COMPUTERLINKS brings business continuity and WAN optimisation solutions for virtual servers to chann

From: Computerlinks
Published: Mon Aug 16 2010


COMPUTERLINKS, the next generation distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, has today 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."

COMPUTERLINKS’ full suite of products and services will be on show at IP Expo on 20th – 21st October 2010.
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About COMPUTERLINKS
COMPUTERLINKS is a next generation distributor of IT security, network performance and Internet technology, providing UK and Irish channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers and service providers. COMPUTERLINKS concentrates on dynamic technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisation, and the growing area of IP Physical Security. It provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of knowledge-based professional and managed services, to ensure its channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS is 100 percent committed to the two-tier channel and delivers profitable growth to its partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. The company currently has over 550 employees operating across 18 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.computerlinks.co.uk

About NetEx
Formed in 1999 as a spin-off of Storage Technology Corporation (StorageTek®), privately-held NetEx has provided the world's fastest WAN optimization software in the industry, along with guaranteed data delivery, for over 20 years to more than 100 of the world's largest and most sophisticated organizations, including some of the most prestigious providers of financial, transportation and telecommunications services and government entities. Customers include BP, Telstra, NTT, Verizon, BellSouth, Qwest, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, LloydsTSB, NDC Health, IRS, American, Iberia, Northwest, United Airlines and Kellogg. As a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, NetEx's HyperIP WAN optimization software has demonstrated impressive performance numbers for supercharging VMware applications worldwide. For more information about NetEx, NetEx/IP or HyperIP, visit www.netex.com www.netex.com or call +1-763-694-4300.

About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
SteelEye is the leading provider of data and application availability management solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery for Windows, Linux and virtual platforms. SteelEye and it’s parent company SIOS Technology Inc. of Japan are in the process of creating new value that leverages SteelEye branded products with SIOS’ cloud computing expertise to offer Enterprise customers solutions that will allow them to easily manage and migrate their applications into the cloud. The SteelEye family of data replication, application protection, high-availability clustering and disaster recovery solutions are priced and architected to enable enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous availability of business-critical applications, servers and data. To complement its software solutions, SteelEye also provides a full range of high-availability consulting and professional services to assist organizations with the assessment, design and implementation of solutions for ensuring high availability within their environments. For more information about SteelEye, please visit www.steeleye.com


For further information about this news please contact:
Carolann Bara
Goode International
+44 (0) 1491 873 323
carolann.bara@goode.co.uk

Peter McEvoy
COMPUTERLINKS
+44 (0) 1638 569 600
peter.mcevoy@computerlinks.co.uk

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