VMware EVO:RAIL – what do our partners think?

July 14, 2015
VMware EVO:RAIL – what do our partners think?

During our recent EVO:RAIL partner event, we caught up with a number of our Qualified EVO:RAIL Partners, distributors and resellers to hear directly from them why EVO:RAIL is such a great opportunity. Check out what they have to say below:

Garry Menezes and Anthony Poh: MTI Technology – @MTI_Technology

Garry: “People buy cars, they don’t put them together themselves. It’s a similar concept with EVO:RAIL;  we’re looking at a shrink wrapped off the shelf data center in a box. We work across the market and we can see that there is going to be a big uptake of EVO:RAIL going forward – this is a big opportunity which we need to make happen.”

Anthony: “Customers are impressed with the software and how easy it is to deploy. There’s numerous cases for EVO:RAIL and we see these expanding beyond just VDI and remote office / branch offices; we expect EVO:RAIL to be deployed at remote sites for disaster recovery for example.”

Darren Newman and Dan Hicks, Azlan – @TDAzlan_UK

“EVO:RAIL offers a great opportunity to increase solution sell across both hardware and software and greater value to our customers and end-users. We see EVO:RAIL working across all markets; it changes the traditional architecture of the data center that hasn’t really changed for 20 years.”

David Knight, Technical Practice Lead – Datacentre – @SoftcatLimited

“The ease of deployment is key for us, combined with a single SKU for ease of quoting and purchasing. Spending less time putting the nuts and bolts together means that we can focus our time on automating processes for our customers, looking at where solutions such as VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations and Site Recovery Manager can really add value.”

Qualified EVO:RAIL partners

“We see a great market for EVO:RAIL across a number of markets around general applications and virtual desktop for mid-market commercial customers. We’re looking at a simple to use hyper-converged stack where partners and customers don’t have to worry about the elements underneath it.”

“For the education sector, for example, EVO:RAIL offers ease of deployment for institutions that may not have the in-house expertise or staff. Education IT is more complex than ever, and schools, colleges and universities need a solution that is easy to deploy and capable of keeping up with these demands.”

“EVO:RAIL is a great choice for the retail sector as another example, because it is such a compact and powerful solution. Shops want to dedicate as much space as possible to selling their products, and don’t want unnecessary space taken up by large server rooms. EVO:RAIL is small enough to fit into a back room, and powerful enough to run the tills, back-end computers, instore Wi-Fi and even the smart, connected fridges and freezers.”

If that’s whetted your appetite to find out more about EVO:RAIL, make sure you watch the EVO:RAIL video to get the low-down on the opportunities our hyper-converged system offers, and visit the EVO:RAIL site to find how you can get involved.

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