Bytes Systems Integration (Bytes SI), which designs, implements and manages IT solutions built on the best global technology available, has been appointed as a core value added reseller by Sithabile Technology Services, a data protection and data management solutions provider. In terms of the partnership, the two companies will jointly identify and pursue business opportunities in the South African and African markets. Bytes SI will also have access to consulting, training, hardware, software and specialist technical expertise from Sithabile.
To add value to its solutions, Bytes SI will resell the portfolio of products offered by Sithabile to both its extensive current and new customer base, complementing the existing relationships. Bytes Cloud Services will offer online cloud hosted backups using Sithabile’s EVault software, a solution already rolled out by RealTime Bytes in Zimbabwe, and will also be extended to include a virtual DR offering. Furthermore, Bytes SI will be able to leverage Sithabile specialisations and certification with the various international backup, archive, storage management and availability vendors.
“This is a collaborative relationship that really makes sense because the businesses and the solutions we take to market are complimentary,” says John Taylor, national sales director at Bytes Systems Integration. “In addition, we now have the opportunity to sell internationally recognised data protection solutions to our customers without losing focus on our traditional areas of specialisation.”
Sithabile’s data protection and data management solutions combine consulting and engineering expertise with hardware and software technologies that meet the requirements for regulatory-compliant backup, recovery and archiving solutions from edge to core using the most advanced technologies available today.
“Our data protection offering complements the current Bytes Systems Integration customer offering and gives the company access to high-quality data protection and storage solutions,” says Richard Tatham, business development director at Sithabile Technology Services. “This partnership will enable Bytes to provide its customers with end-to-end managed solutions, as well as access to current world class technologies to address any potential gaps in their current portfolio.”
The agreement enables Bytes SI to offer customers the ability to protect data on a remote laptop or mobile device and to fulfil the data protection requirements of the applications hosted in the data centre all under a single management and reporting console. The current Bytes Cloud managed infrastructure will be further enhanced to provide data protection and data recovery capabilities, managed within the cloud.
“The products on offer make it possible for Bytes SI to provide total solutions to our customers,” adds Taylor. “We will be able to optimise opportunities in new and existing business, with customers who are eager to explore technologies that can provide opportunities for efficiencies, productivity and cost-savings. They stand to benefit from these new solutions which address specific business needs and from the combined expertise and knowledge arising from the partnership.”