Distributor Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) will now offer VMware’s vSphere with Operations Management to channel partners. Those partners, in turn, can help customers to more efficiently manage and optimize their virtualized environments at a lower overall cost, VMware claims.

The new offering, which combines VMware’s vSphere virtualization platform with the standard edition of VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite, is aimed at improving operational efficiency through automated management.

Indeed, the technology is designed to maximize the value of vSphere: VMware contends that customers can realize a 50 percent reduction in capital and operating expenses or about twice the savings of a vSphere virtualized environment.

From Tech Data’s standpoint, the augmented platform sets channel partners up with a virtualization solution to boost performance operation for their customers. The ability to optimize a virtualized environment is particularly important as those environments become more complex.

"VMware vSphere with Operations Management can improve performance, health and utilization of virtualized environments, enabling solution providers to have a winning offering for their customers," said Chuck Bartlett, Tech Data Advanced Infrastructure Solutions vice president. "This offering is exactly what our solution providers are looking for when offering leading-edge performance operation systems to their customers."

Additional benefits from the vSphere with Operations Management technology include improved service levels, operational intelligence and visibility and increased server consolidation. Users can proactively detect and increase performance while lowering downtime through analytic capabilities; simplify IT operations and reduce alert storms; and, plan for future needs with capacity planning, analysis and optimization tools to make the most of virtualized resources.

"As organizations further their investments in VMware vSphere, it is becoming increasingly important to use an integrated solution to more efficiently manage and optimize their virtualized environments," said Mike Adams, VMware Cloud Infrastructure Group Product Line Marketing manager. 

"VMware vSphere with Operations Management assists customers who want to improve operational efficiency with a fully automated and comprehensive management platform that is designed to maximize the value of VMware vSphere," he said.