Exclusive Group Extends BigTec Cloud Transformation Portfolio with Global Elastifile Partnership

New vendor sign-up stretches the boundaries of digital transformation to bring new channel sales opportunities in hybrid cloud

PARIS, FRANCE – August 22nd2018– Exclusive Group, the value-added services and technologies (VAST) group, today announced Elastifile as the latest addition to its global BigTec cloud transformation portfolio. Elastifile’s enterprise-grade, scalable cloud file storage solution delivers on the promise of hybrid IT agility, moving customers beyond the restrictions of static, proprietary storage silos to enable dynamic cloud workflows with minimal deployment and management overhead.

“Cloud infrastructure transformation is, alongside cybersecurity, perhaps the greatest commercial opportunity for channel partners to lead customers toward a positive digital future, which is why Elastifile’s innovation aligns so well with our global BigTec vision,” said Martin Bichler, Group Vendor Manager at BigTec. “The global enterprise IT shift to ‘everything-as-a-service’ is accelerating the obsolescence of traditional data infrastructure, so end customers want their transition to new technology to be frictionless with clear ROI. Elastifile fits into our broad set of compelling BigTec solution offerings around enterprise hybrid cloud that are addressing significant demand across the channel ecosystem.”

The new global distribution contract significantly extends the market reach of Elastifile and follows the vendor’s initial BigTec EMEA agreement struck last year. The partnership will ramp-up partner recruitment internationally and accelerate market demand through a targeted go-to-market strategy and extensive package of technical support and services, including an ‘appliancized’, hyperconverged scale-out solution.

“With Exclusive Group’s evolution as the go-to global specialist VAD for cyber and cloud transformation, we feel we have found the ideal partner to support our channel growth objectives with service providers and VARs worldwide. The BigTec brand, backed by Exclusive’s global market reach and unparalleled specialist cloud competency, adds significant value and gives us a great market advantage.” said Bamiyan Gobets, VP International Sales at Elastifile. “There is tremendous opportunity for our resellers wherever customers want to cloud-burst peak demand, migrate workloads, or create true hybrid workflows that span architectures – be it supporting containers, VMs, on-premises infrastructure, or public cloud.”

Elastifile’s technology has attracted worldwide attention, earning the company ‘2017 Cool Vendor’ status from Gartner. Its unique cross-cloud data fabric enables infrastructure modernisation and truly dynamic cloud-integrated workflows via a breakthrough software-defined cloud file system with integrated data management and data mobility features. BigTec is equipping partners to position Elastifile’s solution to their customers, with full technical support and flexible financing options where necessary.