To show yet again how vital the Cisco Solution Partners are to our Cisco Partner Ecosystem, we’re highlighting how KEMP Technologies helped cloud services provider Peak 10 implement new infrastructure to keep up with customer demand.
With more than a decade of experience as an IT provider, Peak 10’s clients trust the company’s fully managed cloud solutions to deliver performance, availability and flexibility without needing users to invest a significant amount of time and money in establishing an independent data center.
Peak 10’s unique environment is designed specifically for production workloads and business-critical applications that require high standards of availability and performance. As Peak 10’s demand for services grew, it realized that its existing infrastructure simply couldn’t keep up. The company faced multiple challenges in managing multiple cloud clusters that were difficult to scale and manage. Since the biggest obstacle to growth was the physical infrastructure associated with the cloud, the Peak 10 team turned to Cisco UCS to overcome these hurdles. Read More »
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When I think of why technology solution providers should attend Microsoft’s WPC, I decided to pay homage to one of Steve Ballmer’s mantras with my blog title.
Last year, at Microsoft’s WPC in Toronto, I was approached by KEMP Technologies (a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner). They gave me an elevator pitch on their products and explained they were interested in partnering with Cisco. Their load balancing solutions sounded interesting and anything that might sell more UCS servers sounded like a win win to me. After all, Cisco didn’t become the #2 blade server vendor worldwide1 by itself. I told them I would try and find the right contact for them.
A few emails on my part and a lot of hard work by the Cisco and KEMP teams, a year later KEMP is now IVT Certified for UCS. While not an exclusive relationship, we can now offer our customers another excellent choice.
Stop by the Cisco booth (#1401) and talk with the datacenter team or KEMP’s booth (#1725). You never know what might come of it.
1. Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, Q1 2013 Revenue Share, May 2013
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