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18Apr/110

Great Lakes Computer Offers Free VMware Essentials Plus and Free Upgrades to vSphere Standard with Dell PowerEdge R710 Servers

Great Lakes Computer Offers Free VMware Essentials Plus and Free Upgrades to vSphere Standard with Dell PowerEdge R710 Servers











VMware Enterprise Partner


Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 14, 2011

Great Lakes Computer, a 25-year-old billion dollar VMware and Dell reseller, announces it is offering free VMware Essentials Plus and free upgrades to vSphere Standard, with the purchase of select Dell R710 servers.

Free VMware Essentials Plus Promotion Details:

VMware Essentials Plus (supporting up to 3 hosts) retails for $ 3,495, but Dell PowerEdge customers can get it free of charge when they purchase three R710 PowerEdge server bundlesfrom Great Lakes Computer. Each Dell R710 host is fully redundant and optimized for virtualized environments with two 6-core Intel processors, 96GB of memory, two hard drives and a three year on-site Dell warranty.

Essentials Plus provides an all-in-one solution to build a virtualization cluster on three physical hosts. This reduces hardware costs, while ensuring superior high application availability and data protection.

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus includes:


    VMware ESXi or VMware ESX hypervisor architecture
    VMFS (Virtual Machine File System)
    4-way Virtual SMP
    VMware vCenter Server Agent
    VMware vStorage APIs / VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB)
    VMware Update Manager
    VMware High Availability (HA)
    VMware Data Recovery
    VMware vCenter Server for Essentials
    VMware vMotion

Free Upgrade to vSphere Standard Promotion Details:

Providing the exact same features as VMware essentials, vSphere Standard Acceleration supports unlimited hosts. The upgrade to vSphere Standard retails for $ 4,350, includes two processor licenses and is available free of charge with the purchase of a Dell R710 server. The server is configured with two 6-core processors, 192GB of memory, two 146GB hard drives and a three year on-site Dell warranty.

Expiring June 15th, 2011, these free VMware promotions are available exclusively through Great Lakes Computer and represent packaged discounts usually reserved for only the largest volume VMware and Dell customers. While configured to VMware best practices, the hardware configurations can be customized to meet specific technical requirements.

When asked what was behind the exclusive VMware promotion, the Dell Business Manager for Great Lakes Computer was quoted as saying; "The R710 is a rock solid VMware server and is one of Dell’s most popular PowerEdge models. We wanted to promote the benefits of virtualization and let customers leverage our staff of certified VMware engineers. What better way is there than by offering what is, in our opinion, the best VMware and Dell server promotion in the market?”

Those interested in learning more about this exclusive VMware promotion are encouraged to contact Great Lakes Computer on the web or by calling 800-488-2587.

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17Apr/110

Great Lakes Computer Offers Free VMware Essentials Plus and Free Upgrades to vSphere Standard with HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Servers

Great Lakes Computer Offers Free VMware Essentials Plus and Free Upgrades to vSphere Standard with HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Servers











VMware Enterprise Partner


Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 21, 2011

Great Lakes Computer, a 25-year-old billion dollar VMware and HP reseller, announces it is offering free VMware Essentials Plus and free upgrades to vSphere Standard with the purchase of select HP ProLiant DL380 G7 servers.

Free VMware Essentials Plus Promotion Details:

VMware Essentials Plus (supporting up to 3 hosts) retails for $ 3,495 but HP ProLiant customers can get it free of charge when they purchase three DL380 G7 server bundlesfrom Great Lakes Computer. Each DL380 G7 host is fully redundant and optimized for virtualized environments with two 6-core Intel processors, 96GB of memory, two hard drives and a three year on-site HP warranty.

Essentials Plus provides an all-in-one solution to build a virtualization cluster on three physical hosts. This reduces hardware costs, while ensuring superior high application availability and data protection.

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus includes:


    VMware ESXi or VMware ESX hypervisor architecture
    VMFS (Virtual Machine File System)
    4-way Virtual SMP
    VMware vCenter Server Agent
    VMware vStorage APIs / VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB)
    VMware Update Manager
    VMware High Availability (HA)
    VMware Data Recovery
    VMware vCenter Server for Essentials
    VMware vMotion

Free Upgrade to vSphere Standard Promotion Details:

Providing the exact same features as VMware essentials, vSphere Standard Acceleration supports unlimited hosts. The upgrade to vSphere Standard retails for $ 4,350, includes two processor licenses and is available free of charge with the purchase of a DL380 G7 server. The server is configured with two six core processors, 192GB of memory, two 146GB hard drives and a three year on-site HP warranty.

