Distribution Central and Syncsort have signed a deal that will see the former becoming the first distributor to deliver the NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup (BSB) solution in the ANZ region.
“Distribution Central has a proven record of success as a distributor in Asia Pacific, offering the strong technical expertise and value-added services required to bring a modern data protection solution like NSB to Australia and New Zealand,” says Arun Kant, Syncsort managing director for Asia Pacific.
According to Kant, “NSB combines best-in-class NetApp functions such as snapshots, replication, mirroring, deduplication and clones with Syncsort’s high-speed backup and recovery technologies into a single, integrated solution. This enables resellers to engage more strategically with clients and solve their most critical data protection challenges faster and easier.”
“NSB is a complementary addition to our vendor portfolio in ANZ, building on our commitment to deliver innovative, best-in-class technology,” says Distribution Central’s managing director Nick Verykios. “Syncsort’s strong commitment to the channel as well as Distribution Central’s sales and technical expertise form a powerful combination that will enable resellers to generate additional revenue for their existing NetApp business and sell into new accounts.”
Distribution Central will deliver NSB supported by its own end-to-end channel support services including pre-sales technical support, post-sales field support, online configuration tool, online partner portal, renewal and asset management, training and education programmes and channel marketing programmes.
For Todd Parsons, director of ANZ Channels and Marketing at NetApp, the partnership means that NetApp channel partners will have “more extensive integrated solutions to enhance their
customer's investment in cloud and virtualised environments.”