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Nutanix appoints Axiz as distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa

Nutanix appoints Axiz as distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa

Enterprise cloud computing provider Nutanix has appointed Axiz as an official distributor in the Sub-Saharan region. Axiz will leverage its extensive reseller network to deliver tailored Nutanix solutions to customers.

According to Nutanix, African businesses are hungry for emerging technologies that support a future vision where they can derive the most from the cloud, while having the confidence that their local data centres are able to support workload mobility.

"However, cost, resources and support, continue to be an inhibitor to progressive technology plans. This has sparked an interest in hyperconvergence and in particular the promise of 'invisible infrastructure' that Nutanix brings to the table," the company says.

Paul Ruinaard, regional sales director at Nutanix Sub-Saharan Africa, says last year Nutanix experienced significant growth in its local channel business, where it released a series of EMEA-led channel programmes and drove joint customer momentum.

"The appointment of Axiz provides our partner team with access to a distributor that will help to better scale these programmes and provide resellers with a wider geographical reach across the African continent," he adds.

With a broad partner network, including a host of enterprise and SMME solution providers, Axiz is focused on delivering technologies that assist customers with their virtualisation, cloud and digital transformation projects. With the addition of Nutanix to its portfolio, it will be able to provide customers with a solution that supports hyperconverged clouds as well as on-premises deployments.

Neil Jackson, business unit manager for software at Axiz, says the market is moving towards hybrid and multi-cloud models –consuming services instead of owning everything. However, there is also a realisation that not every workload is suited to the public cloud.

"A balance between public cloud, private cloud and on-premise is often necessary, which is why HCI has become very attractive," says Jackson.

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