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IDG's Computerworld Names SimpliVity to 2014 List of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology
|By Business Wire
|June 24, 2014 01:08 PM EDT
IDG's Computerworld has
the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined
data center, as one of its 2014 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100
top organizations that challenge IT staff while providing great benefits
and compensation. SimpliVity was ranked ninth among small organizations
on Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT. Winning
organizations will be featured in Computerworld along with
results from the 21st annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.
“We are honored to be recognized by Computerworld as one of its
Best Places to Work in IT for the second consecutive year,” said Doron
Kempel, chairman and CEO of SimpliVity. “The success of our mission
rests on the shoulders of our team members. It is therefore essential
that we establish and maintain state-of-the-art conditions for
excellence, while growing 300 percent year over year.”
Today, IT organizations want the best of both worlds: On the one hand,
they want the economics that cloud computing provides; and, on the other
hand, they want the performance, control and protection they’re
accustomed to in their on-premises IT environment. SimpliVity offers its
Data Virtualization Platform delivered on hyperconverged infrastructure
that ensures performance, capacity, mobility, manageability, and
protection of virtual workloads while delivering cloud-scale economics.
SimpliVity’s mission is to simplify IT. The company is facing a
remarkably vibrant market opportunity, and has been expanding its
personnel to deliver on this mission. SimpliVity invests greatly in
programs and systems that facilitate growth, balancing the challenging
demands of a mission to revolutionize IT, with numerous benefits. All
team members hold stock options and participate in a quarterly bonus
program. This core investment is supplemented with a number of “perks,”
including free, high-quality lunches, such as the occasional sushi bar,
sundae bar or catered barbeque; state-of-the-art IT equipment, labs and
facilities; and 100 percent coverage of medical deductibles.
Recently placed in the Visionary quadrant in Gartner’s
Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, the company is experiencing
tremendous momentum and growth. SimpliVity increased headcount 100
percent in 2013, while rapidly growing its installed base and global
footprint. To support this rapid expansion, the company raised $58M in
Series C funding in November 2013 from investors Kleiner Perkins
Caulfield Byers, DFJ Growth, Meritech Capital Partners, Swisscom, and
Accel and Charles River, bringing its total investment to date to $101M.
"Hiring the best and the brightest IT pros, offering them competitive
pay and providing top-notch benefits is just the beginning for the
outstanding employers on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list,"
said Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief of Computerworld. "Both
newcomers to the list and rock-steady stalwarts nurture their talent
with challenging business-critical projects, extensive training
opportunities and ongoing career development programs. They invest in
their own futures by investing in their employees."
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About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual
ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by
IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive
questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as
benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition,
Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their
responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business
decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective
business strategy. Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique
editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value from core
to edge technologies. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com),
publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and research
forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media
network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this
audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of
over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, February 2013) and was
recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld
has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is
published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group
(IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company
information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
About SimpliVity Corporation
SimpliVity's revolutionary Data Virtualization Platform delivered on
hyperconverged infrastructure is the first and only technology that
comprehensively —and simply—addresses the performance and capacity
challenges in today’s virtualized data centers. Ensuring performance,
capacity, mobility, manageability, and protection of data while
providing cloud economies of scale requires a new data architecture
delivered on commodity x86 building blocks. SimpliVity takes a
VM-centric approach, ensures adequate IOPS to fuel application
requirements, and drives dramatic efficiency resulting in a 300% TCO
savings. Launched in 2013, SimpliVity is used by hundreds of enterprises
and service providers worldwide, including Dairylea, T-Systems,
University of Alberta School of Business, and Wausau Coated.
Headquartered in Massachusetts, SimpliVity's business model is 100%
indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available
through its network of worldwide resellers and distributors. For more
information, contact us at +1 508-310-1032, [email protected]
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