UPDATED: Dicker Data extends distie agreement with Lenovo in Australia

UPDATED: Dicker Data extends distie agreement with Lenovo in Australia

Gives it access to the entire Lenovo enterprise range including Nutanix, DataCore and Lenovo Blade Servers

Dicker Data chairman and CEO, David Dicker

Dicker Data chairman and CEO, David Dicker

Australian distributor, Dicker Data (ASX: DDR), has extended its distribution agreement with Lenovo in Australia. This new agreement enables Dicker Data to sell the entire Lenovo Enterprise product range, which includes Nutanix, DataCore, and Lenovo Blade Servers.

The extension to Dicker Data’s distribution agreement with Lenovo comes into effect on April 1.

The announcement follows the recent news that the company has been granted distribution rights for Corning products in Australia.

Dicker Data chairman and CEO, David Dicker, said the partnership extends its reach and gives the company a “good differentiated offering” for its partners to take to market.

“Lenovo has gone from strength to strength with us since our partnership began several years ago. As they continue to expand and grow in post-acquisition mode, we’re very pleased to be able to now offer their entire range of enterprise products to the market.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our success with Lenovo through this new extension of our partnership,” he said.

Lenovo A/NZ enterprise business group director, Rob Makin, said the company’s partnership with Dicker Data has achieved exponential business growth over the past four years.

“Lenovo’s global strategic partnership with Nutanix is great news for A/NZ customers. It’s time IT became an enabler, rather than a hindrance to business and Nutanix helps to reduce costs.

“By combining the reliability, reduced cost, and simplicity of Lenovo hardware with the scalability and ease of management of the Nutanix software, customers succeed. We are excited to build on enterprise business solutions with Dicker Data to fuel growth,” he added.

DataCore Asia-Pacific and Japan vice-president, Jamie Humphrey, said the partnership between Lenovo and Dicker Data will expand the market, and help increase the rate of adoption of hyper-converged and software defined storage solutions in Australia.

“DataCore software running on Lenovo server platforms have already shaken up the Australian storage market, delivering hyper-converged and software defined storage solutions that are affordable, easy to install, and independently verified to achieve price and performance," he said.

Nutanix declined to comment.

Dicker Data recently filed the most successful financial year in its history, exceeding $1 billion in sales and $31.6 million in net profit.

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