Case Study: MLB Network


This case study of MLB Network is based on a June 2014 survey of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure has enabled us to utilize a collection of tools to develop, manage, and support our in-house developed asset management system DIAMOND. It provides a highly flexible and reliable platform that is dynamically scalable to meet our ever growing requirements.”


  • Purchased SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • Development environment for DIAMOND, our asset management system, plus core services that could take advantage of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure tools.
  • Prior to deploying SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a significant burden.

Use Case

  • Uses SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI
    • DIAMOND – Video Asset Management System (Internally developed)


  • Improved performance by greater than 75% with SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 200:1 to 300:1 with SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable

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