Zycko Recognised as EMEA Distributor Partner of the Year by Riverbed

27 March 2012

27 March 2012, Cirencester – Zycko, the pan-European value-added distributor of leading edge IT solutions, is the recipient of the Riverbed Technology EMEA Distributor Partner of the Year 2011 Award.

 The Riverbed® Partner Awards recognise companies that have demonstrated success in implementing Riverbed IT performance solutions for customers, grown revenues and business and invested in their relationship with Riverbed. The award was presented at Riverbed Sales Kick Off 2012, the company’s annual sales and partner conference, held in San Francisco, California.

Zycko partnered with Riverbed in 2004 and was the IT performance vendor’s first European distributor. The Riverbed partnership aligned with Zycko’s philosophy of bringing innovative new technology to the EMEA market. Zycko is a Riverbed Authorised Support Partner (RASP), which means it offers authorised Riverbed support to ensure the end user meets ongoing performance goals. Zycko’s team includes more than 50 Riverbed Sales Professionals, 15 Riverbed Certified Solutions Professionals (RCSP) and five accredited Riverbed trainers.

David Galton-Fenzi, Zycko’s group sales and marketing director comments: “We’ve been working with Riverbed for more than eight years and this award demonstrates our constant dedication, focus and success with the vendor’s solutions. We’re excited about the continued development of Riverbed IT performance solutions as they address storage consolidation, network monitoring and web optimisation. Riverbed is an integral part of Zycko’s solution stack and our expertise in Riverbed technology is reflected in this award.”

More than 17,000 organisations worldwide depend on Riverbed to understand, optimise and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT organisations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualise, consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are moved farther from their data, and slow applications, file transfers and inefficient websites negatively impact the performance of these initiatives.

Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning wide area network (WAN) optimisation, application-aware network performance management (NPM), application delivery, web content optimisation (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup and disaster recovery. By providing the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any application optimisation, Riverbed enables organisations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs. 

“Enterprises recognise that Riverbed IT performance solutions provide strong ROI, which supports IT initiatives, including virtualisation, IT consolidation and cloud computing. Zycko has been successful as a trusted business adviser and technology integration expert for delivering the right performance solution to the right customer,” said Randy Schirman, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Riverbed. “This award acknowledges Zycko’s performance and accomplishments as a Riverbed partner, and we congratulate the Zycko team on its successes in 2011.” 



About Zycko

Zycko is an international value-add distributor of leading-edge IT solutions, covering technology areas for every part of the business IT infrastructure, including: data networking, data storage, virtualisation and data centre infrastructure. Through extensive technology and marketplace knowledge, Zycko executes the due diligence necessary to select leading-edge strategic partners and technologies that give our customers an opportunity to differentiate in a crowded market, through first-class proven solutions.

Zycko's provision of leading-edge IT products and logistics management is supported by true value add professional and business services - such as pre-sales expertise, technical support, custom configuration, an industry-leading accredited training programme, full demonstration and proof of concept facilities, financing, waste management, and in-house marketing support. These vital services enable our customers to quickly deliver profits and invest in new market opportunities.

Zycko's strategic partner base includes world-class companies and next generation technologies such as Aastra, Asigra, Bradford Networks, Eaton, ExaGrid, FalconStor, Force10 Networks, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei Symantec, LifeSize, Meru Networks, Overland Storage,PowerDsine, ProLabs, Riverbed, Snom, SmartOptics, Spectra Logic, Talari, Tintri, USystems, Verdiem, Vyatta and Xsigo.

Zycko is privately held and has been profitable since inception in 1999; it operates from 14 offices on four continents.

Zycko works extensively with its channel partners, delivering high value and excellent customer care.

Zycko is the channel partner of choice for IT solutions providers.

For more information visit: www.zycko.com

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