World Wide Technology And Embrane Form Strategic Go-To-Market Partnership To Deliver Software-Defined Network Services To Enterprise Data Centers
SANTA CLARA, CALIF.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Embrane,™ the leader in delivering software-defined network (SDN) services, today announced a strategic partnership with World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions. Specializing in the latest technology advancements, WWT is partnering with Embrane to deliver software-defined network services to enterprises building agile data centers, including public, private and hybrid cloud environments. WWT is demonstrating Embrane’s SDN solutions in its executive briefing centers, and joint selling is underway.
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“Our customers appreciate that we stay at the forefront of significant trends and technology shifts, and we believe software-defined networking is becoming an important area of investment in the enterprise data center,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy with WWT. “Embrane has taken an innovative approach to solving the network agility problem that our customers are facing today, and we are committed to working together to lead the charge on SDN.”
Embrane joins WWT’s robust ecosystem of partners, vendors and service providers, which includes Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP, NetApp and VMware, among others. WWT brings a new way of thinking and a proven approach to how organizations evaluate, architect and implement technology. Through its Advanced Technology Center, WWT provides its customers with technical and engineering expertise and hands-on access to the latest technology products and solutions. WWT also offers a complete array of configuration and integration services and a full suite of advanced logistics, inventory management and supply chain solutions.
“WWT is one of the largest and most respected systems integrators in the industry, and we are excited to be working closely with them to solve real-world problems around network agility and automation,” added Dante Malagrinò, Embrane’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “Together we will separate the hype from reality and deliver the true SDN benefits of agility, operational simplicity and cost savings to our mutual customers.”
Customers such as PEER 1 Hosting and SunGuard are already offering Embrane solutions to enterprise customers for cloud infrastructure as a service and disaster recovery, respectively. Customers leverage Embrane’s ability to deliver software-defined firewalls and load balancers that can be provisioned in less than 90 seconds and dynamically grow and shrink without disruption. Additionally, these services support customers’ existing operational models and lower capital and operational costs by at least 50 percent compared to traditional network services.
In addition to customers being able to see the Embrane solution in action at the WWT EBC in St. Louis, Embrane will be demonstrating its solutions at WWT’s Geek Day March 27-29, 2013 in San Francisco.
Geek Day is a technology tradeshow featuring live, working demonstrations from the industry's best-of-breed collaboration, wireless, mobility, security, datacenter and virtualization solution providers. The two-day agenda features the Geek Lab, where solution providers conduct on-demand demonstrations, and an agenda of breakout sessions where WWT and the Geek Day Sponsors provide deep dive product and solution information sessions.
About WWT ( www.wwt.com )
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a $5 billion 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 evaluate, architect and implement technology 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 2,200 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.
Based in Silicon Valley, Embrane enables customers to dynamically adapt to changing business requirements, infuse network flexibility while simplifying operations and save money by delivering software-defined network services. Current enterprise and service provider customers use Embrane as part of data centers where automation and agility are priorities, including private/public/hybrid cloud environments.
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