Agilysys to help customers transition to private cloud with integrated IT infrastructures from Cisco, EMC and VMware
CLEVELAND – Feb. 9, 2010 – Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, today announced it has joined Vblock partner ecosystem, a community of partners that are qualified to augment, resell and deliver Vblock™ Infrastructure Packages. These packages are an element of the recently announced Virtual Computing Environment coalition formed by Cisco and EMC, together with VMware. Now Agilysys can help customers accelerate their plans to implement a private cloud infrastructure based on industry-leading technology and take advantage of the critical IT efficiencies this provides.
Vblock Infrastructure Packages are integrated, tested and validated data center infrastructure offerings that combine best-of-breed virtualization software from VMware, unified networking, security, computing from Cisco, and storage, security and management technologies from EMC – all with end-to-end vendor accountability. Vblock Infrastructure Packages support a broad range of operating systems and applications that enable customers to rapidly migrate existing applications to Vblock infrastructure to accelerate broad-scale data center virtualization.
“Agilysys is pleased to be part of the Vblock partner ecosystem, providing our customers with collaborative service offerings from three of our key cornerstone partners, Cisco, EMC and VMware,” said Tony Mellina, senior vice president and general manager, Agilysys Technology Solutions Group. “With the Vblock Infrastructure Packages, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our customers, providing solutions designed to assist with all their virtual computing environment demands.”
Agilysys qualifies for the Vblock partner ecosystem through its investment in technical certifications and partner designations for all of the Cisco, EMC and VMware products that comprise the Vblock Infrastructure Packages.
The Vblock Infrastructure Packages were developed by the Virtual Computing Environment coalition, which was formed jointly by Cisco and EMC, together with VMware. The coalition represent an unprecedented level of collaboration across development, services and partner enablement that helps minimize the risks in the infrastructure virtualization journey of customers to private cloud implementation. For more information on the coalition, please visit www.cisco.com/go/vce or www.emc.com/campaign/global/vce/.
About Agilysys, Inc.
Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The company uses technology — including hardware, software and services — to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.
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Maureen Morreale, Agilysys, Inc., 440-519-8161, firstname.lastname@example.org
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