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Africa in its sights as VMware adds distributors

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VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, has made changes to its distribution partners in southern, west, east and central Africa, appointing new distributors to help provide resellers in Africa, better access to VMware solutions.
“The additional distributors we will be working with come as a result of the changing needs from customers and to provide better access to VMware products, solutions and skills,” comments VMware Southern Africa’s Mark Reynolds. “It was imperative for us to relook at our existing distribution landscape to ensure we had the right partners in place to better serve our resellers in the region.”
“There are still huge opportunities for compute virtualisation on the continent, but there is also a desire amongst customers to leapfrog old technologies and deploy new ones, such as hybrid cloud and software-defined architecture. We need partners that will not only strive to help resellers better serve their customers goals, but that will also aggressively drive our new solutions – thereby offering customers the value of choice,” Reynolds adds.
Following an intense RFP process throughout the region the authorised distributors for the region include:
* AxizWorkgroup – The distributor will look after primarily South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and East Africa, including Angola, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Burundi, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
* Redington Gulf – The distributor will service resellers in primarily East and West Africa, including Angola, Burundi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
* WestconGroup Africa (incorporating Comstor) – The distributor will service the needs of reseller partners in primarily West Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Sao Tome & Principe and Ghana.
* WestconGroup Southern Africa (incorporating Comstor) – The distributor will cater for customers in primarily South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), including South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi and Lesotho.
“We are confident that these partners will assist us greatly in driving our ambitions to expand our offerings beyond just compute virtualization,” ended Reynolds.