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Cisilion, Azlan and EMC work together to deliver enhanced enterprise storage solutions

Leading systems integrator, value distributor and storage vendor are collaborating to meet customer needs for transformation and hybrid infrastructure services

London, 15 December 2015 – Cisilion, a leading global systems integrator, is working with Azlan, the enterprise solutions and services distributor, and storage vendor EMC, to complement and extend Cisilion’s existing data centre and hybrid cloud expertise and drive significant new business opportunities.

The collaboration will mean close co-operation between the companies on a number of EMC projects, in which Azlan wills provided pre-sales support, professional services expertise and product fulfilment on the vendor’s solutions to Cisilion, with additional support from EMC itself. Azlan will also become Cisilion’s preferred and sole distribution provider of EMC solutions.

Nick Paul, Sales Director and EMC Executive Sponsor at Cisilion, said: “While Cisilion has been a reseller of other storage providers for many years, EMC is the global leader that will help transform the operations of Cisilion’s customers. This agreement allows us to work more strategically with EMC to help our customers achieve cost reductions while strengthening our own storage propositions.”

Commenting on behalf of Azlan, Paul Milner, EMC Business Manager at the value distributor, stated: “Cisilion is one of the leading integrators of data centre systems and its strong focus on the delivery of new generation IT systems to achieve effective customer transformation is very closely aligned with Azlan’s own approach. This is a powerful collaboration that will drive new opportunities and deliver even more positive outcomes for Cisilion’s end-user customers.”

Kevin Sparks, Director of Alliances, Channel and Distribution at EMC, said: “We made this significant investment in Cisilion due to their presence in the City of London, their expertise in data centre and existing premiere partnerships with leading vendors. This extends to far more than just a reseller agreement and we are excited to have this fast-growing company as a key partner.”

Cisilion’s strategic partner ecosystem, which already includes Cisco, Microsoft, Riverbed and Dell, enables the systems integrator to protect, extend and secure its customers’ hybrid data centres in a cloud-protected world.

Through this initiative, Cisilion, Azlan and EMC plan to deliver comprehensive solutions that will help end-user clients reduce the cost of operations in terms of management, deployment and data centre costs, whilst helping them reduce the data footprint in remote locations. EMC’s expertise lies in leveraging performance versus capacity, automating provision of market-leading data protection and delivering infrastructure control via simplified reporting.

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About Azlan
Azlan, the Enterprise Division of Tech Data Corporation, is a leading value-added distributor of networking, communications, midrange and enterprise servers, storage, software and unified communications solutions. For more information see www.azlan.com. Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information please contact:
Sara Gemmell
Azlan UK Marketing Director
Tel: 07905 736798
Email: Sara.Gemmell@techdata.co.uk
Twitter: @TDAzlan_UK

About Cisilion
Cisilion is an award winning Global systems integrator and managed service provider, working with clients in over 56 countries across five continents. Partnering with the leading vendors in the Gartner magic quadrant, we design, deliver and manage solutions to meet our client’ IT needs across Hybrid Cloud, Unified Communications, Converged Infrastructure, Security, Work space and Mobility services. Everything we do is focused on robust systems that deliver higher performance, increased availability, and straightforward scalability, resulting in significantly reduced capital and operating expenditure for our clients. Learn more at: www.cisilion.com.

About EMC
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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