First Distribution gives resellers the opportunity to work with the world’s biggest public cloud providers, partnering with IBM, Oracle, AWS and Microsoft.

These hyperscalers can be provisioned on to partners’s webstores and accessed by their customers, says Chris Richardson, General Manager: Cloud and Hosting at First Distribution.

“Remember, First for Cloud is an aggregated marketplace where we offer best-of-breed public and private clouds.”


First Distribution – Microsoft Azure

First Distribution is the leading value-added distributor in Africa. Its highly certified Azure team will help your internal stakeholders with Azure product, sales and technical enablement. These sessions include alignment with Azure capabilities, sales plays, strategic opportunities as well as well as on-demand requirements.

Through its highly skilled resources, First Distribution has the ability in supporting your sales and technical teams from an Azure pre-sales perspective. Each opportunity goes through a process to identify the business requirement with the distributor’s support. This may include an environment assessment which First Distribution can facilitate. The team can then also offer support with Azure cost estimates, solution architecture.

Microsoft Indirect CSP Resellers can leverage through First Distribution’s investment in Microsoft Advanced support. This is critical as part of logging tickets with Microsoft, getting priority and is specific to partners who need elevated, cloud-focused support for growing their businesses and supporting their customers.

First Distribution offers Cloudcheckr and VMware CloudHealth as a value-added tooling for partners end-user customers. This facilitates the requirements to analyse and manage cloud cost, usage, security, and governance in one place. It is designed to help an organisation increase its visibility into and across public cloud infrastructure.


First Distribution – AWS

Cloud is the future, let AWS be your guide.

Whether you’re looking for compute power, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, AWS and First Distribution have the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.

First Distribution can help you build your infrastructure in the cloud using a structured approach. From a simple WordPress blog to complex multi-tier environments, the distributor has the expertise to assist with designing your architectures in the cloud. Whether it’s a Green Field Project or a migration from on-premises to the cloud, First Distribution can help build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for your applications, based on the principle of a Well-Architected Framework.

First Distribution works with cloud architects to build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible. Creating a software system is a lot like constructing a building. If the foundation is not solid, structural problems can undermine the integrity and function of the building. First Distribution can help you with the AWS Well-Architected Framework and will assist you in fixing all the major and minor issues that the Well-Architected Framework tool reports so that you can be reassured that your applications are always available and secure.

These services pave the way for innovation and supporting world-changing projects in enterprise, SMB corporate, government, education, non-profit, and healthcare organisations.

Government, education, non-profit, and healthcare organisations face unique challenges to accomplish complex missions with limited resources. Which is why corporate and public sector leaders who are looking to engage in true cloud computing projects turn to the power and speed of Amazon Web Services (AWS) when they want to serve citizens more effectively, achieve scientific breakthroughs, reach broader constituents, and put more of their time and resources into their core missions.

As a partner you can lead this innovation through leveraging off the First Distribution and AWS partnership.


First Distribution – IBM Cloud

First Distribution and IBM jointly provide complex ICT solutions to enterprise and SME markets, focused on data centre, virtualisation, hosted applications and cloud-based services, database and middleware, security and network Infrastructure – all supported by unparalleled expertise.

Together, First Distribution and IBM Cloud can assist by capturing the true value of cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) for your business. In doing so, they bring together market-leading security, enterprise scalability, and open innovation for increased agility and continuity with IBM Cloud and Redhat.


First Distribution – Oracle Cloud

Start offering the most powerful unified cloud solution available. Your customers need to find a service that redefines how they modernise, innovate and compete in the world today; something that allows users and developers to cost-effectively build, deploy, and manage workloads seamlessly in the cloud and on premise.

Save costs on IT maintenance with Oracle cloud services. Partner with Oracle and First Distribution to make sure your customers have access to the best integrated cloud platform using Oracle cloud services.

Oracle has a deep product portfolio across all applications, platforms and infrastructure – giving customers the freedom to build their own path to the cloud so they can spend less time maintaining and more time on innovation.