D&H Offering Breakthrough Lenovo Server Solutions And Programs
Popular Demo Programs, Volume Delegation and the D&H “Fuel Your SMB Life” Rewards Program Help Support a Major New Server Launch from Lenovo
D&H Distributing, the leading North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, announces it is participating in an array of programs that support a key server initiative from Lenovo, one of D&H’s major vendor partners. This industry leading manufacturer recently introduced a powerful set of new ThinkServer technologies for the SMB sector. Both of these new server solutions leverage the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processing chips (formerly known as Romley).
The models deliver amenities such as increased scalability, “lightning” speeds, easier integration, enhanced remote capabilities, conservative power consumption, sleek design, and the ability to integrate with a virtualized network. To help its resellers gain more benefits from Lenovo purchases, D&H has developed the “Fuel Your SMB Life” rewards program that provides automatic points and prizes for D&H resellers who buy Lenovo products.
Lenovo’s latest ThinkServer rack servers, including the RD530 and the RD630 models, offer faster and more robust features to facilitate an advanced server, storage and data environment. In addition, enhanced configuration tools and an intelligent modular design allow for easier deployment compared to many competing solutions. The units are distinguished by the following:
ThinkServer RD530: With a slim chassis and high-performance dual socket Intel Xeon E5-2600 technology, this model is well-suited for computer intensive or virtualized environments, while proving to be 80% faster than previous generations. It boasts up to 16 cores and 320GB of memory performance for a scalable, power-efficient and fast one-rack solution.
ThinkServer RD630: This highly scalable 2U solution offers sophisticated RAID hardware standard on each model. It features web-based remote manageability, built-in redundancy, varied network adapter choices, and rich input/output (I/O). This model also works with the Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors.
Helping the SMB Reseller Capitalize on Servers
To support this initiative, Lenovo has developed a series of VAR programs, including its offering for D&H resellers, which deliver significant volume benefits and discounts.
The Lenovo Partner Demo Program: Resellers who purchase up to 8 ThinkServer units and 12 ThinkServer options (storage, memory, processors, monitors, etc.) will receive discounts of up to 35% off list price. This server merchandise can be used as demo units, seed units or for internal use. VARs can also receive up to 50% off other select items. The number of units available for this promotion each quarter will be based on purchases from the previous quarter.
Lenovo Top-Seller Volume Delegation Program: Resellers who purchase between 2 and 9 ThinkServer units and ThinkServer options receive a 4% discount. Those who purchase between 10 and 200 ThinkServer units and ThinkServer options receive an 8% discount.
D&H’s Lenovo “Fuel Your SMB Life” Program: D&H developed this exclusive SMB-oriented rewards program to make it easy for resellers of all scales to win prizes, without even a sign-up requirement. VARs simply earn points for each Lenovo purchase, with point amounts varying depending upon the different product categories purchased. Prizes change from quarter to quarter and range from level to level. At the end of the quarter, customers are automatically awarded prizes according to whatever point level they’ve achieved.
“The server world is complicated. Many SMB companies know they need to make the transition to an efficient server architecture, but still don’t understand what kind of system to adopt and how they can gain the most benefit from it,” said Tina Fisher, senior director of purchasing at D&H Distributing. “Lenovo’s current initiative gives solution providers a cost-effective way to address server proliferation in the SMB environment. They can now afford to introduce their clients to some of the most powerful, easiest-to-configure and most flexible rack-based models to hit the market, with resourceful characteristics such as remote management and compatibility with a virtualized network. We’re happy to support new ways to keep our customers competitive in this space in coordination with this trusted vendor partner.”
About D&H Distributing
As the nation’s leading technology distributor, D&H provides a wealth of resources to empower solution providers and consultants, delivering a broad selection of SMB categories, products and applications. The company’s offerings span server and infrastructure, SOHO and mobile applications, consumer electronics and gaming. D&H’s multi-market expertise, account-dedicated sales teams, sterling service and flexible financing options are unmatched in the industry.
With an impressive 94-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the reseller channel, D&H has been able to consistently reinvent itself based upon changing market conditions. The company prides itself on creating business partnerships with an astute focus on ease-of-doing-business, relationships, value, performance and service.
D&H was named Cisco’s Worldwide Small Business Distributor of the Year for 2010, won the Microsoft Licensing Operational Excellence Award seven years running and was named Microsoft’s OEM Distributor of the Year. The company ships out of five separate locations in North America, including its US headquarters in Harrisburg and its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information, visit www.dandh.com.
SOURCE: D&H Distributing