Connected Data® has announced it has expanded its Excelerate Partner Program to Europe, signing its first strategic partnership agreement with Commtech, one of Europe's premier value added distributors (VAD). Commtech will now distribute Connected Data's Transporter™, private cloud file sync and share (FSS) appliance solutions, to enterprise customers across the UK and Ireland via its vast channel of resellers and system integrators.

Connected Data's Transporter combines the best of cloud services — easy mobile access and seamless collaboration — with the security and privacy that only an on-premise solution can provide. Business organizations in the UK and Ireland will now be able to better protect, access and share sensitive company data, while eliminating the inherent risks of public cloud solutions. Moreover, as the Transporter delivers all the convenience of public cloud, while eliminating all of the risk (and oftentimes, out-of-pocket expense), it removes the temptation to use unauthorized public cloud solutions, returning the control of data to IT.

"We have, together with our stratgic reselling partners, identified the need for on premise file sync and share solutions that provide the easy mobile access and collaboration tools of public cloud services, but without the security and privacy issues," said Mark Walker, Country Manager UK, Commtech. "Our resellers are looking for ways to differentiate their offering to the end user and with the Transporter for Business solutions we can provide them with a technology that complements their existing vendor portfolio. Resellers can quickly benefit from a significant incremental revenue stream, by expanding their footprint within existing accounts and furthering their stance as trusted advisors."

Commenting on the partnership, Russell Johnson, COO of Connected Data stated, "Transporter is the only cloud file sync and share solution that synchronizes with existing NAS storage systems like NetApp and offers channel partners a real differentiator as well as an additional revenue stream that is 100% complimentary to their existing vendor portfolio. This positioning meant we wanted and needed a VAD with experience in taking disruptive technologies to market. Commtech is well known for successfully taking emerging technology to the next level, and they specialize in the storage sector. So for Connected Data, Commtech was the perfect fit."

As a member of Connected Data's Excelerate Partner Program, Commtech will now also have access to a wide range of sales and marketing resources dedicated to ensuring its accelerated success.


This article was originally posted “Connected Data Expands Excelerate Partner Program To Europe” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.