Comstor to Distribute Cisco Unified Computing System Worldwide, Ushering in New Data Center Opportunities for Resellers

Tarrytown NY, November 2, 2009—Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, today announced that its Comstor Worldwide organization will distribute the groundbreaking Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solutions to qualified channel partners around the world. Comstor will deliver the Cisco UCS solutions to mid-market-oriented Cisco channel partners, supporting them through its solutions programs and advanced training opportunities.

Cisco’s new UCS platform offers many operational benefits, especially for mid-market companies looking to decrease their IT hardware footprints and power consumption. Cisco UCS integrates network, computational, storage access and virtualization elements into a single cohesive system—resulting in simplified system management, higher performance and greater availability.

Bill Corbin, executive vice president, Comstor Worldwide, commented: “Cisco’s UCS is another example of how Cisco is driving opportunity in the channel by introducing disruptive technologies. The Unified Computing System, which integrates seamlessly into existing data center environments, has already proven to deliver tangible business benefits while lowering operational costs. Comstor Worldwide has the global infrastructure and networking knowledge to fully support Cisco’s ambitious undertaking—which we fully expect will result in market opportunities in the virtualization and data center markets.” 

Dave O’Callaghan, vice president of distribution, worldwide channels at Cisco, commented: “As one of our global distribution partners, Comstor has an important role to play in the successful rollout and adoption of our virtualization and data center technologies. Our mutual channel partners will benefit as Comstor Worldwide aligns its global operational infrastructure and becomes a proactive ambassador of Cisco Unified Computer System solutions.”   

“We recognize that virtualization and unified computing technology represent the next frontier in data center efficiency,” said Patrick Vardeman, vice president and general manager of Houston-based Accudata Systems, Inc. “As a distributor, Comstor has always been an early adopter and an enabler for our business. They have the reach, infrastructure, knowledge and established best practices to help us capitalize on the very real market opportunity that the Cisco UCS infrastructure represents.” 

Comstor Worldwide will be introducing robust programs and services offerings around Cisco’s USC solution platform over the coming weeks and is currently developing sophisticated global training centers to accelerate regional market penetration. Cisco-focused resellers looking for more information on UCS should contact their local Comstor sales representative.




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