managers, directors and staff can focus on more important issues and not worry about productivity. 

To learn more or connect with a Simplivity subject matter expert, we are inviting IT directors, managers, CIOs and their staff to join us for lunch on Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015 at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails @ 11:30AM

Register now to speak with the IT professionals that can help you get up to speed with the virtual era and you can start growing your business. > REGISTER HERE


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