Zycko, a leading international value-added distributor of innovative IT solutions, today announced that it is a recipient of the Riverbed Technology EMEA Distributor Partner of the Year 2012 award. The awards were presented at Riverbed® Sales Kick Off 2013, the company’s annual sales and partner conference, on January 16 in San Francisco. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognise partners that demonstrated success in implementing Riverbed performance solutions for customers, grew revenues and business, and invested in their relationship with Riverbed.
Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning wide area network (WAN) optimisation, application-aware network performance management (NPM), application delivery, web content optimisation (WCO), and cloud data protection. By providing the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any application optimisation, Riverbed enables organisations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs.
Zycko has been a Riverbed distributor since 2005, and is the largest, most extensively resourced, qualified and experienced Riverbed partner in EMEA. In November 2012, Zycko opened the region’s first Riverbed Performance Lab, underscoring its commitment to both Riverbed and the EMEA channel.
“Riverbed is a core Zycko partner,” said David Galton-Fenzi, group sales director, Zycko. “In the current economic climate, Riverbed’s message is very strong, with its technologies offering rapid ROI. Riverbed solutions are exciting, disruptive technologies and the vendor is constantly working to innovate further, which is in line with Zycko’s strategy of offering innovative, best-in-class technology that addresses the current market challenges around BYOD, video, network and storage virtualisation.”
“As global organisations implement new data centre architectures, the Riverbed partner network is providing these customers with the right performance solutions to ensure the efficiency of their strategic IT initiatives,” said Randy Schirman, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Riverbed. “With this award, we applaud Zycko’s performance and achievements as a Riverbed partner in 2012, and look forward to Zycko continuing to raise the bar for delivering business value in 2013.”
Riverbed Partner Awards 2012 categories include: Cascade® Partner of the Year, Stingray™ Partner of the Year, Granite™ Partner of the Year, Platform Partner of the Year, Americas Distributor Partner of the Year, Americas Commercial Partner of the Year, Americas Federal Partner of the Year, LATAM Partner of the Year, EMEA Partner of the Year, EMEA Distributor Partner of the Year, EMEA Emerging Markets Partner of the Year, EMEA Hercules Partner of the Year, Global Partner of the Year, RASP Partner of the Year – Americas, RASP Partner of the Year – EMEA, RASP Partner of the Year – APJ, and RASP Partner of the Year – Global.
Zycko is an international value-added distributor of innovative IT solutions, covering technology areas for every part of the business IT infrastructure. Areas Zycko covers include data networking, data storage, virtualisation and data centre infrastructure. Through extensive technology and marketplace knowledge, Zycko executes the due diligence necessary to select leading-edge strategic partners and technologies that provide our customers with an opportunity to differentiate in a crowded market. Zycko’s first-class proven solutions demonstrate Zycko’s significance as a value-added IT distributor.
Zycko's provision of leading-edge IT products and logistics management is supported by true value-add professional and business services such as pre-sales expertise, technical support, custom configuration, an industry-leading accredited training programme, full demonstration and proof of concept facilities, financing and in-house marketing support. These vital services enable our customers to quickly deliver profits and invest in new market opportunities.
Zycko's strategic partner base includes world-class companies and next generation technologies such as Aastra, Actifio, AltiGen, Asigra, CTERA, Eaton, Edge-Core, ExaGrid, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, KEMP Technologies, LifeSize, Meraki, Meru Networks, Micron, NextIO, Overland Storage, PowerDsine, ProLabs, Riverbed, SmartOptics, snom, Talari, Tintri, USystems, Verdiem, Virtual Instruments and Vyatta.
Zycko is privately held and operates from 16 offices on four continents. Zycko works extensively with its channel partners, delivering high value and excellent customer care.
Zycko is the channel partner of choice for IT solutions providers.
For more information visit: www.zycko.com
Zycko Recognised as EMEA Distributor Part ner of the Year by Riverbed