Did you know that the hyper-converged infrastructure market is estimated to jump from $1.07B in 2015 to $13.96B by 2024?
In my first blog around resolving converged complexity, I took a look at the traditional FlexPod sales model, and while giving due credit to the tremendous value FlexPod has brought to our partners and customers, I also briefly described some challenges brought on by the flexibility of the technology model and the real-time involvement of multiple entities in the sales process. Here, in Part 2, we’ll explore how the FSA One Frameworks initiative from Avnet, NetApp, and Cisco offers reseller partners a whole new FlexPod sales motion, relieving and removing most of the complexity and delay sometimes experienced in the traditional model.
A large percentage of IT resources and budgets are spent on infrastructure management and maintenance. Learn how you can get the most out of your converged infrastructure and beat the competition with FSA One Frameworks in this #90SecondSolution featuring Avnet Solutions Manager, Bruce Gilroy.
“So which converged infrastructure stack should I hang my hat on? Which is the best one? Which one is growing in the market? Which one will still be around in a few years? Which suppliers are really supporting the channel? Where should we invest our resources and focus, you know we want to grow our revenue and customer base, right? And margin, we need to be profitable, of course…”
Why FSA One Frameworks? A Little Background and Perspective
Today, we’re all busy getting used to the new normal: the explosion of third platform technologies (Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobility and IoT), new customer challenges and the growing need for solutions that solve business problems. For some, scouring the internet for hours a day, searching for the latest and greatest information on high growth technology areas such as cloud and IoT, seems like a great time! For the rest of us, we’re looking to a trusted advisor to provide the information from experts to educate us first hand on the technology and how it solves for our customers’ business issues.
New types of applications, workloads, and user demands require greater levels of optimization. This means ensuring resources are available when both the users and the business require them. As a solution provider, it’s important to ensure that your customers have the best possible compute experiences. This is where the value of convergence can have a direct impact.
So just when you thought you had gotten your arms around Converged Infrastructure, Converged Platforms and Hyper-converged...
All of a sudden, everyone is starting to talk about Composable Infrastructure (and if you're not hearing about it yet, you soon will and in a big way). Cisco's talking about composable, HPE is releasing a whole new composable architecture called Synergy, and many of us had just figured out how to have a relevant conversation about converged vs. hyper-converged and where they fit. The pace of change is our industry is as rapid as ever, so I thought I'd try to offer a bit of clarity with a high level overview of composable infrastructure and why it matters.
A little while back, I had the opportunity to sit down with Frank Ohlhorst, Contributing Editor of Penton Technology for a Fast Chat where we discussed the value of converged systems to partners. View the video below or check out the original posting on the VAR Guy here.