Australian cyber security consultancy firm, Seccom Global, has inked a reseller deal with storage automation provider, ioFABRIC, in a move that sees the Sydney-based company boost its storage capabilities.
The new reseller agreement comes after a recent period growth for the security services provider - which counts Cisco, Barracuda, Sophos and Fortinet among its vendor partners - prompting the company to reassess its infrastructure, and explore new technologies.
For Seccom Global managing director, Michael Demery, the decision to on-board emerging technologies wasn’t taken lightly.
“Our business is in a period of explosive growth, so we had to approach the challenge of storage in a more creative way, and part of that was exploring new and emerging technologies,” Demery said.
“The path with ioFABRIC was easy to tread. Not only were we able to improve performance by a staggering amount, we are now able to continually analyse our infrastructure to add further improvements,” he said.
Prior to the partnership with ioFABRIC, Seccom Global had been spending big on traditional storage products that didn't suit its heavily-virtualised environments.
As a result, Demery and his team realised they needed to make the transition to data virtualisation.
The success of the initial partnership between the two companies has led to further reseller agreements between Seccom Global and ioFABRIC, which will see the company roll the technology into its other offerings.
“IoFABRIC enabled us to do to our storage what VMware did to our servers,” Demery said. “ioFABRIC virtualises storage – just as VMware virtualises servers.
“We may never purchase another SAN, NAS or dedicated storage array thanks to ioFABRIC,” he said.
The new agreement comes as Seccom sees an increasing number of organisations begin to explore cloud technologies, with the company investigating multiple public cloud platforms as potential destinations for inactive data and other use cases.