Magirus handed 'build-to-order' Cisco blade badge


Magirus handed 'build-to-order' Cisco blade badge

Alex Scroxton

Magirus has notched up another Cisco UCS certification, enabling the distie to build UCS B-Series solutions to order, building on its existing configuration badge.

The award means Magirus will be able to build B-Series servers from the chassis upwards by assembling processors, HDDs, memories and virtual interface cards according to customer requirements.

Having previously been restricted to pre-defined bundles, Magirus said the new badge would help its partners deliver more choice in how they deliver datacentre solutions, and cut down delivery times even further.

"This will definitely increase their competitive advantage to win deals," said Magirus EVP and COO, Christian Magirus.

Added Cisco EMEAR datacentre virtualisation director Ed Baker: "This certification will allow Magirus to offer scalable and flexible Cisco unified datacentre solutions, which help make datacentres more efficient, agile and resilient."

Currently, the certification applies only to B200-Series systems, but in the medium term Magirus said it was hoping to extend build-to-order services across the entire line, and is already prepping pilot projects on B230 and B440 kit.

Its announcement comes a fortnight after rival Cisco specialist Comstor was itself awarded the UCS B-Series Authorised Configurator certification.

Separately, Magirus has also opened a new demo lab at its Strasbourg lair, incorporating Cisco blades and gear from its VCE allies EMC and VMware.

The lab will provide resellers with a secure, remote testing facility to show off their capabilities to potential buyers, without needed to fork out for their own demo kit.

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