Cloud Distribution appoints C8 Consulting to drive PR and Marketing campaigns in the UK
Reading, UK, 9th September, 2011- C8 Consulting Ltd, the premier PR and marketing agency for the Thames Valley, announced today that it has been appointed by Value Added Distributor, Cloud Distribution, to increase the company’s visibility and profile in the UK and to drive awareness of the company’s unique and versatile cloud-based offerings.
Cloud Distribution was established in 2009 by Co-founders Scott Dobson and Greg Harris, who both have extensive experience in the security and optimisation space. Scott has worked in the IT industry since the 1990’s and his previous roles have included founding VCOMM UK Ltd, a leading distribution business focusing on IP Telephony and he has also held senior VP and senior sales roles with Expand Networks, Data Connectivity, Compass Computer Group and Logitek Distribution. Greg has enjoyed a similarly successful career selling to enterprise clients, working with the likes of iPass, Nokia, Equiinet, Motorola and Azlan.
Scott and Greg decided to set up Cloud Distribution after identifying a niche in the Cloud Computing market for network infrastructure. Scott notes how they: “had a joint vision to demonstrate to the UK market and in particular, the Channel, that selling cloud services need not be overly complicated or a daunting prospect.” Today Cloud Distribution offers a host of solutions such as managed wireless, managed routers, WAN optimisation, device management, vulnerability assessments and content backup.
Cloud Distribution currently delivers disruptive Cloud technologies from leading US partners including Meraki, From Distance, Expand Networks, iViZ Security, Mozy and OpSource and in conjunction with these vendors, offers value by providing resellers with both technical and sales support. Meraki, in particular, is a technology that Cloud Distribution is very passionate about and proud to be offering as the UK’s sole distributor.
Meraki is an innovative leading vendor in Cloud Networking that offers disruptive Cloud Managed Wireless LAN technology that is winning business over the likes of Cisco and Aruba Networks - taking the UK market by storm. Meraki’s architecture delivers out-of-the-box cloud-based Wi-Fi that offers end users increased visibility, self-configuration, scalability and fully integrated management that is easy to install and to securely protect. Meraki has already been deployed in over 18,000 customer networks worldwide and was named a visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN and won Techworld’s Wireless and Mobility Product of the Year.
Paula Elliott, Managing Director of C8 Consulting Ltd, is delighted to be working with Cloud Distribution and is looking forward to promoting the Meraki technology. Paula comments:
“Cloud Computing is not a fad, as many still claim. Cloud is here to stay and we are proud to be working with a company that has acknowledged the importance of selling cloud-based solutions and has recognised that the Cloud is the way the world’s going. As well as raising overall awareness of Cloud Distribution and its offering, we are also looking forward to the challenge of educating both the reseller and the end user community that wireless LAN solutions like Meraki will actually increase their productivity, efficiency, visibility and overall control.”
Greg Harris concludes: “We chose to work with C8 because of the team’s extensive experience and understanding of the IT industry and in particular the channel. C8 has worked with several leading companies to increase their brand awareness and identity through thought-leadership, social media and other successful PR and Marketing programmes and we are very excited about what they will be able to do for us.”
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About C8 Consulting Ltd
C8 Consulting Ltd is the premier marketing agency serving Reading and the Thames Valley, as well as more widely across the UK and the globe. C8 offers a range of services from high profile event planning and management to public relations to specialist copy writing and marketing design projects. C8 is the Thames Valley PR and marketing company for the Thames Valley Byte Night 2011, the IT industry’s annual sleep out in support of Action for Children. Additionally C8 is the Premier Sponsor of Reading Rugby Club providing PR and marketing support to raise the profile of the club in the area and is the inspiration behind the hugely admired and successful Twenties Club. This strategic invitation-only symposium for Board-level executives from the Thames Valley’s thriving business community is growing and evolving with new members and guests attending the quarterly meetings all the time.
For further information please visit: www.c8consulting.co.uk
About Cloud Distribution
Cloud Distribution is a Value Added Distributor focusing on the security, management and optimisation of devices which access the Cloud. Cloud computing is a paradigm of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure in the ‘Cloud’ that supports them.
The company was founded by senior executives with a wealth of experience in the security and optimisation space. Its philosophy is to take innovative, leading-edge vendors into the UK market by recruiting and partnering with innovative, pioneering security, management and optimisation partners.
Cloud Distribution is the sole UK distributor for Meraki. Meraki is the leader in cloud controlled Wi-Fi, routing, and security. Secure and scalable, Meraki's enterprise networks simply work.
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