Zycko unveils IT performance lab
United Kingdom: network and storage VAD Zycko has opened the first IT Performance Lab in EMEA, providing a customisable networking environment that features solutions from its vendor Riverbed Technology. This lab gives its channel partners the ability to win more sales opportunities by enabling them to provide more impactful demonstrations and testing of Riverbed® performance solutions to prospects and customers. The IT Performance Lab will feature the complete Riverbed product portfolio, including the Steelhead product family, the Granite edge-virtual server infrastructure appliance, the Cascade product family, Whitewater cloud storage gateway appliance and the Stingray Traffic Manager software. The facility can be used to demonstrate best practice IT performance and can also be configured for bespoke requirements. This allows a customer to replicate their own network environment in order to secure a snapshot of each solution's potential effect on their infrastructure. The technology in the lab is designed to be accessed remotely, which means it can be demoed virtually from any location across EMEA, in line with Zycko's EMEA presence (through offices in France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Sweden). Zycko backs the IT Performance Lab facility with an extensive professional services team with more than 15 Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional (RCSP) accredited engineers, five accredited trainers and more than 50 Riverbed Sales Associate (RSA) and Riverbed Sales Specialist (RSS) accredited account managers. Zycko is also a Riverbed Authorised Support Partner (RASP), Riverbed Authorised Consulting Partner (RACP) and Riverbed Authorised Training Partner (RATP), and offers a full portfolio of technical and business services specific to Riverbed including marketing and pre-configuration.
More Zycko for Meraki
Already working together in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, network and storage VAD Zycko further expands its partnership with cloud networking vendor Meraki to the Iberian region (Portugal and Spain), through its office in Barcelona.
More Zycko for LifeSize
Spain : already working together in Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, LifeSize has further expanded its partnership with network and storage VAD LifeSize to its Barcelona office, to expand its presence in the Iberian peninsula.
EMC provides Velocity distribution partners worldwide with new assembly services capability
Storage vendor EMC has enabled EMC Velocity distributors worldwide with the skills and resources required to assemble multi-vendor solutions that feature EMC's award-winning unified storage systems and next-generation backup solutions. Distributors worldwide will be provided with the technical training, proven methodologies and the backing of EMC's Global Services organization so they may assemble EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure and other solutions for their reseller Partners. By receiving a pre-assembled, proven solution on-site that has been customized to meet the customer's specific business needs, reseller Partners can immediately focus on accelerating the installation and implementation so that its customers can realize the benefits of the solution faster.
The new assembly capability for distributors builds on EMC's commitment to provide choice for how Partners assemble multi-vendor solutions. It also enables Partners to accelerate their profitability by focusing on value-added services to more quickly deploy the solution to meet specific customer needs. This announcement follows a string of other new EMC initiatives developed to help channel partners worldwide accelerate their customers' journey to the cloud. These include VSPEX Proven Infrastructure, as well as Velocity Cloud Practices – Cloud Builder and Cloud Provider – and EMC Cooperative Services, which were announced at the first annual Global Partner Summit held at EMC World in May.
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Zycko hires a new sales manager
Norway : Roar Isachsen has been hired by network and storage VAD Zycko as sales manager. Roar was previously headhunter for Personal Utvelgelse executive search firm.