Avnet Technology Solutions brings EMC VSPEX BLUE to Malaysia
'Hyper-Converged' solutions are designed to address demand from the mid-market
PETALING JAYA, March 31, 2015 – 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 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, as companies increasingly look for simplified deployment of solutions that are easy to scale and manage. EMC has created a unique hyper-converged infrastructure solution that is well suited for Malaysian mid-market customers who would like to completely consolidate their IT environment into one. Hyper-converged also addresses the need of large enterprises and remote office branches for specific, repeatable solutions that can be monitored by central IT, while still retaining the simplicity found in solutions in the main office due to the lack of staff and resources to manage something so complex.”
According to IDC, the converged infrastructure segment grew 68.5% from 2012 to a $1.4B market opportunity in 2013. 1 IDC indicates that the revenue growth rate of the hyper-converged market in 2014 was 150% — compared with an overall IT spending growth rate of 3–4% for the same period. 2 This market is predicted to expand to $17.8 billion in 2016.
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, making it ideal for the mid-market, cloud service providers and remote offices across industries such as the public sector, education, technology and healthcare. It allows local ICT channel partners to design and deploy new solutions that offer cloud and data centre benefits of a hyper-converged infrastructure, at the price points and sizes that align with their needs.
“We are pleased to be partnering with EMC to offer VSPEX BLUE. In Malaysia, businesses are constantly turning to us for practical ways they can increase their IT efficiency and address demands in their computing, networking and storage areas. Now we have a solution that does all of them for the mid-market. With Avnet providing the assembly, integration, logistics and services around the VSPEX BLUE framework, we will be able to accelerate partners’ time to market. This will add further value to our over 600 reseller partners,” said Chiew.
Partners can leverage Avnet’s global capabilities for the integration and assembly of a wide array of management, security, and information infrastructure offerings into the VSPEX BLUE appliance by Avnet’s EMC-certified engineers. This will reduce the time to deployment for Avnet partners and provide them with tested, validated and fully documented converged infrastructure solutions.
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.
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.96 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com/.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of US$27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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