Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has signed a distribution partnership with Cybersecurity South Africa (CSSA), a cybersecurity solutions distributor.
While Africa expands its focus on fast tracking Digital Transformation and upscale cloud migration, Vertiv has continued to expand its footprint in the region.
The partnership will address the current data centre challenges being faced in the country, by enabling availability through Vertiv’s premium infrastructure technologies and speed of delivery through CSSA’s developed distribution capabilities.
The timing of this partnership is particularly opportune. Remote workforces have escalated demand for connectivity, and South Africa has not been exempt from this trend. This has placed pressure on data centres and seen an increase of and urgent need for, back-up power solutions due to extensive load shedding, rolling black-outs and power cuts across all South African borders.
Telecom service providers have also reported a 40% jump in data usage and with no signs of this upsurge subsiding, mechanisms have to be in place to safeguard against overloads with a focus on back-up power sources.
“We are excited to add the Vertiv product range to our extensive offering, utilising our existing distribution footprint as well as engaging with new partners on our offering as an aggregator of products and services,” said Martin Britz, CEO, Cybersecurity South Africa. “We look forward to a successful relationship, not only between our two companies, but across our reseller network and customer base.”
Pierre Havenga, Managing Director, Vertiv Middle East and Africa, said: “When Vertiv seeks out channel partners, the backbone of our distribution strategy in Africa, we look for game changers who can help us continue to innovate and disrupt new markets with industry-leading infrastructure. What sets CSSA apart for us, is not just their extensive knowledge of the market, or their network of relationships and people, but ultimately their ability to leverage those networks and work with their channel partners to help meet customer demands fast.”
Through the Vertiv Partner Programme (VPP), the company has been able to give partners full knowledge and confidence about Vertiv’s IT infrastructure solutions and pass on new skills to the wider IT community in the process.Click below to share this article