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Zerto signs European distribution agreement with Consolidate-IT

Dutch storage VAD Consolidate-IT and Zerto have entered into a distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Consolidate-IT will distribute Zerto’s Virtual Replication product into European and South African markets. Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication technology, awarded « Best of Show » at VMworld 2011, is a software-only solution for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) of virtualized applications deployed in data centers and the cloud. Consolidate-IT will offer Zerto Virtual Replication in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Symantec signs with Afina

Spain : Symantec has decided to add network and security Afina Sistemas as its second VAD in the country, beside its competitor Altimate. Afina will be authorized to distribute the storage, security and management products from Symantec.

More Allot for Exclusive Networks

Scandinavia : already working together since some time in Norway, optimization specialist Allot and network and security VAD Exclusive Networks have expanded their partnership to Finland and Sweden.

Mindscape gets bankrupt

France : gaming and software specialist Mindscape, which announced a few weeks ago that it was getting out of edition business, has gone bankrupt. The commercial court will study until 22/9 any or all acquisition offers. If none is high enough, the company will be liquidated.

Mustek gets Acer accreditation

South Africa : broadliner Mustek has become the only local distributor to be registered as an accredited service provider for Acer products purchased from its registered dealer network. The company inked a distribution deal with the PC maker in February, joining existing local distributors, Axiz and Tarsus. This will place Mustek as the only complete local service provider for the Acer brand : all Acer products purchased from Mustek dealers will be serviced and repaired at Mustek’s internal service division. The Acer service includes options around on-site warranties, carry-in warranties, and collect, repair and return service offerings.

Andrzej Kurek leaves the board of NTT

Poland : Andrzej Kurek, who was vice-president of the board of broadliner and PC assembler NTT System, has resigned for undisclosed reasons.

SOS Software makes PDF with Foxit

German software specialist SOS Software, which also owns a subsidiary in Switzerland, has been appointed official European distributor by PDF utility editor Foxit. This partnership should be mostly efficient in the DACH region.

MicroWarehouse appointed VAD partner by Microsoft

Ireland : with a long standing relationship with Microsoft, broadliner MicroWarehouse has been awarded value add distribution (VAD) partner status by the American editor. Microsoft’s VAD programme is a partnership with distributors that the company identifies globally as key to helping drive reseller awareness, capability and product knowledge of Microsoft’s virtualisation and security solutions. This includes core competencies in infrastructure with Microsoft’s System Centre, Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V and Forefront (source : Tech Central Eire).

Also loses its CFO

Germany : Wolfgang Schlaak, who was the CFO of broadliner Also, has decided to leave the company, just a few months after its merge with Actebis. The finance direction is managed since a few months already by Reiner Schwitzki.

dBTechnologies names Slami as distributor

Russia : pro audio and musical instrument distributor Slami has been appointed to represent speaker vendor dBTechnologies in the country.

Comstor and Westcon Security go North

Norway : after a first try between 2002 and 2005, Cisco VAD Comstor is back in the country, with within the offices of Westcon Convergence, opened in 2009. While out of the country, Norway was managed from Sweden. At the same time, Westcon Group has hired Roger Wilhelmsson from Laninet to head its newly created local Westcon Security business. All three business of Westcon are from now on physically present in the country, with albeit very small teams, for which it will be a challenge to compete with TD Azlan there.

Pablo Soucheiron, new marketing director of Tech Data broadline

Spain : broadliner Tech Data has appointed Pablo Soucheiron as new marketing director for its broadline business.

CDC secures sites with KGuard

Italy : broadliner CDC has been appointed official distributor for the video-security solutions of the Taiwanese vendor KGuard Information.

Mediacom in Blu(Ray) with Pioneer

Germany : storage supply specialist Mediacom has inked a distribution partnership with Pioneer to distribute its BDXL writers and medias in the local market.

TD Azlan hires two new product managers

Czech Republic : network, security and infrastructure VAD TD Azlan has hired Pavel Řehánek and Odlřich Nussberger as new Cisco product managers. Odlřich was previously working for Cisco, while Pavel has worked for its competitor DNS.

Ruckus Wireless partners with First Distribution

South Africa : after having recently opened its South African office, wifi vendor Ruckus Wireless has now partnered with network and infrastructure VAD First Distribution as its main distributor for the South African region.

Incom distributes Apacer

Poland : broadliner Incom has expanded its portfolio with most Apacer memory and storage products.

CU gets Edified

United Kingdom : Edifier International, a designer and manufacturer of high-end consumer audio electronics for both the lifestyle and multimedia markets, has partnered with Mac specialist Computers Unlimited. Under the terms of the agreement, CU have been appointed to consolidate and increase sales for key Edifier lines, including the Luna5 Encore, Prisma, On the Go, Aurora, Tick Tock and the Sound to Go.

Komsa on the phone with Turkcell

Germany : telephony specialist Komsa has expanded its subscription portfolio with Turkcell prepaid offer.

OCS draws with Corel

Russia : value-added broadliner OCS has added the Corel line of software to its offer.