The Avnet + Cisco Partnership
It started with a simple idea: What if we could combine Cisco’s visionary data center technologies with Avnet’s industry-leading solutions methodology? Not long ago, Cisco identified the data center as their future, setting into motion plans to become the world’s premier supplier of IT technologies.
Cisco recognized Avnet’s proven track record in data center solutions and its complex integration capabilities support Cisco’s data center vision and unified management approach.
As a result, Avnet created a full-service, data center-focused business group—Cisco Solutions—that is dedicated to growing, streamlining and promoting partners’ data center practice.
AVNET AND CISCO CAN CUSTOMIZE AND DELIVER EFFECTIVE IT SOLUTIONS THAT SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATE WITH EXISTING AND LEGACY ARCHITECTURES TO HELP YOUR CUSTOMERS REALIZE THEIR MARKET GROWTH GOALS – ALL IN LESS TIME THAN YOU MIGHT THINK.
What does that mean for you?
At the center of this business, Avnet is able to inventory and integrate a complete portfolio of Cisco data center products including the UCS line, Nexus, MDS, Catalyst, WAN and Application Control Engine (ACE).
What’s more, Avnet became the first distributor to be certified as a Cisco UCS B-Series Authorized Configurator (UBAC) for the United States and Canada.
This certification, Cisco Solutions’ BTO capability and on-site inventory, helps you deliver data center solutions tailored to your customers’ business challenges, quickly and cost-effectively, without the need to invest in developing your own complex integration capabilities.
Cisco, the world’s leading manufacturer of data center technologies, could have diversified their product line. They could have branched out and used their expertise to enter different markets, building toasters alongside their high-performance data storage centers. But they didn’t. Instead, Cisco continues to invest all of their resources and energy into producing the most capable data center equipment the world has ever seen. And that commitment is renewed with every data center product they produce.
To meet the changing business needs of customers around the world, the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage framework provides architectural flexibility and openness to deliver increased business value through technology innovation, systems excellence and solution differentiation.