Networks Unlimited Africa, has announced a partnership agreement with Hitachi Vantara, a global data storage systems, software and services provider, that focuses its efforts on information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and the internet of things (IoT).

Hitachi Vantara is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi.

Marcel Fouché, networking and storage general manager at Networks Unlimited Africa, says: “We are extremely pleased to announce this new partnership with Hitachi Vantara throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The company covers several areas, with a product line alone of some 40,000 items. This high-end offering includes IoT, data analytics, digital transformation, hybrid cloud, storage and applications, as well as several other industry solutions.

“Networks Unlimited Africa is a highly focused distributor and we bolster this with our professional services. All of our products are highly rated by Gartner, and so too is Hitachi Vantara – as such, it fitted our business profile perfectly.”

As a business, Hitachi Vantara combines over 100 years of experience in OT and more than 60 years in IT, to assist enterprises to store, enrich, activate and monetise their data, thereby helping to improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams and lower their business costs.

Fouché adds, “Hitachi Vantara mainly offers storage solutions for enterprises and midsize organisations, but also includes other hardware, software, data analytics and consultation services for many areas of IT and businesses within its portfolio. Its compatibility with the rest of the Networks Unlimited Africa’s networking and storage portfolio is proving to be phenomenal, and in addition, it dovetails well with the other products across our entire stable.”

The promise of Hitachi Vantara is to ‘help find the hidden value in data, which in turn reveals the path to intelligent innovation’. The company aims to aid businesses ‘to manage their data to realise outcomes that matter’, and as such, offers data management, analytics and industrial expertise all rolled into one solution provider.

“As we know, data is one of the most valuable resources in the modern world, and as we strive to deal with today’s information explosion, it is apt for Networks Unlimited Africa to now find itself partnering with a company that assists in its management and optimisation. We look forward to offering the multi-faceted solutions of Hitachi Vantara to our customers,” concludes Fouché.