SimpliVity’s OmniCube Launched in Africa by Salt Essential IT

Windhoek, 20 November, 2013 – SALT ESSENTIAL IT, Namibia’s foremost IT Specialist and Cloud Services Provider can now offer SimpliVity’s solution, OmniCube. Salt is the first partner of SimpliVity in Africa and the first to make this hyper-converged infrastructure solution available to its clients here in Namibia. The new technology was showcased earlier in November to government institutions, banks and other organisations.

IT infrastructure is in place to serve the business applications that run on it. However, a snapshot of today’s modern IT environment shows that it is usually complex, costly, and often inflexible. It stops an organisation’s IT staff from effectively supporting the business. Most products presently available and implemented are not designed to work well together and are expensive. The problem is exacerbated in an increasingly virtualised and cloud-integrated world. The true value of virtualisation and the cloud is blocked by this infrastructure clutter.  SimpliVity recognised that to truly solve the IT complexity problem required a fundamentally new system architecture. One that is designed to foster the flexibility and data mobility that allows for virtualisation and cloud integration on-demand.

The problem is even worse for IT teams in smaller environments. Smaller organisations are forced to make painful trade-offs, living without core functionality like Remote Disaster Protection and cloud connectivity because the high cost of these infrastructure add-ons prevents them from implementing these key requirements.

SimpliVity from Boston, USA created the OmniCube solution, an optimised building block that assimilates core storage and server capabilities with thLeft: Jürgen Weiss, Managing Director of Salt Essential IT, and right: Mario Brum from Simplivity at the SimpliVity launch evente complete set of IT data management. It delivers this functionality at a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure products. Two or more OmniCube systems are deployed in a network, creating an OmniCube Global Federation. Simply put, this creates a continuously scalable pool of shared resources that provides intelligent data and VM movement within and across data centers, globally and within the Cloud.

OmniCube is the ideal platform to serve the VMs that run today’s most popular business applications like Exchange, SharePoint, transactional databases, web applications, file services, and customer applications. Jürgen Weiss, Managing Director of Salt Essential IT states; ”Solutions like OmniCube that benefit organisations of all sizes are essential, especially as IT-costs are spiralling out of control. Best-in-class solutions should not only be accessible to large corporations and organisations. Now, we at Salt Essential IT can offer this to all organisations in Namibia, irrespective of size.”

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