Ramzi Itani, Regional Channel & Alliance Director MENA, Symantec
Today, Symantec announced that it is reselling appliances in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar through three of its distributors: Mindware, Tech Access and Aptec. The announcement follows the recent launch of Symantec’s appliance strategy which provides customers with a flexible and easy to deploy delivery model for data protection, storage management and security solutions.
Responding to its customers’ needs, Symantec has set up proof of concept centres in various locations across the region to show customers they have a choice in the way they purchase and deploy market-leading software by offering a new appliance form-factor. Symantec has already run several successful sessions with financial and government entities to highlight how they can reduce their overall costs through the appliances.
“Through our existing channel, we are pleased to announce that we are reselling through three of our distributors and resellers, all of whom are being trained by Symantec engineers,” explained Ramzi Itani, Regional Channel & Alliance Director, MENA, Symantec. “During the past three months we have been successful in reselling over 150 terabytes of capacity to customers in the UAE, Saudi and Qatar.”
With massive data growth frustrating storage and backup professionals, simplicity has become a critical element of the IT infrastructure. Appliances allow organizations to quickly deploy Symantec technology to reduce the impact of data growth in the fastest deployment model possible, thereby reducing complexity.
The new approach, which includes the release of the NetBackup 5020 deduplication appliance and new releases of the NetBackup 5200 series and FileStore N8300 appliances, empowers organizations to choose between appliances, software or cloud solutions according to what best suits their IT requirements, needs and environment.
Symantec offers its customers 24/7 onsite support, including a four-hour response time in Saudi and the UAE in addition to next business day support in Qatar.