Azlan, the enterprise division of Computer 2000, is to offer Cisco partners configuration services on the full range of Cisco UCS data centre solutions, giving them the opportunity to provide systems that meet the exact needs of customers and maximise their added-value opportunities.
Its forthcoming appointment as an Authorised Configurator in the EMEA region for the Cisco UCS-B Series means that Azlan will offer bespoke configuration services for the complete Cisco UCS portfolio to the vendor’s Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) partners. Azlan was already offering configuration services on the UCS-C Series and is now working to equip its Configuration Centre, which is located at Gulstein, near Stuttgart, to deliver a full service on Cisco UCS-B Series solutions and expects to begin offering the service in early August.
Mark Walker, Director of Converged Infrastructure for Azlan UK, stated: “Azlan will draw on its extensive capabilities and experience in systems configuration to provide rapid, responsive and professional build-to-order service on the Cisco UCS-B Series. As the leading Cisco distribution partner in Europe, our role is to ensure partners can optimise every opportunity they have to drive their sales of Cisco UCS data centre solutions. Being able to offer bespoke configuration on the entire range of B Series and C Series systems is important as the needs of every customer will be different and resellers need to have the ability to meet their exact requirements. Azlan will now be able to help them to do that and, with our in-depth technical knowledge, high-touch sales support and the ability to turn complete orders around within a week, we are confident that Azlan will rapidly become the partner of choice for configuration on the Cisco UCS-B Series.”
In addition, he added, Azlan’s deep understanding of how the Cisco’s UCS-B Series servers, Nexus switches and storage and virtualisation can be brought together to build comprehensive and robust data centre solutions, will enable Cisco partners who work with Azlan to gain competitive advantage. “Our outstanding and proven technical and integration capabilities, means that we are able to offer support to reseller on all Cisco solutions at every stage of the sales process. We are already working with Cisco to deliver more advanced technologies, such as the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE), and putting training and support resources in place to enable Cisco partners to develop competency and take these solutions to market with confidence.”
Scott Brown, Cisco Vice President Worldwide Distribution, stated: “We are pleased to announce that our global distribution partner Azlan has been enabled to offer Configure To Order (CTO) services to Cisco partners. We are supporting Azlan in its efforts to achieve UCS-B CTO on an accelerated timeframe, so that it can address increasing customer demand for our Unified Compute portfolio.”