Avnet Shows HP More Love with the Cloud Center of Excellence
Is it cloudy in here, or is it just The VAR Guy? Avnet Technology Solutions is showing continued love for HP VARs (including a recent SaaS initiative) by launching the Cloud Center of Excellence (HP CCoE) inside its Arizona-based solutions center. Partners and resellers can now get a firsthand look at the latest and greatest data center products from HP, with the ultimate goal of educating partners on cloud models and infrastructure needs. What else is Avnet offering? The VAR Guy knows …
With a physical deep-dive on cloud infrastructure, Avnet hopes partners will be able to “close deals faster” by knowing exactly how to “create proof of concept cloud models,” which in turn, will help customers understand and migrate to cloud technologies sooner. The VAR Guy knows partners are clamoring to find their way into the cloud, so the CCoE could be just what the (HP-focused) channel ordered.
HP CCoE’s backbone is HP’s CloudSystem, which itself is derived from HP’s existing cloud technologies: Converged Infrastructure and Cloud Service Automation software. It’s all been blended into one ubiquitous and seamless offering with the holy trifecta of cloud: lifecycle monitoring, managing and provisioning.
If partners can’t get there physically, Avnet has a virtual solution: HP CCoE includes a virtual demo center, giving partners access to — what else? — virtual demonstrations of said technology. Avnet calls this portal a “hands-on technology learning experience,” though The VAR Guy is hesitant to suggest anything virtual is ‘hands on.’ Still, it’s better than nothing. Our resident blogger tips his fedora to Avnet for including the virtual goods, in addition to training for technical and sales teams on CloudSystem and HP Cloud Service Automation.
If you’re feeling left out of all this HP partner love, don’t fret. Avnet offers the CloudReady initiative, which exists as an add-on for any of its SolutionPath paths. Get cloudy and check out the solution center today.