Systems integrator MTI claims to have sold the first Vblock 1 virtual infrastructure package in Europe.
The package features products by all three members of the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition (VMware, Cisco and EMC) which have been specifically configured to help users deploy private cloud environments.
MTI said it has sold the first Vblock 1 version of the package, which contains EMC’s CLARiiON storage product, Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) and VMware’s vSphere 4 platform, to managed service provider Cobweb.
Paul Hannam, chief executive of Cobweb, said the package would help it meet the needs of enterprise businesses operating private, public and hybrid clouds.
He added: “We started our testing [of the package] in early 2010 and, not only did we find that Vblock can easily host all of Cobweb’s current applications, but it also offered Cobweb services such as Desktop-as-a-Service, as well as management tools and consumption reporting.”
Alan Watson, infrastructure practice director at MTI, said the firm was “extremely excited” to have closed the first deal involving Vblock 1 in Europe.
He said: “Vblocks can make a tremendous difference in simplifying an IT environment and because MTI is among the most highly qualified integrators in Europe, we can help organisations make the most of these architectures.”
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