Avnet Technology Solutions has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Nutanix, the converged infrastructure company, to provide its channel partners in the U.S. and Canada with the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform.
The platform allows partners to design and develop converged compute and storage infrastructure for virtualized data centers.
“We’re bringing the same design principles and technologies that power some of the world’s largest, most innovative data centers to the channel through our new distribution agreement with Nutanix,” said Scott Look, vice president and general manager at Avnet for the Americas, Connected and Secured Solutions group. “With our expertise in converged and data center solutions, Avnet has the deep technical and market knowledge needed to efficiently bring Nutanix’s innovative Virtual Computing Platform to market. With Avnet’s supporting resources, partners can use Nutanix’s technology and web-scale infrastructure to solve their customers’ business challenges related to data center virtualization, disaster recovery, desktop virtualization, and testing and development.”
Avnet serves as a single-source distributor for building and deploying data center solutions using technologies from suppliers like VMware. The Nutanix platform will complement the portfolio by offering partners a converged infrastructure option that consolidates the server and storage tiers into a single, integrated appliance.
“Avnet is a market leader in converged infrastructure solutions, and they have proven expertise in bringing complex data center solutions to life,” said Steve Kaplan, vice president of channel and strategic sales at Nutanix. “By leveraging Avnet’s global reach and expertise, Nutanix will be capable of providing the resources our channel partners need to rapidly grow sales and increase the speed at which they operate. Avnet and Nutanix will work together to accelerate the adoption of Web-scale infrastructure, creating solutions that exceed IT expectations and are scalable, agile, affordable and uncompromisingly simple.”
Avnet can also help partners to design, integrate and assemble computing appliances based on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform through its converged infrastructure team at the Avnet Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz.