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Afina-Westcon Partners with Silver Peak for the Iberian Market

Afina-Westcon Data Center Solutions, a Westcon Group company specializing in data center infrastructure and virtualization solutions, has announced a partnership with Silver Peak to distribute its software-defined WAN optimization solutions in Spain and Portugal. Afina-Westcon will offer its partners Silver Peak’s comprehensive portfolio of WAN optimization solutions to solve bandwidth, distance and quality challenges when extending enterprise applications over a wide area network.

Silver Peak enables customers to move more data, over longer distances, and in less time. By adding Silver Peak to the Data Center Solutions portfolio, Afina-Westcon partners are able to provide their customers with improved performance, security and reliability for business applications like data replication, backups, file transfers, and real-time applications.

Silver Peak adds Afina-Westcon to its distribution channel to further develop, strengthen and expand the adoption of its WAN optimization solutions in Iberia. The addition of Afina-Westcon will also help Silver Peak strengthen its WAN optimization leadership position in the Iberian market, driving new business opportunities for both the enterprise and mid-market.

With Silver Peak, companies can achieve the following:

  • Backup and recover more data to off-site locations
  • Consolidate data centers, servers and storage anywhere in the world without impacting performance
  • Migrate data quickly and cost effectively to new locations
  • Collaborate in real-time across the WAN (voice, video, virtual desktops) more effectively.

Afina-Westcon Data Center Solutions and Silver Peak have designed a complete business plan to form the channel and partner recruitment, including sales enablement, joint marketing and training programs.

“Iberia is an important market for Silver Peak that offers exciting growth potential,” said Mike Hemes, vice president of EMEA sales for Silver Peak. “We were looking for a distributor who really understands the new software-defined model of WAN optimization. Westcon, with its dedicated Data Center Business Unit, was able to offer us this unique mix of skills.”

About Silver Peak

Silver Peak software accelerates data between data centers, remote offices and the cloud. Download a free trial at http://marketplace.silver-peak.com.

Afina, a Westcon Group company

Afina, AWGC is a value added distributor of IT products and services, providing complete, comprehensive solutions for companies and organizations globally. Acquired by Westcon Group in July 2012, the company is divided into two specialized units. Afina, the division specializing in security solutions for data centers, networks, applications and data. Westcon Data Center Solutions focuses on virtualization solutions, storage and data center. Both units depend on specialized resources for sale, presales, marketing and renovations. Their offered services include a wide range of professional services, among them technical support, subscription services and a complete catalog of training as ATC. To obtain more information, visit www.afina.es or follow us on YouTube and Linkedin. To learn more about Westcon Group, please visit www.westcongroup.com.

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