10/24/2016: ARTEC IT Solutions signs distribution agreement with api

Even more VAD support for resellers and system houses to support the continuous growth course

Karben, 24.10.2016 - The solutions of ARTEC IT Solutions are now also available via the distributor api Computerhandels GmbH. The German specialist for "BIG DATA", eDiscovery, digital information management and legally secure long-term archiving has concluded a cooperation agreement with api (http://www.api.de) for this purpose, which primarily involves the value-added division of the Aachen-based distributor.

In the future, api will also distribute ARTEC product series such as the information management system VSTOR®, the archiving solution EMA® as well as the VSTOR® Vault storage solutions to specialist dealers, IT service providers and system houses. In addition, api will support ARTEC partners in technical and sales issues in the future. api is active throughout Europe with subsidiaries in Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and France.

Udo Schillings, sales manager VAD at api Computerhandels GmbH, comments:

"Digital transformation, as well as the increasing challenge of meeting the ever-increasing growth of data in the most meaningful, efficient, and economical way possible, is creating demand for many of our customers in segments such as Big Data, eDiscovery, and Information Management. ARTEC IT Solutions' innovative approach therefore fits perfectly into our VAD division, which we are gradually expanding and which is characterized by a strong focus on security, network and compliance issues. Another decisive factor for the partnership was the variety of licensing options, as the solutions can be operated either on-premise, from the cloud or in the company's own data center, depending on requirements. We see further advantages in the geographical proximity to ARTEC, the "Made in Germany" factor and the perfect complement to our solutions business. At the same time, this closes the circle to many of our products, for example in the area of server and storage systems, so that we can now offer optimally fitting, holistic solutions together with ARTEC. Our goal is to jointly implement an active sales and marketing strategy towards the end customer."

"The cooperation with api is against the background of our continuous growth course", says Ramon J. Baca Gonzalez, Sales Manager EMEA of ARTEC IT Solutions AG. "From our point of view, api combines the advantages of a broadline wholesaler with the benefits of a specialized value-added distribution with trained, competent employees who have a great deal of product knowledge - a hybrid model that we see as very promising for the future. When selecting this additional wholesale partner, we also made sure that it complemented our existing distribution landscape in a meaningful way, both thematically and industry-specifically, in order to cover the market together in the best possible way and to exploit growth potential."

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