Datacentre transformation VAD, BigTec UK, has added software-defined storage and elastic data infrastructure company Elastifile to its portfolio. The vendor will enable BigTec partners to build a scale-out storage foundation for their customers, whether that journey incorporates on-premises, private or public cloud.
A 2017 Gartner Cool Vendor, Elastifile provides a unique cross-cloud data fabric, enabling infrastructure modernisation and dynamic hybrid cloud workflows through a software-defined storage solution for both active and inactive data. Elastifile offers a flash-native Elastifile Cloud File System for active data sets and a true global namespace across on-premises sites and clouds. For inactive data, Elastifile CloudConnect is an integrated extension for low-cost object tiering that maintains the file system semantics and granular check-in/out for any S3-compatible storage.
“Data is a core pillar of any business and storage is the foundation upon which it sits.” said Jason Dance, managing director at BigTec UK. “Our core values align very closely with Elastifile’s vision to disrupt the cloud market through innovation. Many customers see hybrid cloud as the panacea and are seeking a solution that will provide data freedom, rather than being locked to a specific location, premises or cloud. Elastifile solves this challenge, and then some.”
Under the agreement, the cloud data management specialist will utilise BigTec’s UK channel partner network and joins a host of other best-of-breed technologies on NEO, BigTec’s unique platform for delivering Enterprise Hybrid Cloud. Providing the opportunity for resellers to incorporate Elastifile into their service offerings, BigTec will also help Elastifile to develop its strategic channel marketing programs.
“Elastifile provides resellers the opportunity to create genuine differentiation for themselves within the marketplace, offer value added services and helps customers achieve their hybrid cloud objectives,” says Sebastiano Tevarotto, Elastifile’s President. “We chose BigTec as a partner due to its track record of success in next generation infrastructure and strong investment in go-to-market support for its partners. BigTec shares our vision of the datacentre and has the local relationships, skills and pedigree to fulfil our potential as we look to work with resellers that are focused on helping end user customers through their hybrid cloud journeys.”
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