Networks Unlimited partners with Rubrik; brings simplified data protection with next-gen architecture to Africa

Networks Unlimited, South African value-added distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking, and security technology solutions, has been named as sole distributor of Rubrik converged data management solutions in Africa. Under the agreement, Networks Unlimited will distribute Rubrik's Converged Data Management platform, which delivers web-scale automated backup, instant recovery, unlimited replication, and data archival.

"The agreement allows us to add a focused data backup solution to our current family of products, strengthening Networks Unlimited's offering in the market," says Anton Jacobsz, MD at Networks Unlimited. "Rubrik specialises in virtualised environments, including VMware. Rubrik also holds key technology partnerships with Tintri, Nutanix, and Pure Storage."

Jacobsz adds that it will be targeting the enterprise market, large corporations and financial services, especially those deploying 200 VMs or more. "Networks Unlimited will first focus on South Africa prior to expanding the product into Africa," Jacobsz says.

The announcement follows on the heels of Rubrik's response to tremendous customer and partner demand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), launching its availability into this region.

"Rubrik is excited to bring its solution to EMEA with our growing team and our strategic distributors and reseller partners," says IT industry veteran Karl Driesen, the newly appointed head of EMEA sales at Rubrik. "The combination of strong demand for Rubrik's converged backup and recovery solution, and our solid EMEA distribution, reseller and support networks will enable us to make a significant impact in the marketplace."

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