First Distribution announces strategic partnership with Informatica

Johannesburg, 27 Aug 2019
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First Distribution, a leading pan-African distributor for cyber security, data centre, enterprise and cloud solutions, today announced its new partnership with Informatica.

Informatica, a leader in enterprise cloud data management, enables organisations to transform, manage and synchronise integrated, trusted data from any source and environment. By providing broad and deep connectivity across the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform, enterprises can accelerate their data-driven digital transformation initiatives on the Google Cloud Platform.

This strategic partnership will enable First Distribution to accelerate customers’ data-driven digital transformation by leveraging best-of-breed solutions in the cloud, including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Supporting quotes:

  • “We are excited to begin our partnership with First Distribution and to increasing our presence in this immensely important part of the world," said Kash Rafique, Managing Director MEA, Informatica. “We expect First Distribution, with its domain expertise and vast and diverse network across Africa, will play a pivotal role in our regional growth strategy, enabling us to reach more resellers with end-to-end software-driven solutions to help drive customers’ data-driven digital transformation initiatives.”
  • “With the continued exponential growth of data – whether on-premises, across multiple clouds or in a hybrid environment – the ability to extract value from the data becomes more important, but at the same time more complex. Informatica is the global leader in data insights and analytics as well as managing data in hybrid environments, and why we as First Distribution chose to partner them,” says Tony Abrahall, Executive Director, First Distribution.
  • “We are excited about our partnership with Informatica and look forward to jointly growing our business together across the continent.”
First Distribution

First Distribution is the leading value-added distributor in Africa. Our offering includes a product portfolio of global leading Datacentre, Cloud, Networking and Security products and services. This embraces hybrid solutions with access to any combination of on premise, private cloud and public cloud end-to-end solutions from multiple vendors. The portfolio, together with highly skilled staff to support and manage vendors with an unrivalled level of expertise, ensures that our partners have the key elements required for success. First Distribution additionally hosts one of the largest technology partner-to-partner networks in Africa allowing partners to extend the reach of their solutions across the continent.

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