With no signs of slowing down, converged infrastructure is establishing its place in the channel as the demand for cost-effective, scalable and agile data center solutions continues to grow. Recently announced, Avnet Technology Solutions has signed a distribution agreement with Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company. Eliminating the need for expensive centralized storage, the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform merges server and storage resources into an easy-to-deploy integrated appliance. Below are the three things you need to know about how the Avnet/Nutanix partnership is driving the competition in the converged infrastructure market.
1.) Nutanix is built with the same web-scale technologies and architectures that power leading Internet and cloud infrastructures, such as Google, Facebook and Amazon – and runs any workload at any scale. With this platform, Avnet’s partners can now offer their enterprise and government agency customers solutions based on a web-scale architecture, an approach to designing, building and managing data center infrastructure pioneered by web companies and cloud provider.
2.) Nutanix supports all virtualization projects. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is an ideal solution for nearly any enterprise workload. Multiple appliance choices with different price-performance profiles, coupled with multi-hypervisor support, make Nutanix perfect for running multiple workloads, with high performance, in a unified Nutanix cluster. Avnet serves as a single-source distributor for building and deploying cost-effective data center solutions using technologies from leading brands, such as VMware. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform will complement this portfolio by offering partners a converged infrastructure option that consolidates the server and storage tiers into a single, integrated appliance.
3.) Partners can also leverage the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform to deploy cloud computing capabilities for their customers. These partners will benefit from Avnet CloudReady™, Avnet’s approach to helping the channel community move their customers’ businesses to the cloud, as well as the extensive experience and knowledge base of the Avnet Cloud Solutions and Avnet Services teams. Avnet has the proven technical expertise to assess and deliver optimal public, private or hybrid cloud solutions that best suit partners’ and their customers’ needs.
Serving as a market leader in converged infrastructure solutions, Avnet has the proven expertise in bringing complex data center solutions to life. Additionally, Avnet can help partners to design, integrate and assemble computing appliances based on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform through its highly experienced converged infrastructure team at the state-of-the-art Avnet Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz. These technology experts accelerate partners’ time to market and provide them with tested, validated and fully documented converged infrastructure solutions.