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Vertiv pens disti deal with TechAccess to leverage Africa’s datacentre growth

Vertiv, a global provider of digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has announced a distribution agreement with South Africa-based IT firm TechAccess (a division of Technology Access Group) to distribute Vertiv’s integrated rack solutions portfolio.

According to Vertiv, the agreement is in line with its growth strategy for the African market and will combine the company’s comprehensive product portfolio and TechAccess’ long-standing experience in providing solutions and products for various sectors.

The TechAccess portfolio will be complemented with Vertiv’s edge datacentre solutions including uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS), racks, rack power distribution units (rPDUs), keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) switches, integrated cabinets and rows, infrastructure monitoring, and services.

Pierre Havenga, MD of Vertiv Africa, says: “This distribution partnership with TechAccess improves digital infrastructure access for customers, and strengthens the market position for Vertiv and TechAccess in the Sub-Saharan African market. This partnership allows us to drive our market-leading portfolio, with its robust power and IT infrastructure solutions for white space and edge applications.

“TechAccess also has a considerable customer base that includes key clients from the finance, telco, insurance, mining, and colocation sectors. This, together with its renowned reputation in the market for exceptional capabilities around whitespace fit out to support critical infrastructure systems and edge solutions, makes the partnership ideal for Vertiv.”

Glenn Holmes, CEO of TechAccess, adds: “We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Vertiv, that will not only boost our infrastructure portfolio but will also provide customers in Sub-Saharan Africa with cutting-edge datacentre solutions and expertise to support them in their digital transformation journey.”

The companies refer to the Data Centres in Africa Focus Report, released by the Oxford Business Group in collaboration with Africa Data Centres Association, according to which revenue from the continent’s datacentre market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 12% from 2019 to 2025, to reach US$3-billion.

Increasing demand for cloud-based services and modular datacentre solutions from organisations, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises and government agencies, will underpin the market, with more than 70% of African organisations estimated to shift to the cloud by 2025.

Wojtek Piorko, Southeast Africa regional director at Vertiv, says the company’s IT channel portfolio is a key focus area for the African region. “Vertiv’s integrated rack portfolio has an extensive value proposition for the typical edge datacentre, and TechAccess is well-positioned to support this market,” he adds.

Source : IT WEB