Pinnacle Africa, one of Southern Africa’s largest ICT distributors, is proud to announce its appointment as an official distribution partner of hyperconverged infrastructure provider, Nutanix.
Under the agreement, Pinnacle Africa will distribute Nutanix’s next-generation data centre infrastructure solutions to its resellers across Southern Africa.
Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing by natively converging compute, storage and virtualisation into a single hyperconverged solution to drive simplicity in the data centre.
Enterprise Executive Manager at Pinnacle Africa Gerhard Gouws is very excited about the benefits that the Nutanix range of products will bring to resellers and their consumers. “This distribution partnership will bring cutting-edge data centre solutions to our partners and their customers,” he said. “The hyperconverged Nutanix solutions will allow customers’ businesses to grow as and when necessary without the complexity associated with building scalable IT environments”.
The simple fact is that IT is being asked to do more, faster and at lower costs. New approaches are required to rapidly deliver business applications and IT services while driving down the total cost of ownership. IT needs next-generation data centre infrastructure that delivers cloud-like economics and agility, but with the security and reliability of on-premise solutions.
Hyperconverged infrastructure natively integrates compute and storage into a single x86-based server deployed in scale-out clusters. It reduces power and space, and dramatically eliminates storage complexity. Nutanix hyperconverged solutions are totally software-defined with no reliance on special purpose hardware for resilience, performance and availability, allowing for new capabilities without hardware upgrades. Data, metadata and operations are distributed across the entire cluster, reducing performance bottlenecks and enabling predictable scalability.
“For Nutanix to provide the best experience for our customers and expand the reach of our industry-leading software, we must develop and nurture a strong network of partners,” said Paul Ruinaard, Regional Sales Manager, South Africa, Nutanix. “Pinnacle Africa has a strong record of offering its local customers the most innovative offerings, and we’re pleased that Nutanix solutions are now a part of its portfolio.”