The company has been working towards becoming Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) – Configure to Order (CTO) enabled and is scheduled to go live by mid-October.
Express Data is one of three distributors offering the capability throughout Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China.
According to Express Data, it has been working towards taking Cisco UCS to market for a few years and sees the CTO appointment as a natural extension of its existing value-added configuration offering.
In a bid to support CTO, Express Data has enhanced its configuration centre in Botany, NSW as well as trained some of its technical and sales staff on Cisco datacentre design and implementation qualifications.
“The Cisco UCS business is growing and local configuration is key for continued growth,” Express Data Cisco division manager, James Mackay, said.
While applicable to the entire rack server portfolio, CTO on the blade portfolio will initially be limited to a select set of bundles that will quickly evolve towards more complex configurations solutions.