Simplivity is managed through vCenter - incorrect about needing new skills
"and a natural for existing VMware users who want to keep using the tools they know rather than skilling up on something new.
That's a shot at Nutanix and SimpliVity, both of which are doing very well with hyper-converged appliances that don't put vCenter or ESX front and centre."
Above not correct - Simplivity's management portal is a plug-in to vCenter, no skilling up of any sort required. From what I've seen it actually improves vCenter, certainly less clicks required for backup.