First Distribution Signs Agreement with Veritas Technologies

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First Distribution, South Africa’s leading distributor for datacentre, enterprise and cloud solutions, has announced that it has been appointed as a distributor within South Africa for Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management.

Veritas Technologies enables organisations to harness the power of their information, with information management solutions serving the world’s largest and most complex environments. Veritas works with organisations of all sizes, including 86 percent of global Fortune 500 companies, improving data availability and revealing insights to drive competitive advantage.

From traditional data centres to private, public, and hybrid clouds, Veritas, together with its partner community helps enterprises—regardless of their environment—protect, identify, and manage data using intelligent information management solutions. With Veritas, enterprises have the insight and availability they need to understand what information they have, know how to keep it protected, and realise what they should delete.

First Distribution will have access to all of the Veritas offerings including perpetual licences and appliances, xSP software (for Managed Service Providers) as well as EV.cloud which the distributor will be offering via its cloud services brokerage, First for Cloud. First Distribution will also be distributing Veritas Backup Exec 2015 which is aimed at SME markets, and will be jointly sold via First Distribution and newly-formed First for Phoenix.

For over a decade, Veritas has been recognised as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for both Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances, and Enterprise Information Archiving. This latest distribution agreement now places First Distribution as an absolute leader in the Information Management space, the distributor now offering solutions from all four ‘Leading’ vendors in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Information Management.

First Distribution General Manager, Tony Abrahall stated that “First Distribution is proud to have won the distribution contract with Veritas, following a very comprehensive RFP process. With this latest signing of Veritas Technologies, First Distribution now offers the most comprehensive Information Management portfolio in South Africa, and this makes us undoubtedly the leading distributor in this market segment.”

Commenting on behalf of Veritas, Nick Christodoulou, Regional Director South Africa, said: “We are pleased to announce First Distribution as a distribution partner for the new Veritas in South Africa. With its extensive reach and capabilities, First Distribution is well-positioned to meet the needs of our partners and work with Veritas in successfully executing our growth and development plans across the country.”

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