PETALING JAYA, 11 April 2015 (Sat): Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is now offering the new EMC VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure solutions to its channel partners in Malaysia.
Chiew Yue Lam, general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions in Malaysia said, “There is a pent-up demand for hyper-converged appliances that are easy to scale and manage, as companies want to simplify the deployment of their solutions. This unique EMC offering suits Malaysian mid-market customers who want to completely consolidate their IT environments into one.”
Hyper-converged solutions also address the need for a central IT monitoring system – which many large enterprises with remote office branches require to deploy repeatable solutions.
According to IDC, the converged infrastructure segment grew to a USD1.4 billion market opportunity in 2013, up by 68.5 % from 2012. While the overall IT spending growth rate was 3 – 4% in 2014, the revenue growth rate of the hyper-converged market in 2014 was 150 %.
To add further value to over 600 of its reseller partners, Avnet Malaysia will provide the assembly, integration, logistics and services around the VSPEX BLUE framework. This will accelerate its partners’ time to market.
“Our local partners can leverage on Avnet’s global capabilities and Avnet’s EMC-certified engineers, for the integration and assembly of management, security, and information infrastructure offerings into the VSPEX BLUE appliance. They can design new solutions with the benefits of a hyper-converged infrastructure that is fully tested, documented and at price points and sizes that align with their needs,” he said.
Built and designed for simplicity, the EMC VSPEX BLUE appliance features fully automated configuration, seamless scale-out, and zero downtime during patches and updates. A full IT team is not required for deployment, hence making it ideal for the mid-market, cloud service providers and remote offices across the public sector, education, technology and healthcare industries.
Avnet is one of the largest global distributors for EMC. Both companies have been collaborating for close to 15 years to grow the EMC channel. Avnet distributes EMC in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and North America.