IT distributor Avnet has unveiled an EMC software-defined storage solution featuring IsilonSD Edge.
Designed for the fast-growing software-defined storage market, this new Avnet-developed offering will initially be available in the U.S. and Canada via its sales partners. Powered by storage expert EMC and utilizing industry-standard servers, the solution delivers a cost-optimized scale-out, network-attached storage (NAS) option for edge applications. Committed to solving for the needs of demanding file-based replication requirements, this solution is easily configured to serve the requirements of remote office/back offices (ROBO) for small, midsize and enterprise customers.
“Software-defined storage solutions are taking the market by storm. They exponentially increase options available to IT professionals and provide enterprise-grade reliability and performance. These solutions also optimize cost by using industry-standard and commercially available servers,” said Eric Barnhart, vice president of Avnet’s EMC solutions business unit in the Americas. “EMC continues to invest in innovative, software-defined storage solutions, such as IsilonSD Edge. EMC software-defined storage solutions are incredibly powerful. When combined with Avnet’s assembly, integration, logistics and financial services expertise, these solutions become truly unique in the marketplace.”
Additionally, Avnet will incorporate its consumption-based financial service – CapacityNow – into the solution. It enables organizations, both commercial and government, to acquire technology through a flexible managed service. CapacityNow was developed as an alternative to traditional leasing and financing, where the user can now align their payments with actual usage.
“How the IT industry solves complex storage requirements is being revolutionized by software-defined storage solutions,” said Sam Grocott, senior vice president, marketing, Emerging Technologies Division, EMC. “EMC selected Avnet to create new ways to bring IsilonSD Edge to market because of their proven ability to transform technology into true business solutions, easily and simply. Avnet is a global company at the forefront of technology, and its scale and reach will enable us to quickly bring highly differentiated solutions based on our technology to market that address the unique business needs of our customers.”