The Linux Warehouse has been appointed as the official distributor of MySQL database products in sub-Saharan Africa.
“The Linux Warehouse is now supporting the local channel of resellers who wish to implement enterprise-grade solutions based on MySQL in the Southern African region,” says Riaan van Niekerk, general manager of the Linux Warehouse.
He explains that, up to now, resellers and customers would have had to acquire offerings from European-based distributors in a non-local currency. Now MySQL is available in a local currency, from an organisation that is focused on growing the local channel and understands the needs of the African market.
He says that MySQL Enterprise was the number one product not available from Linux Warehouse that was being requested by resellers, precipitating the former to pursue an official appointment.
As with most open source software, MySQL is being adopted inside organisations of all size. It works well, is easy to acquire via download, and is freely-bundled with most Linux distributions. The product is well-known for being simple to use and available for all major computing platforms, including Linux, Unix, Windows and Macintosh.
Now, South African organisations can deploy the MySQL Enterprise Server with the knowledge that they will have the added support, services and backing of a global vendor.
“MySQL is delighted to have added the Linux Warehouse as its distributor dedicated to the Southern African region,” says Martyn Fildes, MySQL AB’s EMEA field channel sales manager. “We have a number of existing active partners for MySQL in the region, and we look forward to offering them localised sales support and pricing.”
All enterprise subscriptions of MySQL are available from the Linux Warehouse.
“The Linux Warehouse is committed to providing the local community of open source systems integrators and developers with the highest level of support and the tools that they need to operate in the market. MySQL is a powerful, scalable platform, and we look forward to being part of its local and global success,” says van Niekerk.