8kpc Named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner

8kpc, innovators in IT enterprise infrastructure, today announced that it has been included in the 2017 Gartner Cool Vendors for Compute Platforms, 2017. We believe 8kpc’s work in future-ready hyperconverged infrastructure is helping businesses navigate through upcoming challenges and emerge as winners.

As enterprises across sizes and sectors are embarking on transformative solutions to deliver application services to users, the need for mission critical capabilities, data protection, predictable user experience and affordable cost have become the key requirements. 8kpc’s disruptive solutions offer lower operating costs, increased user satisfaction, predictable business performance and are competitively priced as compared to competitors.


According to Gartner, “I&O leaders yet to invest in hyperconvergence will find strong innovation from new vendors that are focusing on solving the bottlenecks and scaling limitations that many users experience today. We highlight five vendors at the forefront of this revolution aiming to disrupt the established players.”


“This recognition is yet another validation of the innovation that is core to our business. We have enabled businesses to save over 75% in CapEx and at least 60% in OpEx.” said Ram Appalaraju, President and CEO of 8kpc. “8kpc has 3x the price performance advantage with lesser number of nodes, having less hardware footprint, thus enabling solutions that allow customers to start small and scale as needed”, he added.


8kpc is also launching a hyperconvergence platform for compliance and regulatory needs. This new integrated platform is ideal for data resilience, data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery. The platform is proven and is enterprise ready.  8kpc appliances are serving as building blocks for data centers in BFSI, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retail in India.


About 8kpc

8kpc is transforming IT infrastructure to enable businesses to deploy applications at any scale, provide operational simplicity and dramatically reduce operating and capital expenses. 8kpc is founded on a principle to disrupt traditional computing models. 8kpc led by experienced entrepreneurs and technologists who have founded multiple companies with successful exits.  They have a strong technical team with core expertise in distributed systems, virtualization, file systems and networking. 8kpc is headquartered in Milpitas, California USA with the development center in Bangalore, India. To know more, visit:  www.8kpc.com