Tech Data Adds PolyServe to Catalog

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The deal follows the announcement of HP's acquisition of PolyServe by one day.

Tech Data will add PolyServe virtualization, consolidation and Unix replacement solutions to its line up of enterprise IT utility products, the distributor announced Feb. 27.

To promote the new partnership PolyServe and Tech Data said that Tech Data VARs can offer free on-site installation to qualifying end users purchasing the PolyServe Database Utility, a $12,000 value, the companies said in a statement.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett-Packard announced Feb. 26 that it plans to acquire Beaverton, Ore.-based PolyServe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Tech Data will offer the technologies the through the AIS (Advanced Infrastructure Division). The Clearwater, Fla.-based company noted that PolyServe is designed for businesses with extensive database access and management requirements, enabling those customers to consolidate servers and storage to maximize data availability.

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PolyServe is suited for organizations that rely on SQL and Oracle database servers for continuous access to critical information such as customer or patient records, Tech Data said in a statement.

The technology enables servers to simultaneously access a consolidated pool of shared storage, allowing all applications, middleware, servers and storage to be managed as a single, virtual system.

PolyServe said that the technology can also offer cost savings by cutting server and software installs by half and cutting configuration and management time by as much as 75 percent.

PolyServe also said that total cost of ownership of these systems can be reduced by more than 50 percent.

"As industry-standard servers and storage continue to replace traditional Unix technologies in the data center, VARs will play a critical role in delivering those solutions," said Clark Newby, vice president of marketing for PolyServe, in a statement.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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