News in the Channel - issue #13


Dell APEX Flex on Demand services now available to UK partners

TD SYNNEX is now offering Dell Technologies’ APEX Flex on Demand services in the UK, providing partners with the ability to offer customised solutions that provide the combination of technology and services needed by customers, backed by the expertise and support of TD SYNNEX’s own cloud and infrastructure and professional services teams. APEX Flex on Demand is a pay-per-use flexible consumption model that provides elastic capacity with the reassurance of on- premises deployment. It allows customers to acquire and make use of the Dell Technologies products and services they need to support business demands while paying only for actual usage. This eliminates the need for large up-front capital investment in products, while providing the flexibility of a pay-as-you model and unlimited scalability. This combination will enable partners to take full advantage of the significant market opportunity for APEX, said Simon Bennett, managing director Advanced Solutions, UK and Ireland, TD SYNNEX.

“With Dell APEX, our partners can deliver the very best and most appropriate technologies and solutions alongside the experience and expertise of our cloud, enterprise infrastructure and professional services teams to design, deliver and support customer projects,” he said. “Partners can create and offer solutions that meet exact customer needs and provide the flexibility of the cloud and peace-of-mind of on- premises deployments. “Dell APEX is multi-cloud by design and our unique capabilities on all three of the major public cloud providers, makes TD SYNNEX ideally suited to supporting partners in taking this attractive value proposition to market. Our teams have the know-how to support partners in making the very best use of multiple platforms alongside on-premises systems and bringing all of that together to deliver the best of both worlds.”

Vertiv acquires CoolTera to boost liquid cooling portfolio

Vertiv has announced that subsidiaries of the company have agreed to acquire CoolTera Ltd, a provider of coolant distribution infrastructure for data centre liquid cooling technology and certain assets, including certain contracts, patents, trademarks and intellectual property from an affiliate of CoolTera. Founded in 2016, CoolTera provides liquid cooling infrastructure solutions, and designs and manufactures coolant distribution units, secondary fluid networks and manifolds for data centre liquid cooling solutions. CoolTera and Vertiv have been technology partners for three years with multiple global deployments to data centres and super compute systems. The acquisition of CoolTera brings advanced cooling technology, deep domain expertise, controls and systems and manufacturing and testing for high density compute cooling requirements to Vertiv’s thermal management portfolio, as well as key industry partnerships already in place across the ecosystem for such applications. CoolTera has a track record of engineering excellence and strong customer service supported by a team of highly

qualified, proven liquid cooling engineers. “This bolt-on technology acquisition is consistent with our long-term strategic vision for value creation, and further strengthens our expertise in high-density cooling solutions,” said Giordano Albertazzi, chief executive officer, Vertiv. “And while the purchase price is not material to Vertiv, the acquisition is essential to further reinforce our liquid cooling portfolio, enhancing our ability to serve the needs of our global data centre customers and strengthening our position and capabilities to support the needs of AI at scale.” Mark Luxford, CoolTera’s managing director, added that it was a logical decision to join Vertiv. “We are excited to join the leader in data centre thermal management,” he said. “Vertiv has demonstrated the ability to scale technologies at a pace that is needed for AI deployment. We look forward to working as a team to deliver next generation liquid cooling technologies at the scale the industry requires. Vertiv is well-positioned to support the industry growth.” The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the year.

Mark Luxford managing director CoolTera Ltd

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