Avnet's Datacenter in a Box Simplifies, Accelerates HP Server Consolidation

Complete, integrated solution offers rapid installation at cost-effective price point

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Dec. 13, 2005 --Avnet Partner Solutions today announced immediate availability of Datacenter in a Box(TM), a unique blade server offering based on HP BladeSystem technology, Brocade 4Gb SAN switch, and VMware virtualization software.

Datacenter in a Box offers customers a single part number for a total integrated IT consolidation solution that is bundled with installation and maintenance services, making it easy for solution providers to sell and deploy. By working with HP and the HP BladeSystem Solution Builder Program, Brocade, and VMware, Avnet has designed an integrated solution with standardized components that can be ordered in three sizes to fit the customers' specific solution requirements.

The solution provides customers with one-stop shopping for consolidation solutions by combining the following components:

  • HP BladeSystem

  • HP StorageWorks SAN

  • VMware ESX Server software

  • Brocade SAN switch

  • Assessment, installation and three-years of maintenance services.

In addition, the solution allows customers to consolidate multiple operating systems and applications in virtual machines on the same server. Server consolidation enables increased utilization rates while decreasing costs, making it straightforward to realize rapid return on investment.

Avnet introduced the solution as part of its initiative to drive growth with the HP BladeSystem Solution Builder Program for HP solution providers in the consolidation market. Avnet supports solution providers in server and storage consolidation through a combination of services, including:

  • Business and market intelligence resources

  • Technical training and certification

  • Sales and marketing tools

  • IT services for pre- and post-sales

  • Professional implementation services

  • Compliance consulting services

  • Pre-configured and validated bundled solutions

About Avnet Partner Solutions, Americas

Avnet Partner Solutions provides enterprise solutions from industry-leading manufacturers, focusing on driving growth for partners and manufacturers. For more information, please visit http://www.aps.avnet.com.

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