42U Earns Avocent Data Center Solutions Accreditation

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42U among first companies to receive accreditation upon completion of data center solutions training

42U (http://www.42u.com) today announced it is among the first wave of graduates from Avocent's initial VAR accreditation training program for data center solutions, one of several initiatives planned this year to help partners further expand their Avocent expertise and offer increased value to customers. The course emphasizes how partners can leverage Avocent's individual data center products to deliver end-to-end data center management for their customers.

"The advancements Avocent has made within the IT Infrastructure space are impressive. They are clearly focused on providing robust, best-in-class and comprehensive solutions for IT total asset management, "commented Alan Mamane, Founder and President of 42U. "We are thrilled to be one of Avocent's exclusive partners, serving all of the mountain west region."

The accreditation course is centered around Avocent's data center solutions, including both technical training on individual products as well as training regarding the integration of solutions to deliver efficient end-to-end data center administration. Avocent solutions streamline management into a single console to help IT staff work more effectively. In addition to specialized training on industry-leading DSR® switches and Cyclades ACS serial console managers, the accreditation training program cover these unique Avocent solutions:

  • DSView 3® Management Software - software management platform used to access and control data center devices - both physical and virtual - in one console regardless of manufacturer or operating system
  • LANDesk Server Manager - an enterprise software solution used to manage and protect servers, integrates with DSView 3 software for in-band and out-of-band server and data-center management
  • MergePoint® service processor manager - management to leverage service processors already present in servers to enable remote server management including power and health
  • Cyclades PM power management devices - management that enables remote power management and control

"Undergoing Avocent's new accreditation program demonstrates an impressive commitment to improving a company's knowledge of how Avocent solutions work together in the data center to better inform and build solution for their customers," said Steve Hammond, director of channel marketing at Avocent. "We're pleased to recognize 42U as one of the first companies to receive the distinction of corporate accreditation from Avocent."

Additional details about the Avocent partner program can be found at Avocent's website.

42U's team of technology specialists provide unbiased, independent expertise and solutions for Data Center infrastructure. They provide best practices and products for Data Center builds, expansions, and consolidations. For thirteen years, the majority of Fortune 500 companies have engaged the 42U team to resolve their data center management challenges. 42U (http://www.42u.com) and its sister companies, are value-added resellers that provide expert independence advice and solutions around enterprise kvm switches, remote power, data center cooling and power, server racks and green data center solutions.

About Avocent Corporation
Avocent delivers IT infrastructure management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical, "always on" IT environments via integrated, centralized in-band and out-of-band hardware and software.


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