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Blade appoints Australasian distributor

04 Jun 2010

US-based Blade Network Technologies has named Sydney-based Observatory Crest as its distributor for Australia and New Zealand.

Observatory Crest will distribute Blade’s Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10Gb) RackSwitch product range, VMready network virtualisation and BladeHarmony Manager software.

The partnership will also address the growing market for 10Gb Ethernet networking in Australasia enterprise datacentres.

Peter Hall, Blade's VP and General Manager of Asia Pacific, said, “Observatory Crest brings valuable experience in the enterprise network infrastructure space, not only in Australia, but also in New Zealand and Oceania. As Blade seeks to establish a stronger presence in New Zealand and Oceania and expand our presence in Australia, we want to work with a partner that shares our vision and philosophies and complements our strengths and focus.”

Martin Christmas, Co-Founder for Observatory Crest, added, “Our partnership with Blade will give us, our resellers and their customers access to a reputable and established datacentre switch vendor that has demonstrated its growing commitment to and investment in Australasia and Asia Pacific."