Every channel partner’s dream come
VSPEX configurations number up to fourteen
and represent the most-used scenarios for customers transitioning to the cloud.
For example, customers looking for private cloud deployments have option of
running VMware vSphere 5.0 or Microsoft Windows Hyper-V from 50 to 250 virtual
machines. End-user computing scenarios on the other hand, have choice of VMware
View and Citrix XenDesktop. Based
on partner demand, more VSPEX configurations can also be made available. EMC
alliance partners are able to test, validate and demonstrate new VSPEX
solutions at labs readied by EMC themselves.
EMC VSPEX rack that currently has 14 configurations and is able to have more
based on partner demand
EMCs VSPEX reference architecture aims to
provide predictable performance, as well as reduce planning and deployment time
of a private cloud or end-user computing environment. Tight alignment with
VMware's and Microsoft's hypervisors simplifies management, as both provide a
single point of management using System Center for a Microsoft cloud and VMware
vcenter Operations Management Suite for private clouds.
VSPEX is built upon EMCs VNX and VNXe
unified storage systems, as well as Avamar and Data Domain back-up products.
For channel partners, VSPEX now means that they can sell complete, highly-flexible
solutions to their customers.
They also have option to mix and match
server and network components based on customers' specific infrastructure and
application requirements. Training, technical and sales collateral from EMC
will also help these partners quickly bring VSPEX to market. Brocade, one of
EMC's alliance partners with networking Components within the VSPEX reference
design, has also responded to this new announcement, and country manager for
Brocade in Malaysia, Sean Ong says, "With its deep technology expertise
and strong consultative nature, the channel is the logical point of integration
for data center architecture design and private cloud deployments."
Jay Miley, VP and MD in Australia and New
Zealand for channel partner, Ingram Micro, says, "EMC VSPEX is a very
important initiative. It enables customers to choose vendor technologies that
best meet their virtualisation and cloud needs while delivering surety their
chosen solutions will work well together.
Channel Partner Program
"Our role is to ensure our Reseller
Partners ir customers have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of Vendor
technologies and can deploy robust, multi-vendor solutions that deliver to
their objectives. We have invested, and continue to invest, in highly qualified
people (such as our solutions architect team) and resources (such as our
Partner Technology Centre) to help our Reseller Partners to do this. It's
pleasing to see that this initiative is so widely supported. A solid reference
architecture, such as EMC VSPEX offers, can only strengthen the ecosystem of
vendor partners we represent through our Enterprise Technology Group."
Brocade's Ong adds, "EMC's move toward
offering modular, pre-validated virtualisation solutions fully aligns with Brocade's
strategy and philosophy to enable its partners to create open, multi-vendor
solutions that help customers make a smooth transition toward the cloud."
To leverage the channel's valuable
expertise and technical know-how, VSPEX solutions will be integrated and
available via authorised Brocade Alliance Partner Network (APN) and EMC's
network of Velocity partners.