Dimension Data has become the first EMC channel partner to sell the Avamar product suite in the local market.
Avamar provides users with data de-duplication, and backup and recovery tools. It also helps to reduce the amount of data in storage networks. Together with EMC, DiData would help to solve a lot of customer's pain points that they have with their backup, general manager of data centre solutions, Ronnie Altit, said.
"All organisations experience the same pain with their backup. Whilst we are not seeing this as a 'be and end all solution', it's certainly something that will be a part of an organisation's armory, and where we will certainly assist them," he said.
Altit said the product suite would suit all types of customers, from enterprise through to SMB.
"This product is something that is going to change backup as we move forward," Altit said. "It will be very complementary in the overall offering we take to our customers."
EMC acquired Avamar last year for $US165 million.