VMware SA appoints Axis Solutions Zimbabwe as Enterprise Partner
By BiztechAfrica – May 15, 2013, 10:17 a.m.
Virtualization and cloud solutions firm VMware has appointed Zimbabwe-based Axis Solutions as an Enterprise Partner, as part of its strategy to bolster its skills base across the African continent.
Axis Solutions, headquartered in Harare and with a footprint across the country, is a specialist IT company that focuses on the delivery of value-added technology solutions to customers. The company delivers data centre, backup and storage, security, WAN optimisation and applications services and technologies to customers, as well as a series of specialist solutions such as printers and POS systems, to name a few.
“Axis Solutions have an excellent reputation in Zimbabwe and have made significant investments into growing its VMware skills base, which in turn has resulted in its appointment as an enterprise partner in the region,” states Chris Norton, regional director Southern Africa at VMware. “With its ever expanding footprint across the country we are looking forward to further developing a strategic partnership with the company, and providing its customers access to virtualization and cloud solutions from the VMware portfolio.
In order to attain its enterprise partner status, the Axis Solutions underwent rigorous sales, presales, and technical VMware certifications. This has placed the company in an enviable position, as it is now pitched as one of the leaders in the VMware space in Zimbabwe. As an Enterprise Partner the company is expected to provide its customers access to superior skills and services around the VMware portfolio, which are supported by skills within the business.
“Zimbabwe is full of opportunities and we are seeing a significant growth amongst customers in the business continuity space, in particular amongst the government sector. Other growth areas in the region include virtualisation and disaster recovery,” states Prince Dube, sales and marketing manager at Axis Solutions. “The VMware technology stack presents unique opportunities for us, as we strive to position ourselves as a premium, value-added technology provider of virtualization and cloud solutions in the region.
“As the Zimbabwean market is a cost sensitive one, our customers are looking for technologies that are able to save them money in both hardware and software costs. The VMware technologies enable us to assist them in saving money on IT investments, assist them in going “green” and saving electricity, these are just a few of the immediate benefits,” he adds.
Axis Solutions services a myriad of business sectors throughout Zimbabwe, with a strong presence in the telecommunications arena, other strong portfolios within the business include the mining sector and a growing interest from government for its services.