COMPUTERLINKS adds new, networked storage provider Infortrend

Resellers gain access to leading storage technologies to help meet demand for high availability and user-friendly management tools.

Computerlinks UK, the of IT security and Internet technology solutions, today announced an agreement in the UK and Ireland with Infortrend, the leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions. The agreement will enhance and complement COMPUTERLINKS’ established networking, security and virtualisation solutions portfolio and will form a key component of its Next Generation Data Centre channel proposition.

The new appointment provides Computerlinks’ channel partners with access to Infortrend’s ESVA family of enterprise storage products and solutions, which incorporate leading technologies, so as to achieve high performance, reliability, scalability and ease of use. Infortrend’s solutions can be readily implemented in Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Direct Attached Storage (DAS) environments, and provide resellers with the means to meet the top-tier application needs of their clients.

“With today’s data centre managers demanding high availability and user-friendly management tools to simplify administration, it’s vital that the channel has access to the latest and leading technologies,” said David Ellis, director of new technology and services at Computerlinks. “This agreement will help our resellers develop their businesses around the increasingly complex needs of IT departments and data centres. It’s a great partnership for all concerned.”

The agreement is the latest addition to Computerlinks’ next generation data centre strategy: a portfolio of tools and solutions designed to support channel partners as they work with data centre and IT managers to understand and consider an emerging and potentially complex technology landscape.

Rick Dudson, director of sales at Infortrend Europe said, “Our solutions focus on quality, reliability, choice and value. Partnering with Computerlinks will help even more channel partners deliver these benefits to their clients and in doing so know that they are backed by a comprehensive global support network and one of the best R&D teams in the industry.”

Resellers will now be able to include Infortrend’s ESVA products within their networking storage solutions, as they support all the leading storage host interfaces, including 8 G Fibre Channel, 10 GbE and 1GbE iSCSI. To ensure they meet business-critical application needs, Infortrend’s products and solutions are also tested compatible with enterprise-level operating systems (OS) such as Windows Server 2008, Solaris, Linux, IBM AIX, HP-UX, and server virtualisation software such as VMware Oracle, Citrix and Microsoft Hyper-V.