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Raritan Appoints itX as an Australian Distributor

  • 04 June, 2007 09:56

<p>Raritan, a leading global provider of IT infrastructure management solutions including KVM switches, serial console servers, and remote power management devices, announced today it has appointed itX Group Limited as an Australian distributor.</p>
<p>Raritan Australia and itX signed the distribution agreement on May 9th, 2007 and itX are expected to begin processing Raritan orders the week commencing May 28th.</p>
<p>"itX is excited about the partnership,” said Greg Newman, General Manager of Distribution, itX. “We are particularly impressed with the level of local support as well as the leads, training, marketing support and deal registration discounts offered by Raritan Australia’s Certified Partner Program. We regularly receive KVM queries from Sun resellers and believe Raritan's enterprise-level range of IT infrastructure management solutions represent new opportunities for our partners.”</p>
<p>Gary Hull, Raritan’s Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand said, “The growing demand for IT infrastructure management solutions has compelled Raritan to expand its Certified Partner Program to include a greater number of Tier 1 System Integrators and VARs (value-added resellers) to service ASX200 companies, as well as an extensive base of federal and state government agencies throughout Australia.”</p>
<p>“Throughout the selection process, itX demonstrated a high-level of experience, capability and focus in providing high standards in servicing and supporting a Tier 1 VAR network. Of equal importance, is itX’s current vendor portfolio which compliments Raritan’s enterprise-level IT infrastructure management solutions. We are delighted to publically announce itX’s introduction as one of our two local Australian Distributors."</p>
<p>According to Hull, many organisations within the public and private sectors, as well as a range of government agencies are facing higher expectations in terms of improvements of service delivery and performance, though with less in terms of tighter operational budgets.</p>
<p>“By offering Australian companies solutions that significantly simplify and reduce the complexity and cost associated with IT infrastructure management, Raritan's solutions assist IT managers in addressing these challenges.” Hull said.</p>
<p>Raritan has achieved significant double-digit growth in Australian and New Zealand over the past three years and the outlook remains positive. Raritan Australia also opened a new North Sydney office in March and has expanded the local sales and support teams to include several new appointments.</p>
<p><b>About Raritan</b></p>
<p>Raritan was established in 1985 and is a leading global provider of enterprise, analogue and digital KVM switches, serial console control, remote access and IT infrastructure management solutions. Based in New Jersey, Raritan is a privately held corporation with offices in over 38 countries.</p>
<p>With a Raritan solution businesses of all sizes can monitor and manage thousands of computers, servers, and other network devices while cutting costs on hardware, energy consumption, physical space, security, and personnel. Raritan’s products are flexible, scalable, reliable, highly secure, easy to set up and easy to use.</p>
<p>After two decades of profitable growth and technical innovation, Raritan products are used to control millions of servers at more than 50,000 data centres from global enterprises to small businesses around the world. International clients include IBM, Intel, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, the United States Post Office, and NASA. Local clients include Department of Defence, Optus, La Trobe University, Ego Pharmaceuticals &amp; Channel 9.</p>
<p><b>About itX Group</b></p>
<p>itX Group, a wholly owned Australian company, is one of the leading distributors of information technology and business solutions to the Australian reseller channel. itX Group differentiates itself by offering a total business solution based not only on a portfolio of world-class products, but by also providing its partners with value-added services that stimulate business growth. itX Group’s head office and warehouse is located in Sydney with branch offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.</p>
<p>itX Group offers its customers a complete range of best of breed IT solutions encompassing Server Based Computing, Data Management, Systems, Security, Development and Collaboration.</p>
<p><b>Media Contacts</b></p>
<p>Jessie Jin</p>
<p>Kinetics PR</p>
<p>T: (02) 9212-3848</p>
<p>E: jessie@kinetics.com.au</p>
<p>Gary Hull</p>
<p>Director of Sales, Australia &amp; New Zealand</p>
<p>Raritan</p>
<p>T: (03) 9866 6887</p>
<p>M: 0419 282 141</p>
<p>E: gary.hull@raritan.com</p>
<p>Paul Sadler</p>
<p>Marketing Manager</p>
<p>ItX Group Ltd</p>
<p>T: 02 8875 0500</p>
<p>E: paul.sadler@itX.com.au</p>

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