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Citrix appoints Config as VAD for Africa

Alliance to help address demand for virtualisation, mobility management, networking and cloud services solutions

Citrix appoints Config as VAD for Africa
Qadir says the Citrix has experienced tremendous growth in network optimisation and desktop virtualisation space.

Citrix has appointed Config as its second value-added distributor (VAD) in Francophone Africa, a move the company says is aimed at meeting the growing demand for virtualisation, mobility management, networking and cloud services in the region.

Under the deal, Config will distribute all Citrix solutions, including network optimisation technologies, to resellers across the region to ensure organisations have the correct infrastructure in place to support the surge in demand for virtual and mobile workspaces.

"We have experienced tremendous growth in the past 12 months, particularly in the areas of network optimisation and desktop virtualisation. Config's appointment as a second distributor is an important step to help resellers capitalise on this demand. Further, its expertise in network infrastructure and optimisation will prove to be of benefit to the reseller community across Francophone Africa," said Noman Qadir, director, Channels at Middle East and Africa, Citrix.

"We have been consistently focusing on creating programmes and support mechanisms that accelerate the business of our partners, supporting resellers with senior level, experienced management teams located across the region. Config is uniquely qualified to deliver and integrate complex technologies," says Zouhir El Kamel, general manager at Config. "This appointment is testament to Config's solid skills and experience in the region and we welcome the addition of the Citrix solution-set to our brand portfolio."

As a VAD addressing the Francophone Africa market, Config will distribute the full range of Citrix products and solutions including Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, XenMobile, NetScaler and CloudBridge.

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