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Mart Networks offers Nigerian data centres, SMEs disruptive solution

By Ibukun Igbasan   |   09 August 2017   |   4:10 am


Mart Networks Nigeria Ltd., a leading technology Value Added Distributor has unveiled innovative enterprise solutions for data centres and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.

The Company launched the disruptive solutions during its flagship Partner Event in Lagos, showcasing a range of solutions they currently distribute in Nigeria.

Present at the event were vendor representatives from Siemon, Sophos, and various product managers and management from Mart Networks.

The company, is part of the Mart Networks Group that has a distribution network spanning the Middle East and Africa with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, having a reach in over 20 countries with local presence in eight countries and a partner base of more than a thousand partners.

Speaking at the event meant to empower System Integrators and local businesses with latest technologies, the Managing Director, for Mart Networks, Moiz Maloo, said the company strives on provide leading edge technology to its customers. This is done by partnering with vendors that are leaders in their areas of specialisation ranging from solutions for the enterprise market or even SMB solutions for smaller businesses.

According to Maloo, Mart Networks prides itself in being a one stop for all IT solutions; distributing products for global tech giants like Sophos, Siemon, Arista networks who are leaders in Network Security, Data Centre Cabling and Data Centre switching respectively.

“In addition to these solutions we also distribute other enterprise solutions from Edgecore (Switching and Wireless), 24 Online (Internet Management), Neox (IP PBX). In addition, we partner with vendors such as Netgear a leader in SME networking solutions for Switching, Wireless, Routing and Storage. Aside that, we have GIGANET (Strutured Cabling, SME switches, CCTV), Zycoo (IP PBX) amongst other solutions that needed in the SME space.”

He further disclosed that Mart Networks is also looking at launching a training centre in Nigeria through CLC Africa, a training entity owned by the Mart Networks Group, to help enable partners with training in all aspects of ICT.

Maloo, further stressed the importance of educating the local market on the direction of where the industry is heading.

“We are living in an era where technology seems to control what we do more and more with every passing day. This means the demand for data is growing hence a big demand in IT services and Data centres. This is where the region seems to be heading and urged partners to invest time and resource in the DC space and IOT (Internet of Things),” he said.

On his part, the Regional Head for Siemon, Olajide Olagbenro, spoke about cabling and other data centre solutions that the company offers.

He said buildings are now becoming smart, and many applications like CCTV, lighting, access control and other BMS solutions are moving from their traditional cabling systems to IP based using CAT6A and CAT 7A systems.

He urged all stakeholders in new buildings and retrofits to move to the latest cabling systems to ensure their buildings are ready for the future.

SOPHOS Product Manager for Mart Networks, Opeoluwa Ojumu, urged all network owners to pay additional attention to their network security both on the premise and on the cloud.

According to him, with a surge in cyber-attacks by hackers “we all need to be more attentive to the vulnerability of our networks and ensure a full audit is done and then implement security on the network. SOPHOS offers an end to end Network security for both networks and end point.”


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