Westcon targets data centre with expanded CA Technologies partnership

Value-added distributor Westcon Group is targeting the data centre and cloud computing through an expanded relationship with IT infrastructure vendor CA Technologies, now bringing the vendor’s full IT management portfolio of offerings to Westcon partners in Canada.

According to Weston, CA’s solutions for IT infrastructure management and converged management allows partners to offer their clients access to planning, configuration/provisioning, monitoring and troubleshooting within an integrated network, compute, storage, and application environment.

“With the rapid proliferation of converged infrastructures, IT management under one umbrella makes perfect sense,” said David Bradley, senior vice-president of global partners for CA Technologies, in a statment.  “For more than a decade, we’ve partnered with industry experts at Westcon Group to accelerate adoption of our technology in key regions throughout the world.  Based on this success, it’s a clear win to expand this relationship to North America.”

The relationship will expand via a multi-phased roll-out, with Westcon immediately offering CA Nimsoft Monitor, both on-demand via SaaS or on-premise.

“We have a long track-record with CA Technologies, helping them seamlessly enter new markets based on Westcon Group’s broad-based market focus and deep technology expertise,” said Daniel Papes, senior vice-president, global data centre and cloud solutions for Westcon Group, in a statement.  “With its focus on converged management, CA Technologies is clearly one of the top vendors in the data center market, so it’s a natural progression to anchor our practice with such an important solution.”

The new relationship will allow Westcon’s Canadian partners to expand their services offerings added, Andy Banks, vice-president of North America for Westcon Group, via e-mail.

“With CA/Nimsoft traditional VOIP and network resellers in Canada will be able to enhance their service portfolio in the  data center which includes the management and monitoring  of public, private cloud, storage, server, applications, virtual environments, data bases, power and cooling,” said Banks.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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