Top Australian companies combine forces to simplify virtualisation

Top Australian companies combine forces to simplify virtualisation

Sydney, November 9, 2016 – Ingram Micro and three major vendors have today announced a home-grown, pre-validated, collaborative solution that will revolutionise how virtualisation is deployed. The new solution brings together the best of technology from IGEL, Samsung and Cisco, with additional services and security available as well.

For too long Australian customers have been limited in realising the benefits of virtual server and desktop infrastructures, due to complexity during implementation. This is due to the standard approach of customers selecting their preferred vendor for each piece of the solution, but then needing to bring it all together during deployment.

This collaboration is what customers have been asking for – it gives them the ability to easily deploy and manage their virtual workspaces in the real world.  It brings together elements from all vendors in a simplified, integrated package that is flexible and easy to implement. Sales, deployment and service will be facilitated by Ingram Micro, with specialised staff on hand in Australia and New Zealand to assist resellers and end-users in tailoring the solution to meet their needs.

The solution will also be presented for the first time at this year’s vFORUM, with VMware providing software for the initial roll-out.

“This is a genuine step forward in how virtual workspaces are configured and delivered,” said Lee Welch, GM Cloud and Software Service, Ingram Micro Australia. “This approach of bringing together key suppliers to deliver a range of pre-configured virtual workspace solutions, removes much of the uncertainty for IT professionals and end-users alike. Ingram is well positioned to help our partners with a complete VDI solution and we are excited for the growth opportunity it will bring the channel.”

The solution has been thoroughly lab-tested locally and results have proven that the collaboration delivers a ‘better-together’ solution, offering simplified deployment and management, while providing scalability and flexibility. The solution comprises:

  • IGEL Technology’s wide range of thin client hardware and operating software, as well as offering customers the ability to convert existing thin client hardware to operate as part of the IGEL ecosystem via the Universal Desktop Converter (UDC).
  • Samsung’s class-leading visual displays, including all-in-one devices to incorporate the thin client into a display to save desk space. These can all be managed as part of the IGEL VDI ecosystem.
  • Cisco’s industry leading servers, management and switching, ensuring the environment is easy to deploy, manage and customise. The flexible management solution ensures full visibility of the environment and the ability to easily optimise for best performance.

Virtual operating software will be provided by VMware for the vFORUM event.

Ward Nash, VP for ANZ at IGEL, said, “This collaboration brings together some of the best vendors in the world, and truly revolutionises the virtual workspace. By working together, we can offer better value and a simplified solution, but still deliver an absolutely world-class product to the forward-thinking companies of ANZ, and eventually the rest of the world.”

Dean Evans, Director of Business Development at Samsung, adds, “Samsung is incredibly proud to collaborate with IGEL and Cisco to deliver a solution that breaks new ground for how we collaborate with partners to deliver cloud display desktop virtualisation technology to customers in Australia. We believe this solution will provide our customers with a strong platform that will support their operations to enhance mobile working initiatives into the future.”

Frank Mulcahy, Managing Director at enterprise mobility specialists Experteq IT, said of the collaboration, “Standardising the platform that supports the Modern EUW removes much of the complexity, decision-making and cost in designing and building hosted/shared/VDI style environments. It allows us to focus on a customer’s specific needs right away, rather than spending time building complex infrastructure platforms first. If the platform is predictable and consistent then it becomes possible to rapidly deploy, or even automate, the build of the hosted/shared/VDI environment, which significantly reduces risk, cost and deployment time for the customer.”

Contact Ingram Micro or stop by the Desktop Virtualisation Lounge (stand G17) at vFORUM and speak to the team to find out more.


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Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services.

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro delivers expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud services, and supply chain solutions, enabling its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Ingram Micro helps businesses Realise the Promise of Technology™.

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