Westcon to unveil the next generation data centre

Westcon Group is expanding its data centre business offerings with the full line of Fujitsu server and storage products along with a new practice lead. Fujitsu will now compliment Westcon’s data centre solutions that feature Cisco, Brocade, and Avaya.

Under the terms of the agreement, both the Primergy server and the Eternus storage product lines will be supported by Westcon’s service, integration, training and support programs.

Patty Gray, Vice President of Global Technology Strategies, Westcon said as businesses rapidly adopt virtualization, their infrastructures become increasingly complex. Powerful server and storage offerings are critical elements towards addressing this complexity. Westcon’s data centre practice with Fujitsu allows partners to quickly build new revenue streams based on a broad array of powerful technologies.

Bill King, Executive Vice President of Platform Products, Fujitsu America, called Westcon’s expertise “unmatched. He believes this deal will open new doors for the company’s products across North America.

In charge of the data centre practice will be former IBM executive Dan Papes. Papes will be the new Senior Vice President of Emerging Technologies and Data Center Practice. Papes previously ran cloud services for Big Blue. At Westcon, he will be responsible for building the data centre business practice, creating a sales and support infrastructure to broaden the partner portfolio, and accelerating the Fujitsu relationship.

Westcon also plans to fully integrated Fujitsu solutions into Westcon’s LEAP (Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan) program.

D&H Advantage Now!

D&H Canada has been selected by Cisco Systems to support several of its Advantage Now!” regional tour events in Canada.

The Cisco Advantage Now! 2012 Tour, entitled “The New Wave of Growth,” focuses on how resellers can cultivate more SMB business by driving the mobility and cloud needs of SMB end-customers.

The event will lead a limited group of attendees through a series of topics including choosing the right network, building a reseller practice, and of course a tour of the latest technologies in Cisco’s Small Business product portfolio. Content is designed to accelerate the reseller’s success and augment their role as trusted IT advisors in the SMB community. Part of the requirements of this deal is that D&H recruit resellers for these seminars. The next Advantage Now! Event will be held in Vancouver on May 8th at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C. The show will then fly to Toronto and be at the Marriot Airport Hotel on May 10th.

Distributor events

Speaking of shows Tech Data will hold its Tech Select conference in Calgary on May 1st, while Ingram’s VentureTech Network will have a show in Colorado Springs on May 3rd.

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