Tarrytown, NY and Cirencester, UK – May 21, 2012 – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced the company’s Comstor business unit is further building its market-leading partner support for the Cisco UCS™ B-Series and C-Series Servers. Announced today, Comstor UCS Selector is a new online configuration tool accelerating the company’s broad-based offerings for partners, including Executive Relevance Selling (ERS) and LEAP “Centers of Excellence” initiatives.
Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers are critical building blocks in the Cisco Unified Computing System™, a data center platform that unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into one cohesive system. The servers are standalone systems, managed using Cisco UCS Manager, which offers unified management with the UCS line.
Comstor is dedicated to delivering innovative support programs, helping resellers build new revenue streams based on Cisco UCS. ERS is squarely focused on selling UCS to executives, offering training licenses for global partners based on unique methodology assessment and ROI tools. The selling tool also builds on the success of Comstor’s global LEAP (Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan) “Centers of Excellence”, each engineered to replicate a real-world data center. The centers enable partners worldwide to execute actionable testing of scenarios customers face when deploying virtualization and private cloud infrastructures.
“Comstor’s continued commitment to rolling out new and innovative solutions that support our data center UCS platform reinforces its strengths as a distribution partner,” said Scott Brown, Vice President of Worldwide Distribution Sales at Cisco. “The UCS Selector tool provides channel partners with an efficient and easy way to offer optimized solutions to meet unique customer needs.”
With today’s announcement of Comstor UCS Selector, partners can easily choose the configuration type for Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series Servers. The tool permits requests to be submitted easily to a Comstor account manager. The representative then verifies the configuration and provides a pricing quote.
“We take pride in working collaboratively with partners, offering Cisco solutions that best meet customer needs. Our UCS Selector is perfectly aligned with this strategy,” said Jon Pritchard, President, Comstor. “We’re always looking to develop new tools for partners, making it easier to take Cisco’s value proposition to customers in the fastest and most profitable ways possible.”
UCS Selector is updated regularly with the newest components and pricing. The site permits users to name each build with individual customers then save the detail for future use.
Partners are able to take a closer look at UCS Selector at www.ucsselector.com.
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About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. The company’s Comstor business unit is dedicated solely to global distribution of Cisco offerings. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Brocade, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat.
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Director of Public Relations Westcon Group
Comstor UK - a division of Westcon Group European Operations Ltd.