Photo - (From left) Chiew Yue Lam, General Manager, Avnet Technology Solutions; and Cheam Tat Inn, Managing Director, EMC Malaysia.
IT systems distributor Avnet Technology Solutions (Avnet) in Malaysia is now offering its channel partners EMC's new VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure platform.
"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," said Chiew Yue Lam, general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions in Malaysia.
Chiew said analyst firm IDC said the converged infrastructure segment grew to a US$1.4 billion market opportunity in 2013, up by 68.5 percent from 2012. While the overall IT spending growth rate was 3-4 percent in 2014, the revenue growth rate of the hyper-converged market in 2014 was 150 percent.
He said that hyper-converged solutions address the need for a central IT monitoring system, which many large enterprises with remote office branches use to deploy repeatable solutions.
"This unique EMC offering suits Malaysian mid-market customers who want to completely consolidate their IT environments into one," said Chiew.
More value to resellers
He said Avnet Malaysia will add value to its 600+ reseller partners. "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.
Chiew said EMC VSPEX BLUE "is an appliance built and designed for simplicity, with 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."
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