Azlan has taken on Cisco’s entire Unified Computing Solutions portfolio to build out its mid-market infrastructure push.
Only this week the networking division of Computer 2000 poached Avnet Technology Solutions’ EMEA storage boss Mark Walker to become director of its server and storage business from February.
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Both Cisco's C-class systems and enterprise-grade scalable B-class - that has so far been sold direct to large SIs - are also available through rivals Comstor and Ingram Micro.
Cisco asked its UK distributors to complete an RFI on the new kit back in September, said Comstor boss John Pritchard, and as a result handed contracts to all three.
“We’ll be looking for Cisco’s existing networking partners to expand their solutions capability in the data centre,” Andrew Sheppard, UK director at Azlan, told MicroScope.
He said 12 staff had recently achieved the Cisco Sales Expert accreditation and it had a technical configuration facility to construct systems based on the firm’s core data centre architecture.
The addition of UCS gives Azlan the entire Cisco range from consumer and SMEs through to enterprise data centre kit.