SCC has warned that UK companies face a major challenge keeping up with application services demand as businesses across the country prepare to deploy increasing numbers of virtual machines over the next year.
Says a spokesperson: “Unveiling a strategic agreement with next generation virtualisation experts Xsigo, Europe’s largest independent technology solutions provider believes that a range of compelling factors will cause demand for virtualisation services to spike sharply in 2012. The company says that the move underlines its commitment to a strategic plan to assemble a comprehensive stable of best-of-breed products and channel services required to meet the growing virtualisation challenge.”
Says Andy Wright, SCC’s director for vendor alliances: “SCC has been working with a range of virtualisation technologies for years, but there’s little doubt that trends like flexible working, the consumerisation of IT and the emergence of cloud computing have combined to send virtualisation demand spiralling sharply upwards. To respond, companies will have to significantly accelerate their virtualisation activities and quickly adapt to the demands of this computing model.
“To meet these demands, data center managers need a firm technical command of emerging technologies like Xsigo’s that deliver the data bandwidth and infrastructure flexibility needed to meet their virtualisation objectives. We are delighted to see Xsigo join our armoury of virtualisation solutions.”
The strategic agreement will see SCC reselling Xsigo’s next generation virtualisation solutions and integrating the technology in its end-to-end service portfolio. The agreement was signed this month following a six month trial period which included a number of successful customer deployments.
Wright added: “As part of our on-going strategy to provide clients with whatever solution they need, whenever they need it, SCC is always looking for new technologies that assist our clients in delivering more efficient IT solutions, in a more cost effective manner and with short concept to delivery times. Xsigo ticks all of these boxes, and when this is combined with their flexibility and willingness to drive the market, it leads to a potent solution for the customer.
Michelle Humphreys, business development director of Xsigo EMEA, commented: “SCC offers our mutual customers access to a highly experienced sales and technical staff who can help architect end-to-end solutions optimised for IT initiatives such as cloud, virtualisation, VDI and database. We look forward to working with the company to rapidly meet our customers’ most challenging needs.”
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