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Computerlinks puts final touches to virtualisation stack

Alex Scroxton

Computerlinks has added two new vendors to its virtualisation line-up in the shape of data and application availability management vendor SteelEye and virtualised WAN optimisation software developer NetEx.

As part of its avowed aim of generating 50% of sales from services by the mid-point of the decade, the vendor has been building out new portfolios around cloud computing and virtualisationt echnology, and refocusing away from its traditional security markets.

It has a pre-existing relationship with Citrix, and signed virtual appliance specialist Virtual Machine Company last September, adding data centre optimisation vendor Akorri at the end of July.

Speaking to MicroScope, Computerlinks virtualisation product manager Rupert Collier said: "I'm trying to put together a virtualisation stack with products powerful enough to sell on their own but also generate pull-through for other solutions. We're pretty complete now, with only desktop and storage missing, but we've no plans to get into PC distribution."

Collier said the idea was to be able to provide a 'soup to nuts' virtualisation services set through Computerlinks resellers, covering areas such as capacity planning, design and implementation of both desktop and server virtualisation environments.

He added that a series of reseller training programmes were planned for later in the year.


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