Zycko achieves Riverbed Authorised Consulting Partnership status
Zycko has announced its new status as a Riverbed Authorised Consulting Partner (RACP).Zycko has distributed the wide area network (WAN) optimisation organisation’s solutions for more than five years, and will now offer authorised Riverbed network design, as well as Riverbed Technology Professional Services (RPS), to increase solution value and benefit its channel partners.
As a Riverbed distribution leader in EMEA, Zycko met the vendor’s criteria for RACP accreditation, which includes at minimum five dedicated post-sales Riverbed consultants within the organisation, expertise and articulation of the WAN optimisation solution, and the ability to service specific geographical areas.
David Galton-Fenzi, Zycko’s group sales and marketing director, commented, ‘We generated significant demand in the UK for Riverbed WAN optimisation solutions throughout the channel. And this accreditation will mean our partners can now offer Riverbed Technology Professional Services through Zycko to complete more sales and provide an even higher quality solution to customers. Year on year, we registered a 65 per cent sales increase in the first quarter of 2011, which reinforces the popularity of this Gartner recognised technology.’
Andreas Hartl, senior channel director, EMEA, added, ‘The channel has always been our sales route and it is essential that we have experts in different regions. Zycko is a key distributor of Riverbed in Northern Europe, and it is only natural the value added distributor became a Riverbed Authorised Consulting Partner.’