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Cloud Computing & Virtualization Summit, June 13th -15th @ the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

  1. 1. CLOUD COMPUTING & VIRTUALISATION SUMMIT SPONSORS JUNE 13TH -15TH AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, NAIROBI, KENYACisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are anessential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Cisco hardware, software,and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make these networks possible, givingindividuals, companies, and countries easy access to information anywhere, at any time. In addition,Cisco has pioneered the use of the Internet in its own business practice and offers consulting servicesbased on its experience to help other organizations around the world.Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. This year,the company celebrates 20 years of commitment to technology innovation, industry leadership, andcorporate social responsibility. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have led in the innovationof Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. This tradition of IP innovation continues withthe development of industry-leading products in the core technologies of routing and switching, alongwith Advanced Technologies in areas such as home networking, IP telephony, optical networking,security, storage area networking, and wireless technology. In addition to its products, Cisco provides abroad range of service offerings, including technical support and advanced services. Cisco sells itsproducts and services, both directly through its own sales force as well as through its channel partners,to large enterprises, commercial businesses, service providers, and consumers.As a company, Cisco operates on core values of customer focus and corporate social responsibility. Weexpress these values through global involvement in educational, community, and philanthropic efforts.
  2. 2. CLOUD COMPUTING & VIRTUALISATION SUMMIT SPONSORS JUNE 13TH -15TH AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, NAIROBI, KENYAParallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing forconsumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating system, andvirtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 800 employees inNorth America, Europe, and Asia.Parallels market segments include:Consumers — Already used by more than a million customers worldwide, Parallels Desktop for Macvirtualization technology is revolutionizing the way we use computers. Consumers also use ParallelsAutomation and Parallels Plesk Panels for building and managing personal websites.Businesses — Small to medium and large businesses rely on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (and soonParallels Server), Parallels Infrastructure Manager, and Parallels Automation to optimize their IT onpremise plus Parallels virtualization and automation through service providers.SaaS — Application software vendors, hosting providers, and end users use Parallels VirtuozzoContainers, the Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels Operations Automation, and Parallels BusinessAutomation to enable software-as-a-service as an attractive new computing model.Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS) — Parallels’ virtualization and automation solutions enable cloudcomputing scenarios for hosting providers. Parallels IaaS allows delivery of IT infrastructure to SMBs anddevelopers.Hosting — Parallels virtualization and automation solutions are used by more than 10,000 hostingproviders and their customers worldwide to deliver optimized hosting services based on ParallelsVirtuozzo Containers (and soon Parallels Server), Parallels Plesk products, and Parallels Automation.
  3. 3. CLOUD COMPUTING & VIRTUALISATION SUMMIT SPONSORS JUNE 13TH -15TH AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, NAIROBI, KENYAVeeam® Software, an Elite VMware Technology Alliance partner and a Microsoft managed partner,develops innovative products for virtual infrastructure management and data protection. Customers canreduce costs, minimize risks and fully realize the promise of virtualization with Veeam.Veeam is an international company with global headquarters in Baar, Switzerland; North Americanheadquarters in Columbus, Ohio USA; EMEA headquarters in Paris, France; and APAC headquarters inSydney, NSW Australia. Veeam has more than 39,000 customers worldwide. The company’s freeFastSCP™ tool is used by more than 150,000 VMware professionals, making it the most widely used toolto help manage VMware.The company was founded in 2006 by the team previously behind Aelita Software, well known for itsWindows Server management solutions. In 2008, Veeam acquired nworks, adding solutions that bridgethe gap between VMware and enterprise management systems from Microsoft and HP.Veeam is rapidly expanding its presence and its partner network around the world and will continue tooffer innovative and practical solutions to help IT professionals better manage their VMware vSphereand Microsoft Hyper-V virtual infrastructures.Product Line:Veeam Backup & Replication™ with vPower™ provides advanced Virtualization-Powered DataProtection™. It is the #1 VM Backup solution and supports both VMware and Hyper-V.Veeam ONE™ is a single, easy-to-use and powerful solution that provides 24x7 real-time monitoring,performance analysis, resource optimization and management reporting for VMware and Hyper-V. Builtfrom Veeam Monitor™, Reporter™ and Business View™, Veeam ONE affordably delivers the capabilitiesthat matter most to virtualization administrators.Veeam extends deep VMware monitoring to Microsoft System Center with Veeam Management Pack™(MP) and to HP Operations Manager with Veeam Smart Plug-in™ (SPI). With over 1200 deploymentsworldwide, Veeam MP and SPI help businesses manage physical and virtual infrastructures, applicationsand dependencies from a single console, eliminating the need for additional monitoring frameworks.
  4. 4. CLOUD COMPUTING & VIRTUALISATION SUMMIT SPONSORS JUNE 13TH -15TH AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, NAIROBI, KENYAWestcon Africa, a part of the Westcon Global group, is a leading value-added distributor of advancedtechnologies, data centre technologies, enterprise mobility, power and printing solutions. We align ourgrowth initiatives with our partners to take full advantage of the regions business potential and leveragethe aggressive ICT adoption by end users to drive profitability.This position is evident when considering that Westcon is the largest Cisco Advanced TechnologiesPartner globally. Based on this business positioning strategy Westcon Africa has established Comstorand two other strategic business units, namely, Data Centre and Mobility to ensure focus anddevelopment of our Vendor and Reseller relations.The company was formed in late 2007 when Westcon bought the Sparnoon-Dynatech group and JetDistribution.Westcon Africa operates from ten African locations, namely: Angola, Cameroon, Dubai, Ghana, Kenya,Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, including a marketing and logistics office inSouth Africa, with additional logistics offices in the UK and Dubai.Westcon Africa forms part of the global distribution group of advanced networking and communicationsconvergence products (Westcon and Westcon Emerging Markets); ICT infrastructure solutions andservices (Logicalis); and consulting services (Analysys Mason and Intact). Datatec, Westcon Africasholding company, is registered in South Africa and its shares are listed in Johannesburg and London. TheGroup has over 4100 employees around the world (as at February 2009) and in the FY09 the groupreported revenues of $4.2 billion and operating profit of $91.1 million.