Vertiv continues to expand its footprint in Africa, as it recently entered into a distribution partnership with Cyber Security South Africa (CSSA), an industry-leading cyber security technology distributor in South Africa.
The partnership will address the current data center challenges being faced in South Africa, by enabling availability through Vertiv’s premium infrastructure technologies and speed of delivery through CSSA’s developed distribution capabilities.
The timing of this partnership is particularly opportune. Remote workforces have escalated demand for connectivity, and South Africa has not been exempt from this trend. This has placed pressure on data centres and seen an increase of, and urgent need for, back-up power solutions due to extensive load shedding, rolling black-outs, and power-cuts across all South African borders. Telecom Service Providers have also reported a 40% jump in data usage, and with no signs of this upsurge subsiding, mechanisms have to be in place to safeguard against overloads with a focus on back-up power sources.
Despite the pandemic, Vertiv’s commitment to offering a full spectrum of IT solutions is shown by their latest product releases as well as existing flagship products. This includes the Vertiv Liebert GXT5 UPS, and the Vertiv Edge 500 to 3000VA. With output power factors of up to 1.0 and 0.9 respectively, both products are state-of-the-art, flexible, and highly-efficient UPS solutions that offer reliable protection for a diverse range of use cases.
“We are excited to add the Vertiv product range to our extensive offering, utilising our existing distribution footprint as well as engaging with new partners on our offering as an aggregator of products and services,” said Martin Britz, CEO of CSSA. He added: “We look forward to a successful relationship, not only between our two companies, but across our reseller network and customer base.”
“When Vertiv seeks out channel partners, the backbone of our distribution strategy in Africa, we look for game changers who can help us continue to innovate and disrupt new markets with industry-leading infrastructure”, said Pierre Havenga, managing director of Vertiv in the Middle East and Africa region. “What sets CSSA apart for us, is not just their extensive knowledge of the market, or their network of relationships and people, but ultimately their ability to leverage those networks and work with their channel partners to help meet customer demands fast.”