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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.

CRN "IT Best of Breed" Features MR2 Solutions Marketing Event


The first of this month started off MARVELously with one of our biggest marketing events of the quarter, presenting SimpliVity and PernixData. Two very supportive and innovative market leaders had helped MR2 host a corporate movie premiere event of the new movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Taken place at the AMC theater at the District in Tustin, they overtook the lobby with tables filled with information on storage acceleration and the latest trend of hyperconverged technology. Steve Patterson, SimpliVity Regional Technology Sales Manager, along with Brad Ault, SimpliVity Solutions Architect were also joined by PernixData technology experts and engineers, Mike Foy and Sal Icban to provide the technical audience education about how they can revamp their IT infrastructure. As seasoned professionals in the industry, both partners recognized how data growth is affecting today's business challenges. In the movie, they saw how the fictional technology of Ultron attempted to overtake the human race. During the partner presentation, IT professionals learned how to take control of their own technology "monsters" in their overcrowded, complex data centers. Additionally, attendees learned how to avenge their distressed network environments by conquering IT pain points with the power of simplified management and accelerated performance. Together, SimpliVity and PernixData created an outstanding team, providing competitive advantages to businesses through the creation of the next generation data center.


Coincidentally, "arch-nemesis" Nutanix (as the CRN article put it) was also at the theater, hosting a similar event with Technology Integration Group (TIG). Online content writer, Joseph Kovar, took interest in this rivalry and featured it in his article on CRN "IT Best of Breed." Though the article mostly talked about Nutanix, it failed to mention the quality of each marketing event. Talking with some attendees that came out of the Nutanix event, some had expressed a more genuine interest in SimpliVity. While Nutanix held the event earlier during the day, it seemed that their marketing strategy relied on the hype of the movie and the "inner geek in customers," with even having a TIG rep dress up in a Black Widow costume. MR2 Solutions ensured better use of their attendees' time with quality content and beneficial learning opportunities from their partners including the bonus of a free movie. The article was under the category "Best Marketing," so we posed the question, "who did it better?" Though the purpose of the article was to highlight the general marketing efforts of both IT vendors, MR2 Solutions would like to open up this debate by asking the IT industry the same question - "who did it better?"


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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