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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 11:40

A first for Africa - Comstor Africa awarded 'Best New Distributor' at Panduit's Annual EMEA Partner Conference

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Panduit recognises achievements of Partner in delivering Portfolio of Data Centre Solutions

Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) based solutions, announced that it has awarded Comstor Africa with the accolade of  Best New Distributor at its recent EMEA Partner Conference, globally known as the Global System Integrators Congress or GSIC.  This is the first time that this prestigious award has been won by a Distributor based on the African continent.  Comstor is the business unit within the Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre, and security solutions with a global network of specialty channel partners. 

The award recognises the success of Comstor Africa in building business opportunities across the region, delivering a number of Panduit'spre-built modular solutions which are designed tohelp organisations meet critical cost and energy efficiency challenges for their Data Centre. Moreover, these pre-built or preconfigured solutions are proven to speed up deployment by up to 18 days compared with non preconfigured options. Panduit’s preconfigured portfolio complements a range of leading solutions that help customers optimize their physical infrastructure through simplification, intelligence and predictability. 

The award was presented to  Mr James Ndegwa, Comstor's Head of Business Development (architectures and Service) at Panduit's recent Partner Conference, in Malta; a major, annual event for its partner community, which brings together thought leaders and industry experts to present the latest innovations in Data Centre Technology.  The Annual Awards recognise the achievements of its partners across the region.

Simon Terry, VP Business, EMEA, Panduit comments, “Comstor's experience in Cisco data centre technology distribution means that it is ideally positioned to  boost market opportunities for Panduit's  portfolio of solutions. The award acknowledges that the relationship is going from strength to strength and we look forward to building on this and expanding our channel presence in the region.”

Mr Vincent Entonu, General Manager of Comstor Africa comments, “Comstor's partnership with Panduit which resulted in our winning this award is simply a testament to the foundation and framework we use in our business dealings.  Our award-winning and proven programmes help partners engage, develop and grow their business and increase their profitability. We support all partners, whatever their architecture knowledge, complementing their current skill set and empowering them to grasp every opportunity. We are an extension of the vendor, reseller business and in that way we are able to build partner loyalty to Comstor and, most of all, the vendors.”

About Panduit Corp.
Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that help customers optimize the physical infrastructure through simplification, agility, and operational efficiency. Panduit’s Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) based solutions give enterprises the capabilities to connect, manage, and automate communications, computing, power, control, and security systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Strong relationships with technology leaders complemented with its global staff and unmatched service and support, make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner.

About Comstor
Comstor is the Cisco dedicated business unit within the Westcon Group. We work very closely with our operations organisation, but also with our sister companies Westcon Convergence and Westcon Security to provide you with the most comprehensive services, products and support offering.

It is about complementing the skills you already have - supporting you in the areas you need, mentoring you and your team to succeed and empowering you to grasp every opportunity and embrace every challenge. Distribution is just the beginning.

This is Comstor.

This is your edge.

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