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Avnet strengthens converged infrastructure hand with Aussie VCE distie deal

Avnet strengthens converged infrastructure hand with Aussie VCE distie deal

Distributor adds EMC Converged Platform VCE to EMC and VMware portfolios in Australia.

Darren Adams - VP and general manager A/NZ, Avnet

Darren Adams - VP and general manager A/NZ, Avnet

Avnet has signed an Australian distribution agreement with EMC Converged Platforms VCE, providing access to its entire portfolio which comprises the flagship Vblock product, as well as the VxBlock, VxRack, and the recently launched VxRail.

As a market-leading portfolio, EMC Converged Platform VCE strengthens the distributors hand within the converged infrastructure and Cloud space, complementing Avnet’s currently solutions portfolio, which includes entire VMware and EMC offerings.

“At Avnet, we understand the sales and technical skills partners require to address their customers’ challenges with converged environments and cloud-based computing models,” Avnet vice president and general manager A/NZ, Darren Adams, said.

“The Avnet team will work closely with our partners to enable them to bring these converged solutions to market quickly and in line with each customer’s unique requirements.

“Through our in-house expertise and training programs we’ll enable our partners to target new and existing markets.

"We have also expanded our Powered by Avnet solution to include EMC’s converged platform in a customisable offering.”

Through Avnet’s training programs, Adams said partners will now be able to achieve the required EMC Business Partner Program accreditations, while also taking advantage of additional revenue-generating opportunities across core data centre technologies, including networking, security, storage, mobility and virtualisation.

“Our portfolio of solutions puts IT organisations on a path to eliminating complexity and collapsing cost structures with hyper-converged infrastructure,” EMC Converged Platforms managing director A/NZ, Andrew Foot, added.

“The recent addition of the VxRail Appliance completes our broad portfolio of Vblock, VxBlock and VxRack Systems to provide customers with a converged infrastructure that meets every workload from the edge to the core regardless of size.”

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