Ingram Micro opens new Experience Center in Buffalo, New York showcasing Cisco’s latest technology solutions powered and supported by multiple APC power and cooling products
Buffalo, NY — APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced its inclusion as the only power vendor in the Ingram Micro Experience Center opening adjacent to the distributor’s East Coast Solution Center. The new 1,000 square foot Ingram Micro Experience Center features multiple APC power solutions which are employed throughout to support the Center’s showcase of the complete portfolio of Cisco Data Center, Borderless Network and Collaboration products.
APC has developed a reference solution that includes the appropriate rack, power distribution, and cabling architecture to support the Cisco® Unified Computing System (UCS) 5108 Blade Chassis in high density data center applications. Additionally, APC’s NetShelter® SX wide cabinets have been validated for use with the Cisco® Nexus 7010 & 7018 Series Switches. APC’s solutions for the Nexus family of data center switches on display at the Ingram Solution Center will make specifying and installing Cisco Data Center 3.0 technologies for cloud environments quick and easy, enabling a reduction in floor space and increased data center capacity.
"APC by Schneider Electric is pleased to support the new Ingram Micro Experience Center in Buffalo, New York. This new technology showcase and demonstration facility will give our mutual customers and partners the opportunity to see our solutions in action in a high density cloud computing environment," said Alistair Pim, Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances, APC by Schneider Electric. "Cisco's move toward modular, scalable and automated designs is consistent with APC's high density data center physical infrastructure architecture which reduces total cost of ownership and adds scalability and efficiency to data center operations.”
Ingram Micro’s East and West Coast Solution Centers contain more than $15 million in state-of-the-art equipment and solutions. Both centers are staffed by certified engineers and can accommodate a multitude of seminars and training workshops.
"For nearly a decade, Ingram Micro’s Solution Centers have enabled channel partners with the training, education and technical sales resources required to build their expertise, specialize their practice and grow their business faster and more efficiently than they could do on their own," says Anne Wilcox, Vice President, customer and solutions marketing, Ingram Micro U.S. “The new Experience Center is a great example of the continued investment Ingram Micro and its vendor partners like Cisco and APC continue to make to help ensure the success of their mutual channel partners.”
Ingram Micro Inc. is the world’s largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company for the IT industry worldwide. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. For more information on Ingram Micro’s Solution Centers visit www.im-sc.com.
In addition to being the only power vendor for powering Ingram Micro’s Experience Center, APC is a member of the Cisco Developer Network (CDN) with integrations for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Unity Express and Call Manager. Outside of CDN, APC is a Cisco Data Center Ecosystem Partner. Through this technology alliance, both companies actively engage in co-development work around high density data center architecture involving APC's InfraStruxure architecture and Cisco Unified Computing System and the Nexus family of data center switches. This work has resulted in several reference diagrams which can be found on the Cisco Validated Designs website.
APC offers a holistic management approach to server room solutions including comprehensive power management with rack power distribution and Smart-UPS® devices. InRow® Cooling solutions are able to adapt to address the needs of any environment and APC’s InfraStruxure™ Software Management Portfolio offers unprecedented visibility into the inner workings server rooms. Complete information on all of APC by Schneider Electric’s server room solutions can be found on www.apc.com or by calling 800-877-4080.