Springpath Expands Into EMEANew HQ in the Netherlands, Johan Pellicaan VP EMEA, Dupaco appointed as distributor
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2015.10.29
Springpath, Inc., in hyper-convergence software, announced its expansion into EMEA with the opening of the regional HQs in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and appointment of Johan Pellicaan as VP EMEA.
The company also announced its first EMEA distribution agreement with Dupaco Distribution BV in the Netherlands.
Having launched earlier this year in the US, Springpath's expansion follows growing demand in the EMEA market for data centre optimisation as enterprises transition to web-scale, software-defined infrastructure and look to exploit Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities.
Springpath offers a subscription-based data platform for hyper-convergence that transforms standard servers into a single pool of computing and storage resources that scale elastically. Based on Springpath's patent pending Hardware Agnostic Log-structured Objects (HALO), the company's own architecture design, the Springpath Data Platform enables organisations to become more agile through IT infrastructure automation, eliminating storage siloes and reducing the cost of data centre modernisation. With Springpath, enterprises can take data centre infrastructure and converged systems to a new level of performance and efficiency, delivering hyper-efficient utilisation with self-monitoring and self-healing capabilities.
"EMEA is an important market for us. We have ambitious plans to develop our network across the region, expanding our operations and partner base to meet customer demand," said Pellicaan. "EMEA enterprise businesses are looking to address the limitations of their data centre environments in order to compete more innovatively and cost-effectively. Our aim is to help enterprises transform their operations to increase performance and manageability while reducing costs. The Springpath HALO architecture and data platform helps organisations accelerate the transition to Web-scale infrastructure to support the increasing demands of today's IT workloads and speed of business."
Recognised as the third wave in infrastructure development, following client/server and virtualisation, hyper-convergence is an important catalyst that is making DevOps a reality for the enterprise. Hyper-convergence software gives organisations the ability to achieve an agile and lean data centre environment for the continuous delivery of modern applications. According to International Data Corporation, the hyper-convergence market is expected to grow at 94% going into 2016, passing $1.5 billion worldwide.
Commenting on the appointment of Dupaco Distribution as the first EMEA distributor for Springpath, Erik Monninkhof, director and co-founder, Dupaco Distribution, said: "We are excited to add Springpath to our portfolio. The capabilities and functionality in hyper-convergence software will be a true added value for our partners. They are a ground-breaking company bringing a new wave of innovation to the data centre."
Dupaco Distribution is a VAD of software in the Dutch ICT market, supporting over 600 enterprise solution partners with pre (sales) process, training and consultancy. It provides a mix of open source and Linux / Unix products, as well as specific solutions for Microsoft environments and a portfolio of Saas/Cloud applications.
The Springpath Data Platform is available on a subscription basis
for as low as €3,600 per server per year street pricing and supports:
- Servers from Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo and Supermicro
- Compute platforms like Docker containers, vSphere, Hyper-V and OpenStack KVM
- Workloads like server virtualization, development and test and VDI including Citrix XenDesktop