Hammer enters the French market
France: after several years covering French IT resellers from the United Kingdom, then Italy, British storage VAD Hammer has decided to open its first official local office. Hammer France is managed by Claude Taieb, the former director of Bell Micro in the country.
More Dell for Micro P
United Kingdom: broadliner Micro P becomes the first broadliner in the country to be allowed to distribute Dell storage systems, including Compellent and Equallogic lines of products. Beside Micro P, other Dell storage distributors (VADs) in the country are Avnet and Hammer.
A second distributor for Datacore
United Kingdom: storage virtualisation specialist DataCore Software has ended its exclusive tie-up with multispecialist Avnet by signing a new distribution partnership with storage VAD Hammer.
Hammer strengthens in continental Europe
Belgium: British storage VAD Hammer has appointed Eddy Bergiers as new director to oversee its regional European business. Known in the channel as the former director of Bell Micro in Belgium before its acquisition by Avnet, Eddy will be based at Hammer's office in Belgium, and will manage Hammer's regional offices in Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden. According to Hammer, Eddy's appointment and central location will assist the distributor in enhancing its understanding of local businesses and cultures, and will ensure the continuing strategic development of its regional businesses. As a result of its growth to date and to position Hammer for future growth, there are two imminent developments; the Nordics office has expanded and relocated in Solna, while early next year will see Hammer's Belgium office relocate and expand to include a mainland Europe logistics hub and an integration centre.
Hammer protects data with CA
United Kingdom: CA has chosen storage VAD Hammer as a new distributor for its ARCserve data protection solutions.