Expiring June 15th, 2011, these free VMware promotions are available exclusively through Great Lakes Computer and represent packaged discounts usually reserved for only the largest volume VMware and HP customers. While configured to VMware best practices, the hardware configurations can be customized to meet specific technical requirements.

When asked what was behind the exclusive VMware promotion, the HP Business Manager for Great Lakes Computer was quoted as saying; "The DL380 G7 is a rock solid VMware server and is one of HP’s most popular ProLiant models. We wanted to promote the benefits of virtualization and let customers leverage our staff of certified VMware engineers. What better way is there than by offering what is, in our opinion, the best VMware and HP server promotion in the market?”

Those interested in learning more about this exclusive VMware promotion are encouraged to contact Great Lakes Computer on the web or by calling 800-488-2587.

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10Apr/110

Great Lakes Computer Reinstates Free HP c-Class Blade Server Offer to VMware vSphere Customers

Great Lakes Computer Reinstates Free HP c-Class Blade Server Offer to VMware vSphere Customers











HP c7000


Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) August 7, 2009

Great Lakes Computer, a 23 year old global HP technology reseller with well in excess of $ 1 billion technology sales, announced today it will begin offering free HP c-Class blade servers.

Promoting the launch of VMware's new vSphere 4.0 virtualization product, which recently replaced Virtual Infrastructure 3.5 (VI3), Great Lakes Computer is offering free HP blade server model BL460, BL465 and BL685s with the purchase of VMware vSphere and 1yr platinum support for 2 CPU's.

The free blade server comes with 2 quad core processors, 8GB of memory and a 3yr warranty, but can be customized to meet your specific needs.

This promotion is available exclusively through Great Lakes Computer. For specific promotion and configuration details, contact Great Lakes Computer or refer to the accompanying documents.

In addition to the free HP blade servers, Great Lakes Computer is also offering a free C7000 blade enclosure with the purchase of 8 or more vSphere licenses. The combined package savings are at discounted levels, usually reserved for only the largest HP enterprise customers.

Qualifying VMware vSphere SKU's:

VS4-ENT-C            

VS4-ENT-P-SSS-C

Eligible HP c-Class blade server models:

HP BL460

HP BL465

HP BL685

c7000 chassis

When asked what was behind the vSphere free blade promotion, a spokesperson for Great Lakes Computer was quoted as saying, "In anticipation of our upcoming attendance at the 2009 VMworld show in San Francisco, we wanted to promote the Great Lakes Computer brand name on a national level, and bring our aggressive HP server prices and VMware professional services capabilities to a broader customer base. What better way is there than offering what is, in our opinion, simply the best VMware and HP blade server package in the market."

"VMware customers attending the VMworld show are encouraged to stop by Great Lakes Computer's booth # 1208 and learn more about our company and the free blade server promotion."

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13Feb/110

Great Lakes Computer Offers Free IBM BladeCenter Servers to VMware vSphere Customers



IBM HS22


Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) August 6, 2009

Great Lakes Computer, a 23 year old global IBM technology reseller with well in excess of $ 1 billion technology sales, announced today it will begin offering free IBM HS22 BladeCenter blade servers.

Promoting the launch of VMware's new vSphere 4.0 virtualization product, which recently replaced Virtual Infrastructure 3.5 (VI3), Great Lakes Computer is offering free IBM blade server model HS22s with the purchase of VMware vSphere and 1yr platinum support for 2 CPU's .

The free blade server comes with 2 quad core processors, 2GB of memory and a 3yr warranty but can be customized to meet your specific needs.

This promotion is available exclusively through Great Lakes Computer. For specific promotion and configuration details, contact Great Lakes Computer or refer to the accompanying documents.

The combined package savings being offered are at discount levels usually reserved for only the largest IBM enterprise customers.

Qualifying VMware vSphere SKU's:

VS4-ENT-C            

VS4-ENT-P-SSS-C

Eligible IBM BladeCenter Servers:

HS22 Blade Server

When asked what was behind the Vsphere BladeCenter promotion, the IBM Brand Manager for Great Lakes Computer was quoted as saying; "In anticipation of our upcoming attendance at the 2009 VMworld show in San Francisco, we wanted to promote the Great Lakes Computer brand name on a national level, and bring our aggressive IBM blade server prices and VMware professional services capabilities to a broader customer base. What better way is there than by offering what is in our opinion, simply the best VMware and IBM blade server package in the market?"

"VMware customers going to the VMworld show, are encouraged to stop by our booth #1208 and learn more about our company and our free blade server promotion."

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