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Westcon-Comstor partners with NetApp to host top executives in regional first virtual summit

Partners and end-user customers can enjoy insights from top technology evangelist and Ducati motorcycling legend.

Johannesburg, 30 Sep 2020
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Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa
Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa

No matter where your cloud resides, it will always require bare metal to be hosted on – software can't live in a vacuum and it can't be locked down by proprietary systems that don't support cloud agility. Partnering with NetApp, Westcon-Comstor is bringing its customers across sub-Saharan Africa an integrated view of how performance, technology and teamwork need to be pooled together to elevate the cloud experience.

In a virtual event hosted on 8 October, the companies will welcome Konstantin Kostenarov, Chief Technical Officer at Ducati Racing, to kick the conversation around innovation and digitalisation into a new gear, offering insights into how winning teams use technology to drive performance in their businesses. No stranger to using analytics and data intelligence to develop the top-performing Ducati motorcycles, Ducati is a NetApp customer with a keen understanding of how to build superior data management infrastructure.

"The boardroom battle for digital transformation has been fought and won, and the cloud is decidedly the infrastructure victor. Our role in the industry today is to provide clients with a framework for their cloud computing needs that support their applications, remote users and storage requirements," states Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa. "Innovation in the data centre is the message we want to take to our partners and customers in Africa, not only is it possible, but it is here today through partners like NetApp.”

In an African first, Westcon-Comstor will be hosting Matt Watts, Chief Technology Evangelist at NetApp, and Kristian Kerr, Vice-President – EMEA Partner Organisation at NetApp. Together they will offer insights into how today’s organisations are building data fabrics that drive business outcomes. Touching on the shift to remote working, the team will also provide a snapshot of what it takes to embrace smart strategies that improve business continuity, employee retention, and foster overall growth.

Breakout sessions are available in both English and Portuguese, and attendees can look forward to an interactive event.

To learn more about how to improve your infrastructure and help make remote workers more productive, register for the summit today at

Editorial contacts
Westcon-Comstor Saartjie Wait (+27) 11 848 9121
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