Ingram goes down under to bolsters its data centre line card

Little known Nutanix Inc., a vendor of data centre infrastructure solutions based in Sydney, Australia, has entered into a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc.

Under the terms of the deal, the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform will now be made available from Ingram Micro to its network of solution providers in Canada and the U.S.

The company has a Canadian presence and offers SAN-less virtualized data centre platform. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a converged solution that consolidates the compute and storage tiers into a single, integrated appliance. It eliminates the need for centralized data storage, such as storage area networks (SANs) or network-attached storage (NAS) products. Nutanix’s Pay-As-You-Grow model enables customers the option to add nodes individually, so they can start small and scale incrementally to keep pace with the business.

Anton Granic, senior director of Nutanix Canada, said Nutanix is seeing explosive growth not only in Canada, but all over the world. Teaming with Ingram Micro will help the company capitalize on the growing demand for next-generation data centre solutions and allow Nutanix to deliver convergence solutions to customers across Canada, as well as the U.S.

David Mason, vice president sales, Ingram Micro Canada, said the distributor is seeing increased market demand for converged solutions across Canada. This new alliance with Nutanix expands Ingram Micro Canada’s data centre portfolio and builds on the company’s best-in-class, advanced technologies, solutions and services.

Nutanix recently launched the Nutanix Partner Network, an end-to-end partner program to help maximize solution provider productivity and profitability, and announced an alliance with Promark, an Ingram Micro company, to expand its U.S. distribution within the public sector, the company said.

Recently Nutanix launched its NX-7110 Virtual Computing Platform, a converged infrastructure solution that optimizes graphics-intensive virtual desktops.

According to the company, virtual desktop computing has become mainstream in organizations of all sizes worldwide. However, despite its broad success, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has been unable to run graphics-intensive applications with the same level of performance as physical workstations. The launch of NX-7110 overcomes these deployment challenges, bringing rich multimedia and graphics to virtualized environments. This new converged platform is built specifically for virtual desktops running graphics-intensive applications – including geospatial services, video streaming, CAD design, 3D rendering and more. And with support for multiple hypervisors, the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform becomes the platform of choice for both VMware Horizon Suite and Citrix XenDesktop deployments.

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