Enabling Partners across Africa

First Distribution now offers the entire Microsoft cloud across Africa

It is with great excitement that First Distribution, South Africa's leading distributor of data centre and enterprise solutions, announces their focus on the African market during the next year. With more than 14 years’ experience as a South African Software Distributor in Microsoft Service Provider Licensing Agreements (SPLA) and now Cloud Solutions Provider, First Distribution has a wealth of experience in the industry.

Aiding partners with all types of licensing activities, First Distribution has long been known for the value and support they provide to partners.

First Distribution reseller channel has a higher, more relevant profile than the average SMB reseller, having supplied cloud technology to their customers at some point. According to Kevin Derman – Director of Cloud at First Distribution, the impact that cloud technology is making on the African continent, is huge. “Nigeria is already displaying a great blend of cloud products being consumed than other, more developed countries - showing their ability to leap-frog technologies in a similar way they did with the cellular industry. First Distribution, through First for Cloud, is excited to be able to bring the best of breed global and local cloud solutions to these countries, and to enable resellers to address the needs of their customers through their very own cloud stores.”

First Distribution has established key strategic relationships and put commitments in place with "New Age" vertical market players, providing access to over 440 000 SMB customers in South Africa; and now has the ability to drive the Microsoft Cloud into the rest of Africa. Brett Stevens, General Manager – Africa, sees great potential in First Distribution’s appointment as an official Microsoft Cloud distributor in Africa. “Resellers and their customers have been early adopters of Cloud Solutions, and the First for Cloud platform allows our partners a simple one stop solution to delivery of Cloud Technologies and services.We will continue to offer value through enablement and close sales support of our Resellers throughout Africa.”

The offering extends to digital assets and brokerage services, which enables partners to actively and effectively support their customers with their licensing requirements.

The key focus markets will include Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Mauritius, but does not exclude markets in the rest of West, East and Central Africa.

About First Distribution’s role, Derman commented, “We see our role as enablers, as being able to add tremendous value to our partners and elevating their businesses into the true multi-cloud world that their customers are demanding”.

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For more information on First Distribution’s range of Office 365 solutions, please contact us on Microsoft.Cloud@firstdistribution.com

For more information on First Distribution’s range of BitTitan solutions, please contact Brett Stevens on Brett.Stevens@firstdistribution.com