Tech Data / Technology Solutions’ booth display at this month’s Dell EMC World 2017 had a decidedly aviation-esque theme. As a self-anointed airplane aficionado, the cutaway jet fuselage was one of my favorite event displays in recent memory. Our onsite “cabin crew” offered discussions and demonstrations focused on software-defined storage solutions and the journey to the hybrid-cloud and software-defined data center. Tech Data was a gold-level sponsor of Dell EMC…
Did you know that the hyper-converged infrastructure market is estimated to jump from $1.07B in 2015 to $13.96B by 2024? We know there’s incredible opportunity, but there are still a lot of questions partners and suppliers have about these fast, reliable and highly scalable solutions that leverage software-defined technology. To start, what’s the difference between hyper-converged and converged infrastructure solutions? Watch the newest 90 second solution video featuring Avnet VP…
Did you know that some businesses use cloud seeding – and I do mean actual clouds – to improve business by modifying the weather? It sounds like something out of a comic book, but really it’s much less menacing. Airports, for example, may sometimes do this to reduce fog in the area, and some ski resorts use it occasionally to induce snowfall. Just like these companies who seed clouds to…
Unlike traditional IT, the New Era of IT isn’t being driven by a single, new trend or technology entering the marketplace. Instead, it’s being driven by the maturation and convergence of several technology trends at the same time: Cloud. Big Data & Analytics. Converged Infrastructure. Security. Mobility. The Internet of Things.
Learn how you can secure your place in this New Era of IT in this infographic from Avnet.
In this blog, we’ll explore how the FSA One Frameworks initiative from Avnet, NetApp, and Cisco offers reseller partners a whole new FlexPod sales motion, relieving and removing most of the complexity and delay sometimes experienced in the traditional model.
Even with the growing number of use cases, many VARs may still wonder how they can take part in the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market. They look at their current enterprise capabilities—perhaps selling server, storage, networking and software—and wonder how they could engage in what seems to be a very device- and sensor-based ecosystem. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how VARs can find unrealized opportunities in the IoT market through their current practices in converged and mobility.
A large percentage of IT resources and budgets are spent on infrastructure management and maintenance. Learn how you can get the most out of your converged infrastructure and beat the competition with FSA One Frameworks in this #90SecondSolution featuring Avnet Solutions Manager, Bruce Gilroy.
“So which converged infrastructure stack should I hang my hat on? Which is the best one? Which one is growing in the market? Which one will still be around in a few years? Which suppliers are really supporting the channel? Where should we invest our resources and focus, you know we want to grow our revenue and customer base, right? And margin, we need to be profitable, of course…”
Since we regularly hear some variation of these questions, I thought I’d offer my perspective.
The true power of IoT for the enterprise customer is not in the devices or sensors themselves, but in how that user harnesses the data and turns it into business insight. It is important that VARs remember that they hold the true value in helping customers leverage this data. Here’s how:
Competition is a big and complex topic, but FSA One Frameworks™ offers several advantages over other
Avnet has released four new sales plays that are designed to drive your hardware, software and services sales and align with a solution approach. These plays were selected after many discussions with IDC analysts to identify high growth areas of the market, Avnet Suppliers to align with their solution strategies and many of our trusted partners who told us where their customers are focusing.
New types of applications, workloads, and user demands require greater levels of optimization. This means ensuring resources are available when both the users and the business require them. As a solution provider, it’s important to ensure that your customers have the best possible compute experiences. This is where the value of convergence can have a direct impact.
So just when you thought you had gotten your arms around Converged Infrastructure, Converged Platforms and Hyper-converged…
All of a sudden, everyone is starting to talk about Composable Infrastructure (and if you’re not hearing about it yet, you soon will and in a big way).
In this Fast Chat video, Avnet Director of Solution Development Alex Ryals sits down with the Contributing Editor of Penton Technology to share the benefits of workload-specific converged systems.
In this short video, Denny O’Connell, Senior VP of Supplier Solutions, discusses Avnet’s newest partner Veeam and how their focus on improving availability and recovery is perfectly aligned with the enterprise needs of IT customers today.