Zycko opens Riverbed lab

News Nov 15, 2012

Distributor launches first Riverbed IT performance lab in EMEA

Riverbed (NASDAQ:RVBD) distributor Zycko has opened the doors to the vendor’s first IT Performance lab outside of the US.

The lab at Zycko’s UK HQ – which can be accessed remotely from any location in EMEA – allows channel partners to test and demo Riverbed solutions on a system configured to mirror customer networks, providing a ‘live’ snapshot of potential impacts and benefits.

“By accessing Zycko’s lab, companies will be able to simulate a virtual environment that will mirror theirs and show the real-time benefits of using Riverbed performance solutions to bridge the branch and datacentre networks,” says Nino D’Auria, vice president of channel sales in EMEA at Riverbed.

“Riverbed has made a significant impact in the UK since we introduced them to the channel in 2005,” adds Darran Clare, head of IP services at Zycko (pictured). “A dedicated facility in which Zycko’s resellers can experiment with Riverbed performance solutions was a natural step forward following the success of our fixed demonstration lab.

“This new lab allows resellers to request a specific network configuration, log in remotely, and then demonstrate performance solutions to their customers. We’re making this facility available to all Riverbed resellers throughout EMEA that are engaged with Zycko.”

Earlier this week Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced it had signed up as a Riverbed Authorised Support Partner (RASP) to deliver support to its UK partners for Riverbed’s WAN optimisation range.

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