World Wide Technology Achieves FlexPod Premium Partner Standing to Deliver Solutions Based on FlexPod Design Architecture
ST. LOUIS — June 12, 2012 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions,today announced that it has been designated a FlexPod Premium Partner by Cisco and NetApp to provide solutions and services supporting the FlexPod data center solution. As a FlexPod Premium Partner, WWT is recognized for its advanced competencies in supporting customers as a trusted adviser in deploying FlexPod solutions.
FlexPod is a pretested and validated solution that combines networking, computing, and storage in a shared infrastructure and supports multiple applications and workloads to help customers accelerate and simplify their transition to the cloud.
As a channel partner of Cisco and NetApp, WWT will be able to assist customers with planning, designing and implementing virtualized data center solutions based on the validated FlexPod shared infrastructure, as well as help customers develop and adhere to best practices for building and managing best-in-class solutions from Cisco and NetApp. The flexible, scalable shared infrastructure is pretested to lower deployment risk, increase data center efficiencies, and create a flexible information technology (IT) environment to build a private cloud.
“WWT is leveraging unified server, storage and networking architectures like FlexPod to deliver next-generation data centers, cloud environments and even mobile infrastructures like our FAST Mobile Data Center,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy with WWT. “Earning this designation from Cisco and NetApp demonstrates our ability to deliver and support advanced data center solutions as well as our on-going commitment to help customers utilize cutting-edge technology to meet their business goals and mission needs.”
Cisco and NetApp’s FlexPod is a validated shared infrastructure that features the Cisco UCS® server, Cisco network switches, NetApp® unified storage systems running on Data ONTAP® software. The design architecture has been jointly tested and validated as a Cisco Validated Design, so WWT can quickly assess customer needs and deploy integrated solutions from Cisco and NetApp that meet the stringent requirements of their dynamic data centers.
The services that support the FlexPod shared infrastructure are now available from WWTand FlexPod solutions are in use in production data centers around the world.
About WWT (www.wwt.com)
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,800 people and operates more than 2 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.