Tech Data Corp.’s partner resellers have gained access to the new Cisco Unified Computing System data center inside the Cisco Solutions Center at Tech Data.
According to the distributor, the latest addition to the technology center enables resellers to “familiarize their sales and technical teams, as well as their customers with the Cisco Unified Computing System B- and C-Series Server technology.”
The Cisco Solutions Center at Tech Data now features more than $2 million worth of IT equipment. In addition to the new Cisco Unified Computing System data center, all Cisco solutions available through the channel are represented in the facility. Cisco Solutions Center at Tech Data trainings are a free service available to all Tech Data customers. The center also is fully equipped to support remote, expert-led solutions demonstrations for resellers to train their Cisco sales and technical professionals.
Tech Data dedicated additional space and installed more than $1 million worth of new equipment in the Cisco Solutions Center at Tech Data, including eight Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers, two Cisco UCS C-Series rack-mount servers, two Cisco Nexus 7000 switches, two Cisco Nexus 5000 switches, two Cisco MDS 9134 fibre channel switches, a Cisco MDS 9222i fibre channel switch, and two Cisco UCS 6120 fabric interconnects. In addition, the Cisco UCS data center includes the EMC CLARiiON storage system, VMware vSphere and VMware View virtualization platforms, and APC power and cooling solutions.
“Tech Data is the first distributor to provide resellers with hands-on access to Cisco Unified Computing System B- and C-Series Servers,” claims Chuck Bartlett, Tech Data’s vice president and general manager of advanced infrastructure solutions. “By bringing their teams to the Cisco Solutions Center at Tech Data, resellers will be able see the Cisco UCS in action.”
“The Cisco Solutions Center at Tech Data is a valuable resource for our partners, exposing them to the latest Cisco solutions,” said Julie Hens, Cisco’s vice president of U.S. channels distribution. “The addition of the Cisco Unified Computing System B- and C-Series Servers ensures the center remains a premier solutions demo and education facility.”
Tech Data also is fully authorized to custom configure Cisco Unified Computing System C-Series Servers on behalf of its customers. This is the latest addition to Tech Data’s TDIntegration services for Cisco resellers.