Western Digital has appointed CMS Distribution as a new partner as it extends its reach into the UK.
WD says it will now strengthen its UK footprint by specifically catering to the rising demand for NAS solutions from the growing Small-to-Medium Business (SMB) storage market.
CMS will focus on the supply and support of WD’s SMB product family, which includes the WD Sentinel DX4000. The firm has an extensive reseller network of some 2,000 active storage and infrastructure channel partners.
CMS offers a broad range of SMB storage technologies and also builds specific NAS systems based on OEM agreements with various chassis providers and will be integrating the WD Red NAS specific hard drives into its systems.
“The UK’s NAS storage market, while rapidly growing, is still underserved. This presents immense long-term growth opportunities to WD,” explained Sukh Dhillon, Senior Sales Manager UK for SMB. “CMS Distribution has been appointed to help drive WD based solutions into the UK.”
“Partnering with WD on their SMB-focussed WD Sentinel NASportfolio further bolsters our already established position as the leading UK NAS distributor,” said Nick Preston, Commercial Director CMS Distribution Ltd. “We are delighted to be working with a market-leading storage manufacturer in WD and are excited about the strength such a brand brings to our portfolio. The WD Sentinel range of products offers cutting-edge technology and their relationship with industry leaders such as Intel and Microsoft provides an excellent new platform and margin opportunity to our network of resellers. We are looking forward to forming a long-lasting relationship in such a key category for the newly-formed CMS Distribution Group.”
WD Sentinel NAS Solutions are available from CMS Distribution in 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 12TB, and 16TB capacities. 4TB demo units are available for only £395. This offer is limited to one per customer and ends March 29th.
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