Singapore – September 11, 2012 – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its Comstor business unit has officially expanded operations into the Philippines. For more than two decades, Comstor has enabled partners to develop new revenue opportunities by leveraging Cisco’s broad portfolio of products and services.
Westcon Group’s operations in Asia Pacific support partners with unique programs, technical know-how and financial support to accelerate their business across a broad range of technologies. The Comstor expansion enables local operations to deliver the full complement of Cisco solutions – including switches, routers and software – allowing customers to create an inherently intelligent integrated network.
“Since FY2008, we’ve seen revenues across our Asia Pac business grow more than 90 percent. Much of this can be attributed to our strong local presence, supported by a seamless global infrastructure,” said Wendy O’Keeffe, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, Westcon Group. “We’re pleased to now put this powerful combination to work for Cisco – helping drive their presence in this increasingly important region.”
Comstor’s strategy is in alignment with all key areas of the Cisco technology value proposition, including the unified data center, borderless networks and collaboration. Its portfolio of Cisco products range from data center switching and storage to virtualization platforms, virtualized communications, and security.
“The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing markets in Asia, so we see excellent collaboration opportunities with Comstor as we, together, help our customers deploy industry-leading solutions that increase collaboration, productivity and business efficiency,” said Stephen Thomas Misa, Country General Manager for Cisco Philippines.
Comstor’s product offerings are backed by a comprehensive portfolio of services, including world-class logistics, pre-sales, technology integration, marketing services and finance. Albert Tan, Managing Director, ASEAN, says launching Comstor’s presence in the Philippines is critical for the entire company’s growth:
“Establishing Comstor in the Philippines is a major step for Westcon Group – allowing us to offer innovative solutions to a market with major growth potential. With our Cisco-oriented portfolio aligned in a single, global business unit – we can now take advantage of proven business practices and deliver the information and tools necessary to help Cisco-oriented resellers become more competitive.”
Westcon operations in Philippines are led by Country Manager Jessica Powell. With more than 15 years of technology sales and marketing experience in the region, Powell has worked with Cisco data center, core and ICT managed technology for nearly a decade. Powell will report directly to Albert Tan.
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About Westcon Group Westcon Group, Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Brocade, Fujitsu, Polycom, Juniper Networks, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit: www.westcongroup.com.
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