Alphawest has become the first Cisco partner to demonstrate a new element of the networking giant’s Unified Computing System (UCS) to local audiences.
The Optus subsidiary demonstrated the UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server at the Cisco Networkers 2009 event this week. CEO, Rob Parcell, said it represented a major win for the integrator given it was still early in the product’s global distribution cycle.
“The government sector is strong and corporates are now starting to find a need to refresh their equipment. We see it as an important step in the development of the cloud, and we’ve had a lot of interest from customers,” Parcell said.
Alphawest is a Cisco Datacentre Unified Computing Authorised Technology Provider accredited and also partners with VMware to build private enterprise cloud computing solutions for customers.
The C-Series Servers comprises of three models and offers access to unified fabric through a low-latency lossless 10Gbps Ethernet foundation, memory technology designed to yield more of the addressable memory of current two-socket rack-mount platforms, and a Network adapter, Host bus adapted consolidation and I/O virtualisation capabilities onto a converged network adapter.