Comstor teams up with Panduit on ME data centres
Panduit's Cisco infrastructure offerings expected to enhance Comstor portfolio
Westcon Group VAD Comstor today announced it has signed a contract with Panduit Corp, a specialist in unified physical infrastructure-based solutions, for the distribution of a number of Cisco's pre-built modular solutions, which are said to be optimised for "efficient, validated and risk-free deployment of data centres.
Comstor and Panduit both maintain tight affiliations with Cisco and the new solutions are designed to complement the distributor's portfolio of network switches, routers and data centre products.
"A number of enterprises in the Middle East are building their data centres from the ground up. Since they are not tasked with overhauling legacy systems, they can focus on deploying technologies that will help them see long-term rewards from their investments," said Renton D'Souza, divisional director at Comstor.
"We believe in empowering customers with end-to-end data centre solutions and our partnership with Panduit furthers our ability to deliver this fully-integrated data centre vision. The new relationship is focused on helping us enhance the reliability and profitability for our channel partners and customers in the evolving data centre and cloud computing market."
Panduit is a vendor for physical infrastructure systems and provides products such as switch and server cabinets, copper and fibre data transport solutions, software, services and pre-configured infrastructures. As per the agreement, Comstor can now offer Panduit's Nexus, Cat6k and UCS pre-configured cabinet solutions, and switch and server cabinets for Cisco UCS deployment. For physical connectivity within the data centre, the distributor will offer Panduit's QSFP and SFP+ copper cables, small diameter patch cords and fibre-optic solutions.
Customers will also have access to Panduit's rack energy monitoring solutions. In addition, Comstor will distribute Panduit's internal and external enclosures for Cisco wireless access points and will offer the vendor's software and services solutions for data centre environments.
"Companies like Panduit are changing the face of the data centre - enabling users to better connect with, manage and automate the physical infrastructure," said Russell Blackburn, European data centre director, Comstor.
"As Comstor boasts the market's most in-depth experience on Cisco data centre technology distribution, together we can help customers realise the power of dynamic cloud computing infrastructures."
Under terms of the agreement, Comstor will deliver the technologies to its range of partners across the Middle East, as well as offering implementation, integration and training services.