Symantec has appointed Merit Technology Solutions as its data centre solutions partner and will recommend the company to customers looking to implement enterprise-level systems and solutions.
Patrick Evans, country manager of Symantec, describes the relationship as strategic and believes Merit TS will add value to its technology channel partners.
As a specialised delivery partner, Merit TS will be fully trained in Symantec technologies and methodologies and will work closely with the vendor and its partners, he says.
"Symantec's business model in emerging territories is to establish a small presence and then to identify and work with reputable ICT service organisations already on the ground.
"This enables us, when approached by customers to lead the accoutns, to fulfil that mandate by sub-contracting the specific expertise required from specialist local partners like Merit TS."
Lex Pienaar, CEO of Merit TS, explains that the company is a supplier of professional services around clustering, high availability, disaster recovery and storage management solutions.
"As such we work with Symantec and its other partners to ensure that customers derive the best possible value from those solutions."