First Distribution announces addition of Riverbed Xirrus to its solutions offering

Johannesburg, 07 Feb 2018
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First Distribution, South Africa's leading distributor for data centre, enterprise and cloud solutions, today announced the addition of Riverbed Xirrus to its range of solution offerings.

Xirrus recently joined the Riverbed family - expanding the wireless and wired LAN capabilities of Riverbed SteelConnect. Xirrus's solutions are also designed to dynamically adapt to the real-time demands of all-wireless connectivity across industries.

Tony Abrahall, Director at First Distribution, conveys the company's enthusiasm about the expanded partnership with Riverbed. "We are really excited to have Xirrus as one of our offerings, enabling us to add significant value to our networking solutions. First Distribution's mission is all about delivering first-class solutions and first-class service in conjunction with our vendors, and we look forward to building a productive relationship with the Riverbed Xirrus team."

Riverbed's Hanli Wood, Channel Sales Manager: sub-Saharan Africa, shared this sentiment: "With the Xirrus acquisition, it offers Riverbed partners and customers an exciting opportunity to create an SD-WAN solution with Riverbed SteelConnect, which covers the core to the edge of the network by integrating a robust and proven suite of advanced, high density and cloud-managed WiFi solutions. We are pleased to be partnering with First Distribution to offer our broader solutions, including WAN optimisation and visibility to the market."

In closing, Cobus Trauernicht, Riverbed Brand Manager at First Distribution, adds: "Many of our partners and customers are already witnessing that with Riverbed's wireless and SD-WAN solution, you get a unified network fabric that extends connectivity to the cloud, data centre, WAN, wired and wireless LAN. No matter where your applications or users are, you will enjoy a consistent approach to your network infrastructure."

First Distribution

First Distribution is a value-added distributor of leading global brands, providing complex ICT solutions to the enterprise and SME markets, focused on the data centre, virtualisation, hosted applications and cloud-based services, database, security and network infrastructure, backed up by unparalleled expertise.

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Riverbed Xirrus

Xirrus is known for providing high performance enterprise grade WiFi solutions/access points for various industries. The company has recently joined forces with Riverbed to extend SD-WAN with the industry's most powerful cloud-enabled WiFi.

For more information on Riverbed Xirrus, visit:

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