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November 03, 2009

Cisco News - Comstor Worldwide to Distribute Cisco Unified Computing System Solutions

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Westcon Group (News - Alert), a specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, has announced that its Comstor (News - Alert) Worldwide organization will distribute the Cisco Unified Computing System, or “UCS,” solutions to qualified channel partners around the world.

 
Comstor is expected to deliver the Cisco (News - Alert) UCS solutions to mid-market-oriented Cisco channel partners and support them via its solutions programs and advanced training opportunities.
 
Cisco’s UCS is another example of how Cisco is driving opportunity in the channel by introducing disruptive technologies, Bill Corbin, executive vice president at Comstor Worldwide, said, adding that the USC, which integrates into existing data center environments, has already proven to deliver tangible business benefits while lowering operational costs.
 
“Comstor Worldwide has the global infrastructure and networking knowledge to fully support Cisco's ambitious undertaking -- which we fully expect will result in market opportunities in the virtualization and data center markets,” Corbin said.
 
To the mid-market companies looking to decrease their IT hardware footprints and power consumption, Cisco’s new UCS platform offers many operational benefits. Into a single cohesive system, Cisco UCS integrates network, computational, storage access and virtualization elements. Company officials said that this results in simplified system management, higher performance and greater availability.
 
“As one of our global distribution partners, Comstor has an important role to play in the successful rollout and adoption of our virtualization and data center technologies,” Dave O'Callaghan, vice president of distribution, worldwide channels at Cisco, said.
 
The company’s mutual channel partners will benefit as Comstor Worldwide aligns its global operational infrastructure and becomes a proactive ambassador of Cisco UCS solutions.
 
Patrick Vardeman, vice president and general manager of Houston-based Accudata (News - Alert) Systems, said that he recognizes that virtualization and unified computing technology represent the next frontier in data center efficiency.
 
As a distributor, Comstor has always been an early adopter and an enabler for our business, he said, adding that the company has the reach, infrastructure, knowledge and established best practices to help them capitalize on the very real market opportunity that the Cisco UCS infrastructure represents.
 
Comstor Worldwide plans to introduce robust programs and services offerings around Cisco’s UCS solution platform over the coming weeks, and is currently developing sophisticated global training centers to accelerate regional market penetration.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire



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