Data#3 forms strategic partnership with EMC
- 03 February, 2012 10:25
Data#3 has announced a new partnership with EMC, one of the world’s largest storage vendors.
The integrator has become an EMC Signature Partner, the highest partner level possible, demonstrating that the integrator has made major investments into the partnership.
The partnership was a year in the making.
Data#3 group general manager, Laurence Baynham, said the partnership was a reflection of the increasing demand for data in customers.
"It's consistent with our strategy to partner with world leading vendors," he said.
Data#3 already partners with IBM, HP and NetApp for storage, but Baynham is confident Data#3 will continue to grow all businesses.
"We've always had competition in our products," he said. "We have significant growth plans with all of our storage vendors."
The EMC product range has been identified as a complementary one to the existing Solutions Framework that Data#3 offers customers, and will apply across the integrators on premise, Cloud and hybrid offerings.
Baynham said the attraction of EMC now was threefold: it offered a complementary product range to Data#3's existing portfolio, it has made significant inroads in software that is proving influential in customer deman, and it's made big strides in improving its attraction to the channel.