Two New Distribution Agreements at Computerlinks

Computerlinks, the distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, has announced exclusive distribution agreements in the UK and Ireland with two market-leading vendors; SteelEye, the leading provider of data and application availability management solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery, and NetEx, which delivers the world’s fastest WAN optimisation software for virtual environments.

With the advance of data centre consolidation, accelerated by the deployment of virtualisation and cloud computing, organisations continue to look for new ways to ensure their company data is protected. As such, resellers are being tasked with providing clients with resilient, dynamic, off-site back-up solutions specifically designed for virtualised environments. These new offerings from Computerlinks will allow resellers the opportunity to provide optimised migration of data to off-site locations while keeping users connected and productive during periods of planned or unplanned downtime.

The SteelEye family of data replication, application protection, high-availability clustering and disaster recovery solutions allow enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous availability of business-critical applications, servers and data.NetEx’s award-winning HyperIP is a software-only, virtualisation-ready WAN optimisation solution, ideal for moving large data sets across WANs securely, swiftly and seamlessly, particularly between data-centres. By bringing together these technologies from SteelEye and NetEx, Computerlinks will be able to offer its resellers both fast and reliable migration and availability solutions.

David Ellis, director of new technologies and services at Computerlinks, commented, “We’re delighted to be bringing two more established vendors with market-leading technologies to the channel, and in doing so help them to grow their markets in the UK and Europe. Along with The Virtual Machine Company, our existing product portfolio and suite of Professional Services, Computerlinks can now provide resellers with a one-stop solution to ensure their clients’ critical data and VMs are protected.”

The announcement follows Computerlinks recent remodelling of its business to deliver margin-rich channel services around new and emerging technologies such as virtualisation, cloud computing and IP-based physical security. The addition of SteelEye and NetEx to the distributor’s virtualisation portfolio, which already includes Akorri, The Virtual Machine Company and a suite of professional services, means resellers can now be better equipped, and have access to specialist expertise and additional resources when recommending virtualisation solutions.

David Feltham, director of EMEA sales for SteelEye said, “As our presence in the UK grows, it’s vital for us to have a distribution partner that has an established infrastructure and extensive marketing resources. Computerlinks provides all of this, along with virtualisation expertise and value-add services, to enable our partners to deliver solutions that address business continuity challenges and cloud migration strategies with real value and a fast return on investment.”

Robert MacIntyre, NetEx vice president of business development and marketing said, “Our clients include some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated organisations and government agencies. Computerlinks global distribution and support network will allow us to reach them even more cost-effectively in the knowledge that they are assured the highest levels of customer service.”