Magirus signed as VCE distributor for EMEA

Magirus signed as regional distributor for virtualisation specialist VCE

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Magirus signed as VCE distributor for EMEA The partnership with VCE will give resellers new opportunities in virtualisation, says Magirus.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 28, 2011

Magirus has been appointed as the first authorised distributor in the EMEA region for Virtual Computing Environment's (VCE) Vblock Infrastructure Platform.

VCE was formed last year by Cisco, VMware and EMC, to develop the Vblock Infrastructure Platform, which integrates technology from all three companies to combine virtualisation, networking, computing, storage, security and management technologies for fast and efficient virtualised data centre and private cloud deployments.

Magirus will use its expertise in virtualisation and working with these vendors to deliver Vblock to resellers across the region. The distributor will also support resellers as part of the new VCE Partner Programme.

"Naturally we are delighted to be onboard as undoubtedly VCE is at the forefront of shaping and simplifying the journey from virtualisation of the data centre to the private cloud," said Christian Magirus, executive vice-president & COO at Magirus. "We have worked with VMware, Cisco and EMC for many years and have been working closely with VCE for several months. The skills and experience we have developed with these world leading companies and technologies allows us to be uniquely positioned in EMEA. This enables us to bring immediate value to VCE and to help develop profitable new revenue streams for our partners.

"At a stroke, VCE gets a partner with experience and expertise in the European data centre market, a large pan-European channel footprint of more than 6,000 resellers, as well as a strong channel enablement capability. The announcement continues to build on Magirus' strategy of being the leader in bringing fully virtualised, cloud-ready data centre solutions to our partners and their customers," he continued.

"We chose to partner with Magirus because of the company's strong record in data centres and their extensive knowledge of Cisco, EMC and VMware. Magirus shares our vision of building a strong European channel, where resellers remove complexity from the equation for customers wanting to virtualise their data centres and plan for tomorrow's cloud-based world," said D Martin, VCE vice president of Global Channels. "Currently, reliability, robustness, security and lack of control are top of mind concerns for those considering virtualising their data centre or deploying private cloud solutions. Vblock platforms address these concerns head-on and come pre-integrated and validated with a single point of support from VCE," he continued.

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