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Workgroup nabs CommVault distribution rights


Local distributor, Workgroup, has landed the exclusive distribution rights to the CommVault Simpana software offering.

CommVault's Simpana software is a single product with application modules for data protection, archive, replication, resource management and search-all applications. It has been designed from the ground up, on a single code base and platform.
This is according to Stephen Moore, CommVault product manager at Workgroup who says that Simpana's efficient, scalable design quite literally changes the way information is protected, archived, managed and accessed resulting in singular efficiency, flexibility and scalability rarely seen.
"While there are a host of synergies between the two companies, with Simpana working seamlessly with a range of our hosted products like Microsoft and VMware, we're most looking forward to branding the product locally and cementing it as a singular information management tool to be reckoned with," says Moore.
Nick Wonfor, Country Manager for Africa at CommVault concurs saying: "CommVault's partnership with Workgroup was the natural next step in its growth phase internationally. Workgroup is well placed in the sub-Saharan market, offers a large, reliable footprint and can confidently service our customers with no hassle.
"As one of what we believe to be the fastest growing distributors in the country, Pinnacle offers not only a large geographical footprint in Africa but a wide range of products that are complementary to CommVault's  offering."
Wonfor say that the appointment of Workgroup represents a major step forward in the international placement of the CommVault brand and says the company's broad representation, extensive customer base and complimentary product sets are a natural fit to drive the expansion of CommVault in southern Africa.