Westcon Group Selected to Represent VMware’s Service Provider Partner Program in Australia
For Immediate Release
Distributor to Offer Full Range of Virtualisation Solutions
Sydney, Australia, July 27, 2012 – Reinforcing its leadership in the data centre and cloud marketplace, Westcon Group today announced ithas been appointed the newest VMware distributor in Australia. As a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, Westcon was named the most recent member of VMware’s Service Provider Partner Program (VSPP).
“Westcon currently has a very successful relationship with VMware withour New Zealand operations,” said David Henderson, Managing Director of Westcon Group Australia. “With today’s announcement, we can now offer Australian service providers‘pay-as-they-go’licensing so they’re able to mitigate any capital expenditure. Westcon also bringscomprehensive field support backed by deep, technical knowledge across the entire VMware product offering.”
VMware is a global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions,whose products form one of the cornerstones of cloud computing. VMware offers programs, solution competencies and rewards designed to help customers with their transition to cloud infrastructures. VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners across the globe.
“We are delighted to be bringing Westcon on board as a VSPP distributor in Australia to complement the successful relationship we already have in New Zealand,” said John Donovan, Partner Director, VMware Australia and New Zealand.
“VSPP is one of the fastest-growing areas of our business. With market demand continuing at such a rapid pace, now is the right time to add a distributorlike Westcon. Cloud computing is profoundly transforming the way information and services are consumed and provided in Australia and globally, and we believe that we have only just scratched the surface for local cloud provider opportunities. Westcon will bring their market experience, as well as the breadth of partners, to address every business opportunity, from SMB to the enterprise.”
The partnership is a key enabler for Westcon and VMware’s service offerings for the service provider community across Australia. Customerscan now access new services powered by VMware such as Virtual Desktop, Backup and Recovery, and Hybrid Cloud Services.
In addition, Westcon’s enhanced account management structure is designed to work with VMware and itspartner community to identify opportunities that add value and drive deeper integration of VMware products and services across customer infrastructures.
“The agreement is the result of demand from the service provider community who want to extend their cloud services businesses.It layers neatly into our server, storage, security and networking portfolio and is a key enabler for our services offerings,” said Wendy O’Keeffe, Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific, Westcon Group.
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About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organisation enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customised financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Aruba, Avaya, CA Technologies, Check Point, Cisco, Emerson, EMC, F5, Juniper, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, Polycom, Radware and VCE. For more information, please visit: www.westcongroup.com.