North American Distribution Agreement Unlocks Wide Range of New White-Labeled Cloud Services Built on Cisco Technology

TARRYTOWN, NY –  March 11, 2015 — / — WestconGroup, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data center solutions, today announced its Comstor business practice is further growing its Cisco powered cloud ecosystem in a new agreement with Cirrity.  The alliance now gives North American resellers access to a premier suite of white-labeled and channel-only, secure, and compliant cloud-based solutions.

(Tweet this) Industry analysts estimate the market for cloud-driven services will top $200 billion before 2020, driven by the flexibility, ease-of-use and expanded market penetration the technology offers.  Today’s alliance further expands Comstor’s universe of next-generation services, built on top of the award-winning Cisco platform.  Resellers are now empowered to sell Comstor’s expanded portfolio of white-labeled services on top of the Cirrity platform – including Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, Backup as a Service and Desktop as a Service.

“As more resellers look to tap into the power of cloud, what’s necessary is a partner that can help create a faster path-to-market for these emerging solution practices,” said Geoff Fancher, SVP of Comstor in the US, WestconGroup.  “During the past year, Comstor has made significant strides expanding our ecosystem of cloud partners.  The addition of Cirrity is a critical step as we enable partners to channel even greater revenues based on the next-generation technology.”

Cirrity’s cloud solutions are all Cisco powered and will help partners transform their business through secure and fully-compliant cloud solutions.  The highly scalable and geographically redundant Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform is designed to accelerate market presence of managed service providers (MSPs), Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and service providers – allowing for creation of broad-based add-on services.

“At Cirrity, our only focus is delivering ‘as-a-service’ offerings for the channel.  Our technology is specifically designed to help VARs and service providers incorporate cloud services into their business — without the high cost of building and managing their own infrastructure,” said Dan Timko, President of Cirrity.  “WestconGroup is a company that truly ‘gets’ cloud and understands how to best put it to use for partners.  Today’s agreement now gives a broader range of resellers and service providers access to our premier platform, backed by the power of WestconGroup.”

Powered by VMware and constructed on top of Cisco’s award-winning data center technology, Cirrity’s core solution offerings include: 

  • Cloud Servers: VMware vCloud-based HIPAA and PCI-compliant solutions for the healthcare and financial services industry.
  • Disaster Recovery: Real-time data replication and disaster recovery services to automate the cloud recovery process.
  • Back Up As-a-Service: Delivering seamless offsite backup and enhanced business continuity, eliminating use of tape and manual processes for a fully automated experience.
  • Desktop-as-a-Service: Driving true workforce productivity, the solution offers access to information and applications from any device, at any time.

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About WestconGroup
WestconGroup, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. The company goes to market under the Comstor and Westcon brands. WestconGroup’s teams are located in 60+ countries around the globe, create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. WestconGroup’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, Check Point, F5, Palo Alto and Blue Coat, among others.

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About Cirrity
Cirrity is a channel-only, Cisco Powered cloud service provider with locations throughout the continental United States. With industry leading SLAs and high performance infrastructure, combined with a security and compliance focus (HIPAA, PCI, CSA STAR, ISO 27001, SOC Type 2), we provide partners and their customers with a secure and highly available Cisco platform to leverage the advantages of cloud computing. Cirrity provides exceptional service with the goal of building long-term, mutually successful relationships.

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