Agreement gives 6,000+ resellers in Europe and Middle East access to SolarWinds software for managing cloud-based, virtualised and data centre environments

Magirus, a leading European IT solutions provider, has today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management solutions to more than 95,000 customers worldwide.

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By  Ashford Published  September 13, 2010

Magirus, a leading European IT solutions provider, has today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management solutions to more than 95,000 customers worldwide. The agreement gives Magirus’ resellers across Europe and the Middle East access to SolarWinds’ complete portfolio of network, application and storage management software for effectively managing cloud-based, virtualised and data centre environments.

Designed to help small, medium businesses, as well as Global 2000 enterprises simplify, visualise and effectively manage dynamic data centre environments, SolarWinds’ IT management software offers an affordable alternative to traditional, expensive management suites. Designed with feedback from SolarWinds’ user-community of 50,000+ IT managers, the Orion® and Profiler families of products offer IT professionals a comprehensive and easy-to-understand view of their network, storage and applications’ performance, whether that IT environment is comprised of single vendor or multi-vendor technologies.

The new partnership will enable resellers to optimise revenue opportunities from cloud-based and unified data centre deployments, as organisations strive to manage complex architectures and technologies, such as virtualisation, storage and networking.

The SolarWinds Orion family of products is modular. The modules enable network configuration management, applications performance management, network performance management and traffic analysis. The software is closely aligned to Cisco technologies offering support for a wide range of technologies – including those embedded in Cisco gear, such as NetFlowand IP SLA – and Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) networks, a must for companies and resellers with VoIP service level agreements in place.

“SolarWinds’ IT management solutions drop neatly into our existing portfolio of data-centric technologies. It offers resellers a powerful and affordable solution for managing the entire virtualised data centre environment now, with the flexibility to manage cloud-based deployments in the future,” said Christian Magirus, executive vice president and COO of Magirus.

SolarWinds joins Magirus’ long list of software, service and vendor partners including VMware, Cisco and EMC. It strengthens further Magirus’ Data Centre strategy. This strategy is designed to help resellers better serve their customers and drive increased revenue from next generation data centre models; especially those converging virtualisation, storage, networking and server technologies to create unified data centre and private cloud computing offerings.

Under the agreement, Magirus will offer resellers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and Middle East access to SolarWinds’ entire suite of products; including the Orion suite of network and application management solutions and the Profiler family of storage and virtualisation management products.

Justin Endres, Vice President, International Sales at SolarWinds commented, “Magirus is an ideal, value-added distributor to assist with the growth of our Europe and the Middle East business given its focus on virtualisation, storage and networking technologies and extensive market presence. This, coupled with Magirus’ reputation for strong training, customer education and channel support, yields a very positive relationship for SolarWinds and our IT community.”

As part of the relationship, both companies expect to engage in a variety of technical training and accreditation and education events.

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