Business decision makers, such as the CIO and the CFO, are interested in improving the overall returns on technology investments while, at the same time, fixing what is often considered a fundamentally broken operating model for IT as a whole.
In recent years, new market segments have been invented to solve these challenging issues. Now that IT is a core part of the overall business, there is a growing need for technology products that make IT simpler and less expensive to manage while also providing the levels of performance that demanding business applications require.
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a quickly growing segment of the data center technology market that is successful because it addresses the primary challenges facing IT: cost, performance, and complexity. However, this emerging data center technology, while powerful in its own right, is only part of the broader story.
As is the case with many popular technologies, there are new entrants into the market all the time. Although many vendors provide compelling products in this space, SimpliVity has taken their solution to a whole new level through their Data Virtualization Engine. A core feature of the Data Virtualization Engine is data efficiency — the focus of this paper.