Ingram Micro has added the full range of HP tape drives to its storage offering.
"The load shedding issues earlier this year have seen many companies realise the importance of having proper disaster recovery and business continuity plans in place," says Jacques van Zijl, product manager at Ingram Micro South Africa.
He says that these issues, coupled with the need to meet international governance and data availability compliance issues, are driving a trend towards a backup culture in corporate South Africa.
For Ingram Micro South Africa, a company in the MB Technologies stable, the benefits of distributing HP tape products are clear.
"We are now able to provide a new type of service where we are selling these important HP tape drives to clients, while HP installs, services and provides the warranties on the solutions," says van Zijl.