Lauren Malhoit writing for TechRepublic comments:
OmniCube, like other converged data center hardware, has storage and compute built in to the 2U box. It comes in three hardware models: CN-2000 for the SMB, CN-3000 for most data centers, and CN-5000 for high-performance applications. When you put several of these appliances together, they call it a federation, and you’re able to mix and match models within a federation. You join a new OmniCube to a federation to expand the pool of resources. SimpliVity tries to avoid the word cluster because OmniCube is more self-aware than what is implied by the word cluster. You can have only one OmniCube in your environment.
SimpliVity is another entrant in the hyperscale computing field. Given the buzz that has surrounded Nutanix and Scale Computing, I think SimpliVity is going to make out well with customers. Hyperscale is an idea that is going to be talked about quite a bit more in the coming months.