Mellanox Technologies, a major player in supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions has signed an agreement with Contact Solutions Limited (ConSol), another major player in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and customer management solutions provider, for the distribution of Mellanox Technology solutions in Nigeria.
With the new deal, which was signed in Lagos last week, ConSol becomes Mellanox's official channel distributor/partner responsible for the distribution of Mellanox Technology solutions in Nigeria. Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximise business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony, Head of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Mellanox, Ronen Bass, explained that the company's solution has been successful in other markets, including the Nigerian market, and decided to partner ConSol to further drive its solutions to every technology driven organisations in the country. He said the solution is easy to deploy and use, because of its interoperability feature, which allows for easy upgrade.
He explained that although Mellanox operate its data solution virtually, it could develop a data centre in Nigeria to manage organisation's big data, which he said is on the increase in Nigeria, or could manage such data from existing data centres in Nigeria.
According to him, ConSol was chosen to be the sole distribution partner in Nigeria based on its track record as an ICT solutions provider and her channel distribution capabilities. "Mellanox Technologies has a wide and valued community of customers within the finance, e-commerce telecom and retail sectors. "Our solutions empower more than 10,000 carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping down cost", Ronen stated.
Mellanox Technologies simply put, 'Connect Accelerate Outperform' Mellanox customers in Nigeria include notable names in the finance, Oil and Gas industry. "We believe that with our new business relationship with ConSol, more businesses in the country would be able to benefit from our solutions", Ronen said.
Executive Director of ConSol, Damoye Oyesiku, who spoke on the many benefits of the partnership, said it would help customers reduce operations expenditure (OPEX) and capital expenditure (CAPEX), and still maintain efficiency and high turnover in business, and expressed his joy at the new business relationship with Mellanox.
"We are delighted about this new business alliance and the implications for our business and we are ready to enhance the pre-sales, sales and after sales support of Mellanox solutions in Nigeria. ConSol is pleased to work with Mellanox to deliver scalable performance at speeds up to 100G. He further explained that enterprises that are desirous of high performance computing, infiniband technology and Software-defined storage performance for their datacentres should seriously consider Mellanox Technology solutions.