Partnership expands Tandberg Data's European footprint
Backup vendor Tandberg Data has signed an agreement with storage VAD Hammer to distribute Tandberg Data's comprehensive portfolio of data storage and data protection products throughout Europe through Hammer offices in Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. This agreement gives Hammer's European sales force access to Tandberg Data's range of storage products and services that provide customers with tape, disk, RDX removable disk and software solutions for backup, archiving and disaster recovery.
Hammer unveils a new partner program
United Kingdom: storage VAD Hammer has introduced a "registered disk partner" scheme for its customers. Vendors HGST, Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital have collaborated with the distributor to form this scheme, giving customers a superior level of support to complement its disk portfolio. Benefits of becoming a partner include access to advance replacement drives, full integration and configuration services, early product and market updates, engineering and "design-in" support consultancy, priority stock allocation, plus many more. The launch of the initiative comprises a comprehensive Hammer Disk portal for customers to glean more information on the four vendors and Hammer's disk abilities, plus a dedicated Hammer Disk Twitter page and YouTube channel to enhance customer interaction and support further.
A double strike for Hammer
Storage VAD Hammer has inked two new distribution partnerships, with Promise and Quanta. The distributor will push the storage range from Promise as well as Quanta server and SAN systems in Europe through its offices in Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Commtech distributes Datacore
FC, iSCSI SAN software editor DataCore has signed an agreement with network and security VAD Commtech Solutions in Ireland and the United Kingdom, to distribute its SANsymphony-V and VDi, Virtual Desktop Server (VDS) software solutions. Training of partners starts with a series of joint webinars throughout Q2 2013. Commtech joins storage VAD Hammer and multispecialist Avnet as one of the three official DataCore distribution partners in the United Kingdom.
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.