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Comstor signs distribution agreement with Panduit

Renton D’Souza, Divisional Director, Comstor

Comstor on Sunday announced that it had signed a contract with Panduit Corp. for the distribution of a number of the vendor’s pre-built modular solutions.

Panduit specialises in unified physical infrastructure-based solutions, which are optimised for the efficient, validated and risk-free deployment of data centres.

Comstor said that, like itself, Panduit maintains a strong affiliation with Cisco, meaning the new solutions will complement the distributor’s portfolio of Cisco network switches, routers and data centre products.

“A number of enterprises in the Middle East are building their data centres from the groud up,” said Renton D’Souza, Divisional Director, Comstor.

“Since they are not tasked with overhauling legacy systems, they can focus on deploying technologies that will help them see long-term rewards from their investments.”

D’Souza added that the new relationship with Panduit is focused on helping Comstor enhance the reliability and profitability for its channel partners  and customers in the evolving data centre and cloud computing market.

Under the agreement, Comstor will offer Panduit’s Nexus, Cat6k and UCS pre-configured cabinet solutions, and switch and server cabinets for Cisco UCS deployment.

For physical connectivity within the data centre, Comstor will offer Panduit’s QSFP and SFP+ copper cables, small diameter patch cords and fibre-optic solutions.

Comstor also said that customers will be able to easily monitor energy consumption for both new and existing data centre deployments using Panduit’s rack energy monitoring solutions. The distributor will also offer Panduit’s internal and external enclosures for Cisco Wireless Access Points, as well as the vendor’s software services solutions for data centre environments.

“Companies like Panduit are changing the face of the data centre – enabling users to better connect with, manage and automate the physical infrastructure,” said Russell Blackburn, European Data Centre Director, Comstor.

“As Comstor boasts the market’s most in-depth experience on Cisco data centre technology distribution, together we can help customers realise the power of dynamic cloud computing infrastructures.”

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