Vertiv has launched an enhanced partner program for Africa that will empower local distributors and resellers to meet complex customer demands within the data center space and beyond.
The enhanced partner program provides its local network of expert distributors and resellers with everything needed for success, including discounts, joint marketing opportunities, and partner enablement tools.
Jacqui Gradwell, field marketing director for Africa at Vertiv noted that “The African data center sector is set to see major growth over the next few years, with the region being referred to as the next frontier for the industry. In fact, a report released earlier this year by research company Arizton Advisory and Intelligence states that the local data center construction market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.7 percent, reaching USD 1.40 billion by 2028.”
“The report maintains that this intensifying development is due to a number of factors, including the adoption of 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), government incentives, and smart city initiatives. In particular, it notes increasing cloud investment in the region, with particular reference to countries such as Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa,” she continues. “Vertiv continues to grow our business in the African region, and our network of partners, distributors, and resellers here is vital to achieving this.”
Vertiv’s portfolio offers access to one of the largest incremental opportunities in IT from core brands including Avocent®, Cybex™, Geist™ and Liebert®.
The Vertiv Partner Program comprises five reseller membership tiers: Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite. Each level brings with it benefits to partners, such as access to the Vertiv partner portal, which brings together all of the resources partners need to engage with the Vertiv team. This includes a Leads Dashboard, access to the Vertiv Learning Platform, virtual and augmented reality tools, project assistance, and use of the Vertiv Marketing Center.
In addition, partners are able to quickly and easily design the best solution for their customers using the Vertiv™ Solution Designer and Product Selector Tool.
“Vertiv is committed to providing an industry-leading partner programme to give our African partners all of the support they need,” Gradwell concludes.