Dimension Data SA Friday announced its partnership with EMC Corp., an industry network storage solution provider. This strategic partnership sees Dimension Data becoming the preferred network storage partner for EMC in SA.
EMC currently has a number of existing partnerships, each with their own strengths specializing in various technology areas. This aims to allow EMC to take advantage of market opportunities around the companies' core strengths.
"One of Dimension Data's strengths lies in networking, and together with Dimension Data, we will concentrate on the delivery of network-attached storage (NAS) solutions to market," says Frank Touwen, country manager for EMC SA.
Modern converged networks demand a single intelligent platform that provides storage services together with data, voice and video in a common framework for better security, quality of service and management systems that mitigate against business risk.
"With the rapid convergence of network and storage markets, the relationship between Dimension Data and EMC aims to capitalize on this opportunity and drive market demand," says Jason Goodall, executive director of Converged Infrastructure Solutions at Dimension Data. "Dimension Data's core strength in networking on a global scale, combined with EMC's storage solutions, creates a tremendous opportunity to deliver better value to our customer base," concludes Goodall.