Aim Is to Showcase How Cisco Technology Can Optimize Virtualized Data Centers, Reduce Time to Deploy New Applications, and Simplify Operations
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As the pioneering solution center in the region, the Cisco Center for Unified Computing will be a test bed for Cisco partners to simulate real-life scenarios in a heterogeneous hardware and software application environment. The center provides a risk-free environment for partners to share and address their customers' data center requirements and challenges. Cisco's investment with Ingram Micro includes training and additional staff to manage the solution center.
About the Cisco Unified Computing System
Irving Tan, managing director for Singapore and Brunei at Cisco
With business requirements increasing and the IT budget staying where it is, organizations are looking for a solution that allows them to quickly scale and reallocate resources when they are not in use. The Cisco Center for Unified Computing will be a great showcase of solutions with our partners, and it reaffirms our relationship with Ingram Micro and validates the demand for a platform that unites computation, the network, and virtualization.
Andre Smit, managing director for Cisco data center sales in Asia
The data center is the digital nervous system of any business, and the data center becoming more virtualized as a result of market transitions gives us the opportunity to have a more agile but also adaptable environment to produce top-line growth as well as contain costs. We used this opportunity to develop a platform that will optimize virtualization and reduce the complexity of managing the data center. The launch of the Cisco Center for Unified Computing at Ingram Micro is a realization of that market opportunity, and we are excited to offer these solutions first to customers and partners in Singapore.
Francis Choo, executive managing director, Ingram Micro
We are excited to launch the region's first Cisco Center for Unified Computing here at Ingram Micro Singapore. We believe that a strong ecosystem of partners is critical to the delivery and support of data center architectures and this collaboration with Cisco will improve how IT responds to the rapidly changing business demands. This next-generation data center platform accelerates the delivery of new services simply, reliably, and securely through end-to-end provisioning and migration support and here at Ingram Micro, we look forward to work with Cisco and other industry leaders to provide a complete, standards-based solution.
Benedict Soh, Business vice president Singapore, APC by Schneider Electric
APC and Cisco are long standing partners in the development of innovative solutions and best practices in the deployment of data centres and networks. We are delighted that Cisco has selected APC solutions for the latest Cisco Center for Unified Computing in Singapore. We are glad to join Cisco in the initiative to offer truly scalable data centres offering Pay as you grow approach, reduced complexity and limiting Opex linked to energy costs and operations. Looking ahead, we see many great business opportunities for us to jointly deliver next generation data centre solutions to our customers in this region.
Ravi Rajendran, vice president and general manager for ASEAN, Hitachi Data Systems
At Hitachi Data Systems, we believe that data drives our world and information is the new currency. The trend towards unified computing is unmistakeable, with servers, storage and networking systems evolving to fit more efficiently into the data center of the future. We are pleased that Cisco and Ingram Micro have taken this trend to a new level by opening the first Cisco Center for Unified Computing in Singapore. We hope that it will help to deliver customers and channel partners greater efficiency, agility and investment protection.
Patrick Liew, Singapore country manager, Intel Technology Asia
The Intel Xeon processor family provides the intelligent performance, smart energy efficiency, and 24/7 dependability for advanced reliability even with the most demanding applications. Having a unified computing solution centre powered by the Intel Xeon processors provides local and even regional customers a test bed to explore how they can leverage virtualization technology to dynamically deploy applications and also try out new business intelligence software that can optimize their competitive edge without any IT downtime.
Whye Mun Sun, director SMS&P, Microsoft Singapore
Today, enterprises want IT efficiency in three ways -- reduced costs, increased productivity and innovation. Microsoft is pleased to be part of the Unified Computing alliance as it enables companies to realize their business potential through the magic of our software and our cloud computing platforms.
Tan Yuh Woei, country manager, Singapore, Symantec
As enterprises embrace the next-generation data center platform, it is imperative that they are empowered to protect, store and recover information in an efficient and reliable manner through a single, unified platform. With data growing at a phenomenal rate of 50 percent, enterprises today are increasingly challenged to keep pace with data growth with shrinking IT budgets. Symantec is delighted to be part of this landmark initiative to help enterprises address these challenges with our leading data protection solutions by integrating deduplication everywhere to offer complete data and machine protection, even in a virtualized environment.
Ed Lenta, general manager, VMware Southeast Asia
The Cisco Centre for Unified Computing will bring VMware's cloud computing technologies together with other industry solutions to help enterprises in Asia test bed new data centre models that unify virtualised network, server and storage resources under the UCS framework. This will fundamentally change the way data centres are built and redefine the benchmarks for business agility and productivity.
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About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com
About Ingram Micro Asia Ltd.
Ingram Micro Asia Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc.), headquartered in Singapore, is a leading wholesale provider of a wide range of computer products in Asia Pacific. Today, we represent more than 90 vendors in Asia Pacific with more than 24,000 products including Application Software, Systems, Networking, Storage, Printers and Peripherals products.
Ingram Micro can be found at www.ingrammicro.com.sg
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