FDC signs as Overland Storage distributor for ME

Regional distributor strengthens value division with latest addition

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By  Manda Banda Published  May 20, 2014

Data protection and storage appliances vendor, Overland Storage has signed a distribution agreement with FDC International's value business unit ProValue Division.

Under the accord, FDC ProValue will supply the vendor's network storage solutions and clustered NAS offerings including data storage solutions, including disk storage, disk backup, external tape drives, tape backup, tape libraries and autoloaders to channel partners across the Middle East.

Overland said with the  FDC ProValue deal, the company is targeting growth verticals in e-government, education, digital security surveillance, banking, oil exploration and smart cities. Overland said it sees its initial strategy in growing business in the GCC region and expanding rapidly into the rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) through channel partners.

Saif Shaikh, regional channel manager - MEA at Overland Storage, said FDC offers unique value to Overland Storage with its distribution expertise and reach in the Middle East.

Shaikh added FDC is one of the most established and recognised IT distributors across the Middle East region. "With FDC's coverage of the Middle East region, it means that we are well aligned to achieve business growth for both companies including partners who will invest in our solutions," he said.

Shaikh said FDC's logistics expertise will help Overland Storage to reach out to a broad base of reseller partners across the Middle East market.

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