HP Storage Academy in South Africa

Jamal Qaffaf, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Avent Technology Solutions

Leading Value added Distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions in association with HP will be holding Storage Academy in Johannesburg on 2nd March 2011 to train its partners from the Southern Africa after it received the overwhelming response from its partners from Cairo, Beirut, Kuwait and Riyadh. Avnet will also introduce its unique flexible financial solutions its channel partners intended to add more value to their businesses.

Jamal Qaffaf, Managing Director, Avnet Technology Solutions Middle East and Africa, said, “Storage Academy is a great platform to educate and train our partners to offer the best possible storage solution at the most competitive price. There is a huge potential for our partners to add value to their business by offering right kind of solutions to their customer.”

The program for the Storage Academy will highlight the key value adds that Avnet provides to its partners as well as it would lay emphasis on advantages of HP Converged Infrastructure and HP StorageWorks. The HP Converged Infrastructure provides a blueprint for the data center of the future that eliminates costly and rigid IT silos so your customers can spend much more of the IT budget on business innovation. It will educate its partners HP StorageWorks solutions can offer, the right Storage Architectures to support a Virtualized Infrastructure, more efficient Storage closely integrated with the Server apart from discussing the simple and easy ways to manage Business Continuity and high availability solutions. Avnet in association with Brocade will also talk about the Storage Networking (iSCSI-FC-CEE) before opening the forum for an open discussion with the partners.