VMware, an international market leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has confirmed the recognition of Integr8, South Africa’s largest privately owned managed ICT services provider, as an Enterprise partner within the VMware Partner Network.

This elevates Integr8’s profile as a leading global provider of services and solutions, enabling the company to offer its growing client base the benefits of access to VMware’s extensive line of products and solutions.

The product line covers a number of strategic business markets including the datacentre, the BackOffice server infrastructure, consumer desktops, end-user computing, IT Business Management and infrastructure & operations management.

VMware’s solution portfolio has been designed to help businesses manoeuvre strategically and adapt to ever-changing market conditions and a technology and information-driven commercial environment.

According to the executive management at Integ8, virtualisation and cloud computing are generally considered major industry influences and game changers.

“Our status as an accredited Enterprise Solution provider means that we have the benefits of an alliance that will support the delivery of customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery,” says Robert Sussman, joint CEO at Integr8.

VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. The company’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control.

With more than 300,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware solutions are designed to help organisations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.

“Being part of the VMware Solution Provider Program gives us access to resources that can help us drive both license and services business, create new opportunities, increase profitability and close deals more quickly. As an Enterprise level partner Integr8 confirms its extensive expertise in working with VMware technologies. This internationally recognised level of competency reinforces our support to our customers and ensures greater access to service IPs and support in building VMware virtualization business,” Sussman adds.

Nadine Rodriguez, Partner Business Manager, says, “Integr8 has met our requirements for certification at a technical level and has the technical competence to install, configure and support our entire Enterprise suite of products.”