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Westcon CEO: We'll continue to invest in Datastor

01 Mar 10

President and CEO of Westcon Group, Dean Douglas, spoke to The Channel today about the company’s plans to make Datastor the number one distributor in New Zealand.

Douglas (pictured), along with Datastor CEO Dave Rosenberg, spoke of plans to increase trans-Tasman vendor opportunities. Rosenberg said that the company will add a number of new vendors in the coming weeks. The company recently signed on F5 Networks.

The two companies are aiming to bring the vendor-focused strategy of Westcon and the customer-focused strategy of Datastor together to offer a “unique value proposition for the channel community”, according to Rosenberg.

Rosenberg added that Datastor is on track to become a $100 million plus company and believes that the firm’s upcoming set of financial results will exceed expectations.

Datastor was the only acquisition in 2009 for Westcon, but Douglas hopes to look at more mergers in the future. 

Westcon announced its purchase of Auckland-based Datastor last October in a move it said would expand its offerings in data centre, virtualisation and storage technology.