When it comes to selecting components and solutions to deploy in a data centre or office environment, how can your customers make sure they’re making the right choices? They need the guidance of an expert that can help piece everything together.
This is where you can step in as a Schneider Electric™ reseller. But deploying, for example, a virtualized IT installation can be a complicated process for just about anyone, especially in regards to data centre decisions limited by space and budget restrictions. And with so many products available to choose from today, how can you help your customers make sense of it all?
New opportunities for ready-made solutions
Emerging converged architectures are creating strong conditions for ready‑made solutions, opening the doors to profitable opportunities for your business. This is why Schneider Electric has joined forces with Cisco® and NetApp® to create an infrastructure wrap‑around for FlexPod® solutions.
A FlexPod with Schneider Electric consists of a single, unified IT platform that’s right‑sized, preconfigured, pretested, and validated, which is then enclosed in a Schneider Electric life‑support infrastructure of hardware and management software.
Bundled versions can be securely deployed right out of the box to reduce cost and complexity. They include:
- FlexPod Express For Office – fully mobile, highly manageable solution for rapid deployment in to SME customers and remote offices
- FlexPod Ready For DC – flexible and dynamic managed solution for data centres providing a single architecture
What’s more, with our Business-wise, Future-driven™ approach to effective data center management, you can give your customers peace of mind with complete system oversight and control. And because FlexPod solutions are wrapped in Schneider Electric physical infrastructure and StruxureWare™ for Data Center management, you can be confident that your customers’ IT is ready for high performance and reliability.
Simply unpack and reap the rewards
A growing number of distributors are starting to build these systems, but if you can’t wait, start using our reference designs today to build your own. By combining all the parts needed to deploy and manage your customers’ data and applications means it is then easy for them to:
With architectures that can be so well‑defined, converged infrastructure solutions like FlexPod, and others, can help you to better predict and supply the infrastructure required to support your customers’ systems and protect their investment over the long term, which translates into future service revenue opportunities for your business.