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XON Gold boosts Huawei’s data centre in SA

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XON is now a certified Huawei Gold Partner and Services Partner.
The systems integrator (SI) has trained a high percentage of its technicians in the Huawei labs in China for pre-sales, sales and field engineering.
“The certifications demonstrate our ongoing commitment to one of the most open, flexible, and turnkey solutions for modern DCs in the South African market today,” says Jason Barr, divisional head of storage and availability at XON. “As a systems integrator we can select the partners we feel best meet the needs of our customers and that’s unquestionably Huawei with its open standards, flexible approach, and carrier-grade high availability DNA.”
XON already has numerous installations of Huawei data centre (DC) solutions in South Africa, including the largest single Huawei converged infrastructure deployment in the country. Other deployments range across the Huawei solution set including data centre equipment, server utilisation, disaster recovery (DR), and backup solutions.
XON selected Huawei for its turnkey solution set extending from the desktop to the network and the vendor’s willingness to create flexible solutions dependent on customer requirements, legacy infrastructures, and strategic goals.
“Huawei has proved to be extremely flexible in its approach to meeting enterprise customer needs, which broadens their appeal even further. The Huawei equipment has the DNA of carrier-class solutions since it was originally developed for that environment where high availability (HA) demands are among the most stringent in the world.
“Service providers in the carrier space cannot afford downtime since they lose enormous revenues for every minute,” says Barr. “Huawei has brought that level of expertise to the enterprise equipment.”
“We are very pleased to have XON onboard our partner ecosystem. As a strategic supplier to service telecommunication and cloud infrastructure service providers, we found that there was a shared commitment in helping industry customers grow by leveraging leading and innovative ICT technologies. We look forward to XON integrating Huawei products and solutions into their services offerings to provide optimum solutions for our customers,” says Daniel Liu, channel director of the Huawei Enterprise Business Group for Southern Africa.
The Huawei enterprise data centre solution set comprises networking, cloud, modular, and management software solutions.
“Huawei has designed its solutions to meet the needs of enterprises as ICT solutions are transforming the enterprise data centre into a more critical and highly visible resource where IT organisations are challenged to provide end users resilient access to information and tools they can use to rapidly provision new equipment and services,” says Barr.
Huawei provides complete data centre solutions to support high-availability applications that monitor, see, and control business processes, to enable effective collaboration within the enterprise and among its partners, vendors, and customers.