• Press Release

    August 15, 2012

    EMC Provides Velocity Distribution Partners Worldwide with New Assembly Services Capability

    Distributors Can Deliver Services to Help Resellers Accelerate Their Customers’ Journey to the Cloud

    HOPKINTON, Mass. - August 15, 2012 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced that it is enabling EMC® Velocity distributors worldwide with the skills and resources required to assemble multi-vendor solutions that feature EMC’s award-winning unified storage systems and next-generation backup solutions. Distributors worldwide will be provided with the technical training, proven methodologies and the backing of EMC’s Global Services organization so they may assemble EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure and other solutions for their reseller Partners. By receiving a pre-assembled, proven solution on-site that has been customized to meet the customer’s specific business needs, reseller Partners can immediately focus on accelerating the installation and implementation so that its customers can realize the benefits of the solution faster.

    The new assembly capability for distributors builds on EMC’s commitment to provide choice for how Partners assemble multi-vendor solutions. It also enables Partners to accelerate their profitability by focusing on value-added services to more quickly deploy the solution to meet specific customer needs. Today’s announcement follows a string of other new EMC initiatives developed to help channel partners worldwide accelerate their customers’ journey to the cloud. These include VSPEX Proven Infrastructure, as well as Velocity Cloud Practices––Cloud Builder and Cloud Provider–– and EMC Cooperative Services, which were announced at the first annual Global Partner Summit held at EMC World in May.

    Reseller and Customer Benefits:

    The assembly services capability announced today provides resellers and their customers:

    • Faster, easier, and more efficient implementations of multi-vendor solutions like VSPEX that are built on EMC VNX® and VNXe® unified storage systems, EMC Data Domain® deduplication storage systems and Avamar® deduplication backup software and systems;
    • More efficient use of resources that focus on high-value configuration, reduced implementation time, and integration services specific to customer needs;
    • Confidence of a validated solution assembled to their specific requirements by EMC-trained professionals; and
    • Simplified logistics by reducing the need to receive and track numerous components for multi-vendor solutions.

    Distribution Partner Benefits:

    • EMC Velocity distributors that offer assembly services can better support many of their reseller Partners by delivering pre-built, multi-vendor solutions such as VSPEX that include EMC technology;
    • EMC is providing distributors with free training and tools that support assembly of solutions built on the EMC VNX family of unified storage solutions, and Data Domain and Avamar backup and recovery solutions; and
    • EMC is also providing distributors with online access to installation guides and tools, the backing of EMC Customer Support Services, and EMC’s validation of their qualified status.

    Reseller Partner Quotes:

    Peter Castaldi, Principal and Co-Founder, Kovarus

    “Arrow’s new assembly services capabilities will dramatically increase time to market for our customers and accelerate their journey to the cloud. The sooner our customers receive VSPEX, the sooner they can begin to realize the benefits of the VSPEX solutions. With simplified logistics and more efficient multi-vendor solutions based on EMC technology, we can rapidly configure the technology to deliver true business value to our customers. ”

    Colin Sheard, Commercial Director, Synapse

    “As a reseller, it’s important that we have options to scale our business to meet our unique customer needs. Today’s announcement is another example of EMC’s commitment to provide its partners with the resources to meet our customers need for faster deployments, while growing our business.”

    Distribution Partner Quotes:

    Joe Burke, Vice President of the North American Security, Virtualization and Networking group, Enterprise Computing Solutions, Arrow Electronics

    “This additional services capability for Arrow brings Arrow’s channel-enablement model full circle. Arrow’s VSPEX enablement tools, coupled with the ability to assemble, will enable our solution providers to quickly and easily deliver VSPEX solutions to their customers.”

    Scott Zahl, Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Computing Division, Ingram Micro

    “Having the ability to offer custom configuration, expert integration and other assembly services are critical for channel partners selling advanced technology solutions such as VSPEX. These new assembly services from EMC combined with Ingram Micro’s proven partner enablement services and advanced solutions expertise will further enhance the value proposition we offer EMC partners and certainly help speed the sale and deployment cycle.”

    Christian Magirus, Executive Vice President & COO, Magirus AG

    “In today’s market, reseller Partners are demanding proven multi-vendor infrastructure solutions in one easy and fast shipment that is simple and efficient. EMC’s new assembly services are a critical component for Magirus to deliver VSPEX and EMC’s unified storage and backup solutions pre-tested, configured and tailored to meet our resellers’ customer needs faster and easier. Wrapped with Magirus’ additional support and implementation services, we are able to offer choice to suit our partners’ businesses.”

    Chuck Bartlett, Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS), Tech Data

    “When EMC launched VSPEX earlier this year, it brought more choice, flexibility, and new selling opportunities for Tech Data’s resellers. EMC’s new assembly services capability is straightforward to adopt and gives us greater flexibility to meet our partners’ needs, making it even easier to bring VSPEX solutions to our partners through our two ISO 9001 integration centers. As more companies move to cloud computing, we expect to see increasing demand for pre-tested, integrated solutions like VSPEX that leverage the full strength of our AIS group.”

