Microsoft's go to market was around solutions for cloud, IoT, big data, analytics through its ecosystem of vendors and channel partners. This included CEM Business Solutions, Veeam, Saviant, Emitac, Spusht, Techmart Solutions, Ankaref, Mindtree, Cybercom Group, Dunav Net, Infasme, Cloudera, Visual ACE ERP, Westcon, Netways, Icertis, Aura Portal, amongst others.
Gitex 2016 witnessed tier-one channel partners taking a direct presence especially as value added distributors for IT security solutions. System integrators, value added resellers, developers were also present at various vendors stalls including Microsoft, Oracle, ManageEngine, SAP, amongst others.
Notable tier-one and tier-two channel partners at Gitex 2016, included Abcom Solutions, Al Hosani Computer, Alnafitha International, Ankaref, Arrow ECS, Aura Portal, Bulwark Technologies, CEM Business Solutions, Cloudera, Cybercom Group, Digital Waves, Dunav Net, Elitser Technologies, Emitac, EMT, Evanssion, Exclusive Networks, Finesse, Granteq Distribution, Icertis, Infasme, Mindtree, Netways, Nuvias, Oxygen Middle East, Qatar Computer Services, Redington, Saviant, Scope Middle, Spusht, Starlink, Techmart Solutions, TransSys Solutions, Veeam, Visual ACE ERP, Westcon, ZBM, amongst others.
Value added distributor Arrow ECS presented solutions for converged infrastructure, security and vendor certification training. Regional vendor partners include Dell EMC, Check Point Software, Infoblox, McAfee Intel Security, RSA Security, Trend Micro, Skybox, Forcepoint.
Value added distributor Redington showcased its Red Vault offerings including key vendor solutions from Oracle, Dell EMC, Trend Micro, Malware Bytes, Entrust, Cyberark, Check Point, Barracuda, Fortinet, Red Hat, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Sonicwall, Fidelis Security, Alcatel Lucent, Fortinet, HPE.
Value added distributor Oxygen Middle East presented its full stack of security and mobility solutions. This included solutions from mobility vendors Aruba, Ascom, Netscout, Ragapa, Ucopia, Unify, Vidyo, Zimperium. And solutions from security vendors Aruba Clearpass, Anubis Networks, Barracuda, Bitdefender, Boole Server, Certes Networks, Fortinet, Hillstone Networks.
Value added distributor Bulwark Technologies presented its solution stack across IT security, reporting, unified communication, web analytics. It offers solutions in the areas of information archival, data encryption, endpoint security, data access, identity management, two factor authentication, vulnerability assessment, IT risk management, IT infrastructure auditing, enterprise messaging, antivirus, web analytics. Its list of vendor partners include Sophos, Mimecast, Eset, Acunetix, Lastline, Varonis, File Cloud, Arcon, Linoma, Securenvoy, Netwrix, Sendquick, Webtrends.
Nuvias is a recent entry into the regional value added distribution market and is focused on security, connectivity, communication solutions. Its regional vendor partners include AirVM, Allied Telesis, Black Duck Software, Igel Technology, HID Global, JetNexus, Infocyte, Lenovo, Malwarebytes, Lifesize, Mimecast, Netskope, Nokia, Tintri, ProLabs, Unitrends.
Starlink presented security solutions from its key focus areas including datacentre and cloud, data governance, risk analytics, threat protection, secure mobility, incident response, and operational intelligence. For datacenter and cloud, vendor partners include Ixia, Riverbed, Nutanix, Infoblox. For data governance, vendor partners include Dell Security, IBM Security, Titus, Venafi. For risk analytics, vendor partners include Tripwire, Blue Coat, Arbor Networks, Veracode, Core Security. For threat protection, vendor partners include Gemalto, Palo Alto, Trend Micro, Forcepoint. For mobility, vendor partners include Ipswitch, MobileIron, Ironkey, Airpatrol. For incident response, vendor partners include Fireeye, DarkTrace, Hexis Cyber Solutions, Attivo Networks. For operational intelligence vendor partners include Splunk. Other vendors include Recorded Feature, Link Shadow, Cylance, SafeNet, Websense, LogRhythm, ForeScount.
Exclusive Networks is a value added distributor providing security solutions for cyberattacks and remediation, enterprise mobility, end point protection. Its vendor partners include F5, Fortinet, Infoblox, FireEye, LogRhythm, Ixia, Carbon Black, Tanium, Heat Software, Sentinel One, Gemalto.
Evanssion is a value added distributor specialised in cloud transformation and information security solutions. For cloud solutions its vendor partners include Nutanix, Rubrik, X1, Unidesk, Xangati. For security solutions its vendor partners include Entrust Datacard, vArmour, WatchDox, Dell Software, Skybox Security, Accelops, AVI Networks, Cyphort.
EMT Distribution is a security value added distributor with emphasis on academy training. Vendor partners include Acunetix, Infowatch, Ikarus, AirLock, Avira, Endpoint Protector, DenyAll, BlackStratus, Secunia Flexera Software, Whatsup Gold, Kaspersky Lab, Parallels.
Granteq Distribution focusses on integrated audio video, control, and IT technologies. This includes solutions from key vendor partners Vidyo Technologies, Lightspeed Technologies, Brightlines Lightings, Neets Controls, SMEETS Solutions, CTOUCH Technologies.
Scope Middle East is a value added distributor providing advanced networking and security solutions as well as training certifications. Vendor partners include Authentify, Blue Coat, Fluke Networks, Infowatch, Nomadix, Kaspersky Lab, Legrand, Ruckus Wireless, Soti, Stormshield, SpliceCom, SolidFire, Whitehat, VSS, Splicecom.
Al Hosani Computer presented its business software portfolio from vendors Abbyy, Acronis, Corel, IMSI/Design, Kaspersky, MacKiev, Nero, Nuance, Parallels, Sage, Sony Creative Softwares, Tonec.
Abcom Solutions presented its range of solutions for board rooms, training rooms, meeting rooms, video conferencing, classroom, control and command centre, hospitality, home cinema, office automation using products from Benq, Sony, Hitachi, Brother, Anchor, Xpand, Lumens, Wepresent, Uboard, Smart, InterM.
Oracle Platinum Partner and specialist in Oracle cloud implementation, TransSys Solutions is helping enterprises to migrate to the cloud and begin their digital transformation journey.
System integrator Finesse presented its business intelligence, enterprise content management, risk and compliance, big data, IoT, converged infrastructure solutions for banking and finance, government, energy, telecommunication, small and medium enterprises. In the picture, senior management executives of Finesse and Lamprell.
Enterprise IT management vendor
ManageEngine presented its regional channel partners including Elitser Technologies, UAE; Qatar Computer Services, Qatar; Digital Waves, Oman; ZBM, Oman; Alnafitha International, Saudi Arabia.
Microsoft’s go to market was around solutions for cloud, IoT, big data, analytics through its ecosystem of vendors and channel partners. This included CEM Business Solutions, Veeam, Saviant, Emitac, Spusht, Techmart Solutions, Ankaref, Mindtree, Cybercom Group, Dunav Net, Infasme, Cloudera, Visual ACE ERP, Westcon, Netways, Icertis, Aura Portal, amongst others.