Comstor the first distributor certified for Cisco Unified Computing Systems

Comstor the first distributor certified for Cisco Unified Computing SYstems


Cisco distributor supports partners with knowledge and advice


Houten, .. januari 2010 - Comstor Netherlands, a subsidiary of Westcon Group, is the first Cisco distributor to be certified for Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) Datacenter Solutions. UCS is Cisco’s complete, integrated solution for data centers. Four employees of Comstor Netherlands received the required certificate - Cisco Datacenter Networking Solutions Specialist - and are ready to provide advice and support to partners with their UCS projects. This certification emphasizes Comstor Netherlands’ focus on helping partners to be successful in this new and complex growth market, through advice and the transfer of knowledge.


“Any partner that wants to become involved with Cisco UCS Datacenter Solutions, can bring his questions to Comstor. This new technology offers great new opportunities, but it is complex matter for which not every partner possesses the required knowledge”, says Thuur Tonnaer, director Comstor Benelux “Comstor’s certified specialists will ensure that our partners will gain this knowledge. Together, we will look at what is the best solution for a given situation, so that partners can approach customers with a solid proposition.”


This emphasis on partner support is also supported by Comstor Europe, for instance with the Comstor LEAP program (Learn, Experience, Architect, Plan) and a new European LEAP Center of Excellence at the Comstor Europe offices in Vilvoorde (Belgium). There, partners and their customers can get detailed explanations and training on data centers and virtualization. Partners can also test their own application based on virtualization. And it is a fully equipped demo and test facility, where partners can demonstrate their business cases to customers. Besides Cisco, the LEAP center can also test and demonstrate solutions based on VMware, EMC and NetApp. Using a telepresence system, partners can confer directly with the Westcon CTO and other specialists in the US, who have already implemented the Cisco UCS, including EMC and VMware, at Westcon worldwide.


Westcon/Comstor is the first worldwide distributor for Cisco’s UCS Datacenter Solutions. The company itself has also moved to a Cisco UCS based data center. Two more employees of Comstor Netherlands are currently taking the certification course, so that by the end of Q1 2010, the company will have six fully certified Cisco UCS specialists.



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