Redington to present datacentre solutions during Gitex 2016
Value added distributor Redington Value announced that it will showcase its fully functional solutions centre during the Gitex Technology Week 2016 in Dubai. The centre, called the Red Vault, integrates more than 40 different solutions from numerous vendors, thereby making it a facility with a multi-vendor environment. The new solutions centre will create a platform for existing and new partners and customers to get trained in vendor-authorised training centres.Gitex Technology Week 2016 in Dubai.
The centre, called the Red Vault, integrates more than 40 different solutions from numerous vendors, thereby making it a facility with a multi-vendor environment. The new solutions centre will create a platform for existing and new partners and customers to get trained in vendor-authorised training centres.
A soft launch of the solutions centre was held at the company’s headquarters in Dubai in January. The facility is now being expanded to Redington Value’s branches in Saudi Arabia, Kenya and Nigeria. The solutions centre, with one of the largest interactive transparent display in the region, is currently operational at the Redington Value headquarters.
The strategy behind setting up Red Vault is to position Redington Value into playing a bigger role in speeding up its partners’ and end customers’ IT transformation journey. “We want to play a critical role in training and facilitating transformation among our partners,” said Ramkumar Balakrishnan, President, Redington Value Distribution. “Connected to our specialised training centres, the Red Vault shows technology in action and brings it closer than ever.”
Red Vault is an attempt by Redington Value to create a unique facility within the industry, especially in this region, for Redington’s partners and customers to get hands-on experience in the functioning of every possible mainstream IT Solutions in a live environment, aided by a giant display.
The company’s solutions span across traditional technology domains such as networking, voice, servers, storage, software, security and infrastructure, even as it plans to grow aggressively, catering to the newer growth potential areas such as Internet of Things, mobility, cloud and hyper-convergence.The integrated touch panels of the solutions centre will connect to fully operational control and training rooms running live demos of various solutions such as:
- Oracle’s ZFS Storage
- xSeries servers
- DB appliance
- Virtualisation software
- Enterprise manager and Oracle Cloud
- Virtual computing group solutions such as Dell EMC’s VxRailand Vx Rack, Vmware’s software-defined datacentre, virtual VSAN and NSX
- Security applications such as Trend Micro Deep Security and Deep Discovery Platform, Malware Bytes, Entrust, Cyberark, Check Point, Barracuda and Fortinet
- Enterprise software solutions such as Red Hat covering virtualisation, Iaas, Paas and JBoss Middleware,
- Disaster recovery, backup, monitoring and migration solutions from Double Take and Veeam
- Public cloud services including Amazon Web Services and Azure
- Hardware solutions such as Sonicwall, Fidelis Security, Alcatel Lucent, Fortinet and HPE converged system
“The key milestone that we have for ourselves is to elevate Red Vault, the solutions centre and the whole approach of building solutions, to the mainstream. The idea is to attempt to help our partners and end customers in the transformation journey. So being a catalyst in transformation of the channel and its enablement is really at the core of what we do at Redington Value. A visit to our office offers a chance to look at all these different technologies, to see and test the whole environment,” added Balakrishnan.
Among the key highlights during Gitex Technology Week 2016 will also be the announcement of new vendors for the RedCloud and the company’s expansion into new markets.