Mannai Corporation takes the lead with EMC
Software services outfit opens solutions development centre in Doha
Qatari reseller Mansoft is to offer customers consultancy and integration for cloud infrastructures through an EMC-based solution centre it has just opened in the country.
The facility will also serve as an environment to highlight Vblock Infrastructure Packages, an element of VCE - ‘The Virtual Computing Environment' - formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel.
EMC solutions for Oracle ERP and Microsoft Exchange 2010 environments will also be demonstrated at the centre.
Mansoft, which is owned by the 3,000-strong Mannai Corporation, is understood to be the first channel company in Qatar to open an EMC Velocity2 Signature Solution Centre.
"We are giving our customers real choice and the best of both worlds - the chance to see exactly how the solution would work for them based on EMC technology, without them having to commit any money at all or take any risks," said Alekh Grewal, CEO of Mannai Corporation.
Mansoft, which is also a major partner for HP, Oracle and Microsoft, intends to use the centre to host activities such as customer briefings, seminars, workshops and migration planning.
Havier Haddad, channel manager for EMC Turkey, Emerging Africa and the Middle East, says the ability to support the Velocity2 Signature Solution Centres is at the core of its channel enablement programme.
"This centre provides the tools for Mansoft to work more efficiently with their customers, ultimately driving increased value through doing business with EMC," he said.
Last year, EMC opened a solution centre in the UAE through local partner Emirates Computers, which the reseller said cost US$750,000 to develop.