Schneider Electric has announced the launch of its APC technology partners initiative, expanding its portfolio of solutions by partnering with innovative technology providers to deliver to resellers comprehensive and proven approaches to achieving high availability and increased resiliency at the edge. Available today are solutions for unified threat management, Back-up and disaster recovery, and 4G/LTE Routing, all of which are available directly through APC to any IT reseller.
The initiative is said to bring together multiple technology companies to help customers address the challenges of minimising downtime, protecting data, and ensuring connectivity in today’s hybrid IT environments. The initiative is currently available in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and France, and will be expanded to other countries in the future.
Targeted to small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients, each of these business continuity solutions are said to combine reliable hardware and software with advanced cloud interfaces for simplified deployment and remote monitoring and management. These solutions have been validated by APC and represent a fast-growing market segment for IT resellers.
IT resellers who take advantage of the APC Technology Partner offers are promised to have peace of mind in knowing they can confidently extend their portfolio beyond physical hardware to more complex, value-added software and services. Access to these solutions is said to enable the creation of new revenue streams while reducing the number of strategic suppliers with which an IT reseller must work.
“Many of our resellers are looking to add value to their offerings with technology that has already been vetted and can deliver new revenue opportunities,” says Pankaj Sharma, senior vice president of home and business networks, Schneider Electric. “By taking advantage of the offerings in the APC Technology Partners Initiative, IT resellers will be able to offer innovative solutions that address the most pressing challenges their customers are facing, supported by the strong brand and leadership of APC in the market.”