three6five achieves SimpliVity Platinum partner status

Specialist IP systems integrator three6five has achieved Platinum partner status with SimpliVity.

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Specialist IP systems integrator three6five has announced it has achieved SimpliVity's Platinum partner status, allowing it to provide hyperconverged infrastructure solutions to its customers.

"We are proud to be among a handful of SimpliVity Platinum partners in southern Africa," says Mark Baptiste, Chief Commercial Strategy Officer at three6five.

"Although a newcomer in the industry, SimpliVity is already making waves in the hyperconvergence space," adds Baptiste. "We are seeing an increased interest in the creation of hyperconverged infrastructures, and the breadth of SimpliVity's technology allows us to provide this."

three6five has invested heavily in SimpliVity and the PartnerAdvantage programme, by driving its sales and technical teams to complete relevant certifications. In addition, three6five has taken full advantage of the programme's tools and resources, such as marketing materials, which are available to SimpliVity's partners.

"The PartnerAdvantage programme has enabled us to achieve Platinum status quickly and efficiently," says Baptiste. "It has been a pleasure working with SimpliVity and its products thus far, and we look forward to a successful partnership with this Gartner leader in the magic quadrant for integrated systems."

"We are excited to have three6five as a Platinum partner," says Christo Briedenhann, Regional Director for SimpliVity in Africa. "three6five has extensive skills and years of experience. Together, we have closed large deals in a short period of time in South Africa and Mauritius, and three6five handled all the migration and installation services. At SimpliVity, we value the skills investment of partners such as three6five. We believe that our relationship will go from strength to strength, and are looking forward to a successful work collaboration."

About SimpliVity

SimpliVity is the only hyperconverged infrastructure provider to combine all the functionality of an entire data centre stack below the hypervisor – including compute, storage, network switching, replication, backup and more – onto industry standard x86 hardware. SimpliVity offers its solution with the OmniCube, Cisco UCS, and Lenovo System x3650 to give customers all the benefits of SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure – three times total cost of ownership savings, accelerated data efficiency, built-in data protection, and global unified management – on their preferred platform.

Built on the idea that simpler is better, SimpliVity PartnerAdvantage is a comprehensive programme that empowers partners to develop, market, sell, and support differentiated hyperconverged solutions.

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