The HPE asset acquisition by SUSE is finally complete!
The acquisition of technology and talent from Hewlett Packard Enterprise by SUSE, first announced towards the end of 2016 has been concluded.
The open-source software company will use the assets to improve on its current solutions and open the door for the company to enter the Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service market.
The consolidation of these two portfolios will provide customers with a holistic solution capable of meeting all their software-defined needs. This is not just a great acquisition for SUSE, as HPE has named SUSE one of its preferred open source partners and have entered into a non-exclusive agreement in which HPE may use SUSE’s PaaS technology in HPE’s Helion OpenStack and Helion Stackato solutions.
Magda Hanekom, Business Unit Manager for SUSE at Axiz, is very excited that the acquisition is finalised. “We can now confidently incorporate both portfolios into our offerings and provide our customers with the best possible products and services. This is a huge step forward for us as a distributor as well, having two great products working together towards a common goal like this.”
For more information about these combined offerings from Axiz, contact us on 011 237 7000 or visit our website www.axiz.com
AxizWorkgroup was formed in April 2011 when Axiz – a leading hardware distributor – and Workgroup – a powerful software distributor – joined forces to take their expertise and best-of-breed practices to the African market.
Axiz, a leading distributor of world class hardware products as well as its own branded range, opened its doors in 1989. The company’s commitment to a strict channel-only policy was extended into the merger. Workgroup was also established in 1989 when it was appointed as the first Microsoft distributor in South Africa.
Workgroup was well known within the South African IT market as a successful specialist knowledge distributor of software and value-based hardware products. Workgroup’s core strength was rooted in being able to predict and integrate with its vendors and resellers’ needs. Known for offering extensive dealer reach with on-going and consistent market penetration, Workgroup brought this key factor into the new entity.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Pinnacle Holdings Group of Companies, the AxizWorkgroup joint entity is positioned to powerfully contribute to the group vision to be the most respected provider of ICT products and services to the African continent based on superior domain knowledge underscored by unparalleled service commitment.read more