First Distribution to distribute Amazon Web Services
South Africa’s leading distribution company, First Distribution announce that it has been appointed as the authorised distributors for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and becomes the only distributor in Africa as on date.
The distributor will deliver the services through its subsidiary ‘First for Cloud’ and the company’s system offers direct integration into AWS, enable end users to configure and spin up a virtual server from its partners’ very own branded webstores and it also allows its partners to bill their customers directly.
Kevin Derman, General Manager for Cloud and Hosted Solutions at First Distribution, said “We’re excited to add AWS powered technologies to our portfolio of cloud solutions. The cloud marketspace is moving very fast and it is First Distribution’s intention to keep our partners relevant in today’s IT world. First Distribution has always brought premium solutions to the channel, and AWS is recognised by many as a leader in IaaS.”
Courtesy to the distributor’s relationships with multiple world-class cloud providers, First for Cloud ensures that resellers have access to global and local cloud products and services. The company is investing heavily into certified technical resources that will enable them to create one of the largest cloud ecosystems for both partners and customers in the continent.
Russell Warne has been appointed as the AWS Product Manager for First Distribution and he says,
“AWS brings immense opportunity to the African partner channel. I encourage partners to connect with me to learn about how we can assist in building your AWS business.”