En Pointe Technologies has become the first VAR to sell Intel Distribution of Apache Hadoop software, support and training.
“Hadoop continues to be a driving force in the growth of the big data landscape, and we are very excited to be the first VAR to support the Intel Distribution,” said Herb Hogue, senior vice president of professional services and engineering at En Pointe Technologies. “Teaming up with Intel affords En Pointe the opportunity to offer hardware, software and services that will help companies achieve optimal results, both during and after a Hadoop deployment.”
Also, if a customer plans to use the Intel Distribution offering in a hosted environment, En Pointe has partnered with dinCloud as its infrastructure provider to host the software platform in the cloud.
“In an ongoing effort to address customers’ technology challenges, En Pointe continues to invest in cloud, collaboration and new technologies,” the company said, in a statement. “As such, it has established an early foundation in the big data space. By using Intel hardware along with the Intel Distribution, En Pointe can further optimize Hadoop deployments for customers with unique capabilities and performance, in addition to improving data access, maximizing productivity, limiting energy consumption and minimizing operating costs.”
Girish Juneja, general manager of big data software at Intel, added that “the support and training offered by En Pointe for the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop in both public and private cloud environments will help enterprise customers derive value from big data with efficiency and agility. Organizations looking for enterprise-grade support for Apache Hadoop on a robust infrastructure can now rely on Intel hardware and Intel software for big data backed by En Pointe expertise.”