    EMC Quote:

    Daniel Coetsier, VP, Global Services, Channel and Partners, EMC Corporation

    “EMC’s new assembly services capability gives our Velocity distribution Partners a new opportunity to support their resellers by delivering solutions that are tailored to specific customer requirements. Today’s announcement reinforces EMC’s commitment to our valued channel Partners worldwide. We will continue to add more programs and capabilities that provide our distributors and resellers with predictable and profitable ways to add value to their customers and help accelerate their IT and business transformations.”

    Additional Resources:

    About Dell

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  • Press Release

    August 16, 2012

    EMC Provides Velocity Distribution Partners Worldwide with New Assembly Services Capability

    Distributors Can Deliver Services to Help Resellers Accelerate Their Customers’ Journey to the Cloud

    Story Highlights

    • EMC continues to add to its recent string of channel-centric initiatives by announcing a new assembly services capability for its EMC® Velocity™ distribution partners.
    • The new capability provides qualified distribution partners with training and authorisationto offer their value-added resellers (VARs) assembly services for EMC VSPEX™¹ Proven Infrastructure and other solutions that feature EMC’s award-winning unified storage systems and next-generation backup solutions.
    • As a result, value-added resellers (VARs) can choose to leverage their distributors’ assembly services to drive faster, easier, and more efficient implementations of multi-vendor solutions based on EMC technology for their customers.

    JOHANNESBURG - August 16, 2012 -

    EMC Corporation has announced that it is enabling EMC Velocity technology distributors worldwide with the skills and resources required to assemble multi-vendor solutions that feature EMC’s award-winning unified storage systems and next-generation backup solutions. Distributors worldwide will be provided with the technical training, proven processes and the backing of EMC’s Global Services organisation so they may assemble EMC VSPEX¹ Proven Infrastructure and other solutions for their VARs.

    By receiving a pre-assembled, proven solution on-site that’s been customised to meet customers’ specific business needs, VARs can immediately focus on accelerating the installation and implementation so that customers can realise the benefits of the solution faster.

    The new assembly capability for distributors builds on EMC’s commitment to provide choice for how partners assemble multi-vendor solutions. It also enables partners to accelerate their profitability by focusing on value-added services to more quickly deploy the solution to meet specific customer needs. Today’s announcement follows a string of other new EMC initiatives developed to help channel partners worldwide accelerate their customers’ journey to the cloud. These include VSPEX ™ Proven Infrastructure, as well as Velocity™ Cloud Practices - Cloud Builder and Cloud Provider - and EMC Cooperative Services, which were announced at the first annual Global Partner Summit held at EMC World in May1.

    VAR and Customer Benefits

    The assembly services capability announced today provides VARs and their customers with:

    • Faster, easier, and more efficient implementations of multi-vendor solutions like VSPEX that are built on EMC VNX® and VNXe® unified storage systems, EMC Data Domain® de-duplication storage systems and Avamar®  de-duplication backup software and systems;
    • More efficient use of resources that focus on high-value configuration, reduced implementation time, and integration services specific to customer needs;
    • Confidence of a validated solution assembled to their specific requirements by EMC-trained professionals; and
    • Simplified logistics by reducing the need to receive and track numerous components for multi-vendor solutions.

    Distribution Partner Benefits

    • EMC Velocity distributors that offer assembly services can better support many of their VARs by delivering pre-built, multi-vendor solutions such as VSPEX that include EMC technology.
    • EMC is providing distributors with free training and tools that support assembly of solutions built on the EMC VNX family of unified storage solutions, and Data Domain and Avamar backup and recovery solutions.
    • EMC is also providing distributors with online access to installation guides and tools, the backing of EMC Customer Support Services, and EMC’s validation of their qualified status.

    Distribution Partner Quotes

    Christian Magirus, Executive Vice President & COO, Magirus AG
    “In today’s market, VARs are demanding proven multi-vendor infrastructure solutions in one easy and fast shipment that’s simple and efficient. EMC’s new assembly services are a critical component for Magirus to deliver VSPEX and EMC’s unified storage and backup solutions pre-tested, configured and tailored to meet our resellers’ customer needs faster and easier. Wrapped with Magirus’ additional support and implementation services, we are able to offer choice to suit our VARs’ businesses.”

    EMC Quote

    Nick Christodoulou, Regional Channel Manager, EMC Southern Africa
    “EMC’s new assembly services capability gives our Velocity Solutions Providers a new capability to support their VARs by delivering solutions that are tailored to specific customer requirements. Today’s announcement reinforces EMC’s commitment to our valued channel partners worldwide. We will continue to add more programmes and capabilities that provide our distributors and resellers with predictable and profitable ways to add value to their customers and help accelerate their IT and business transformations.”

    Additional Resources

    The local EMC Forum 2012 is taking place on 9 October 2012 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. Attendance is free, so please register at www.southafrica.emc/forum and join EMC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EMC.Southern.Africa.

    About Dell

    Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

    Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.