Vertiv and TechAccess partner to boost African IT infrastructure solutions

Vertiv, a provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has announced a distribution agreement with TechAccess, a leading information technology company based in South Africa. This agreement, targeting customers in sub-Saharan Africa, allows TechAccess to distribute Vertiv’s integrated rack solutions portfolio designed for the enterprise sector and to support critical infrastructure systems.

Vertiv says the distribution agreement supports its growth strategy for the African market: to combine the company’s comprehensive product portfolio and TechAccess’ long-standing experience in providing solutions and products for various sectors.

The TechAccess portfolio will be complemented with Vertiv’s edge data centre solutions including uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS), racks, rack power distribution units (rPDUs), keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) switches, integrated cabinets and rows, infrastructure monitoring and services.

Vertiv cites the Data Centres in Africa Focus Report, which suggests that revenue from the African data centre market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 12% from 2019 to 2025, to reach $3 billion. Increasing demand for cloud-based services and modular data centre solutions from organisations, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises and government agencies, will underpin the market, with more than 70% of African organisations estimated to shift to the cloud by 2025.

Integrated solutions covered by the agreement include Vertiv SmartCabinet, a self-contained micro data centre born largely out of demand from warehousing, education, government, and retail customers; and Vertiv SmartRow, a full self-contained modular data centre designed to simplify IT deployments in indoor spaces.

Additionally, TechAccess has leveraged the tools and training available through the Vertiv Partner Programme. The company has trained and certified technicians who execute installations on specific Vertiv products. Their technicians also attend training sessions for regular product updates that Vertiv shares as part of its Partner Programme.