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First Distribution announces the addition of Riverbed Xirrus to its solutions offering

First Distribution announces the addition of Riverbed Xirrus to its solutions offering

First Distribution, South Africa's leading distributor for datacentre, enterprise and cloud solutions, today announced the addition of Riverbed Xirrus to its range of solution offerings.

Xirrus recently joined the Riverbed family – expanding the wireless & wired LAN capabilities of Riverbed SteelConnect. Xirrus' solutions are also designed to dynamically adapt to the real-time demands of all-wireless connectivity across industries.

Tony Abrahall, Director - First Distribution, conveys the company's enthusiasm about the expanded partnership with Riverbed. "We are really excited to have Xirrus as one of our offerings, enabling us to add significant value to our networking solutions. First Distribution's mission is all about delivering first class solutions and first class service in conjunction with our vendors, and we look forward to building a productive relationship with the Riverbed Xirrus team."

Riverbed's Hanli Wood, Channel Sales Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa, shared this sentiment: "With the Xirrus acquisition it offers Riverbed partners and customers an exciting opportunity to create a SD-WAN solution with Riverbed SteelConnect, that covers the core to the edge of the network by integrating a robust and proven suite of advanced, high density and cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions. We are pleased to be partnering with First Distribution to offer our broader solutions including WAN optimisation and visibility to the market."

In closing, Cobus Trauernicht, Riverbed Brand Manager – First Distribution, adds: "Many of our partners and customers are already witnessing that with Riverbed's wireless and SD-WAN solution, you get a unified network fabric that extends connectivity to the cloud, data centre, WAN, wired & wireless LAN. No matter where your applications or users are, you will enjoy a consistent approach to your network infrastructure."

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