NetApp Partners with The Value Systems to Expand Offerings to Mid-Sized and Large Enterprise Organizations

Bangkok - October 26, 2009 - NetApp (Thailand) Ltd. has combined forces with leading IT distributor The Value Systems Co., Ltd. to strengthen its position in the Mid-Sized and Large Enterprise segment with NetApp's unified storage architecture and storage efficiency offerings to help customers achieve cost savings and value.

NetApp has appointed The Value Systems Co., Ltd., as its Value-Added Distributor in Thailand with the intent to expand market reach by providing a comprehensive partner infrastructure to recruit, enable and motivate new partners.

According to Khun Weera Areeratanasak, Country Manager, NetApp Thailand, "The Value Systems has extensive experience and strong reseller network for every market segment. It has successfully promoted NetApp products in government and manufacturing sectors. Today The Value Systems is expanding its contribution to NetApp's long-term success by reaching out to the Mid-Sized and Large Enterprise segment."

Khun Somsak Pejthaveeporndej, President of The Value Systems said "NetApp's range of storage offerings are unique because they have their own software to manage and increase utilization and efficiency. From our interactions with customers and partners, we see current market trends towards virtualization, backup and de-duplication, and we are confident that enterprise storage from NetApp provides best-of-breed technology for a customer's data center and disaster recovery requirements. Our selected resellers have strong knowledge, capability, and readiness to extend the support needed by our customers in the Enterprise market. We have also provided a solution center for our resellers and vendors to utilize for trainings and product tests to demonstrate the NetApp solutions to customers."

"The storage market in Thailand continues to have opportunities. The main target groups will be the banks, finance institutions, airports, schools, hospitals, as well as CCTV projects from the Bangkok Metropolitan which will be expanded to other provinces in the near future. These projects have immense storage requirements and NetApp storage is definitely the best-in-class for our customers' needs to manage data and information," Khun Somsak added.

NetApp recently announced new enhancements to the NetApp Partner Program, formerly known as the VIP Program, with the introduction of new infrastructure and enablement tools to help make doing business with NetApp easier for partners.

"NetApp is dedicated to working with The Value Systems to invest in our partners to further their businesses and open new opportunities," said Khun Weera. "High-impact enablement tools such as the NetApp Field Portal and Campaign Express make it easier for our partners to build their own marketing campaigns and gain easy access to selling tools, allowing them to stay focused on being the trusted advisor to their customers and NetApp continues to strengthen our long-term partner relationships."

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