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

Johannesburg, 14 Jun 2016
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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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Rubrik provides the industry's first Converged Data Management appliance, delivering automated backup, instant recovery, unlimited replication, and data archival at infinite scale. Rubrik is built by key engineers behind Google, Facebook, VMware, and Data Domain.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Rubrik has raised over $51 million from Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and enterprise IT luminaries, including John W. Thompson (Microsoft Chairman, Symantec Former CEO), Frank Slootman (ServiceNow CEO, Data Domain Former CEO), and Mark Leslie (Leslie Ventures, Veritas Founding CEO). Rubrik has been named to Gartner's Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2016. For more information, visit and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

Networks Unlimited

Networks Unlimited is a value-added distributor, offering the best and latest solutions within the converged technology, data centre, networking, and security landscapes. The company distributes best-of-breed products, including Arbor Networks, Aruba Networks, Fortinet, F5, Mellanox, ProLabs, Riverbed, RSA, Rubrik, SimpliVity and Tintri. The product portfolio provides solutions from the edge to the data centre, and addresses key areas such as cloud networking and integration, WAN optimisation, application performance management, application delivery networking, WiFi-, mobile- and networking security, load balancing, data centre in-a-box, and storage for virtual machines.

Since its formation in 1994, Networks Unlimited has continually adapted to today's progressively competitive and evolving marketplace, and has reaped the benefits by being a leading value-added distributor (VAD) within the Sub-Saharan Africa market.

Networks Unlimited complies with the South African Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) guidelines as a Level 4 Contributor.

Editorial contacts
icomm Debbie Sielemann (+27) 082 414 4633
Networks Unlimited Evalean Moonsamy (+27) 011 202 8400
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