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acadamy@ launches Riverbed training in London

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acadamy@ launches Riverbed training in London

From August, customers will be able to attend Riverbed’s Authorised Training in the capital, when academy@, the training division of Zycko Ltd will be hosting courses in central London.

As Riverbed’s leading VAD, Zycko wants to make the WAN optimisation technology and Riverbed training programmes more easily accessible to a wider audience.

Peter Barnes, Director of Training Services at Zycko comments: “Whilst the training courses in Cirencester have proved highly popular, we realised that customers wanted to reduce the amount of time spent away from the workplace. With many of them based in London, it seemed appropriate to bring the training here.”

The centre is based in an ETC Managed Training Facility in the Hatton, close to Farringdon tube station in the heart of London and in the city’s jewellery district.

The academy@ training programmes are designed to fully verse customers in the deployment, installation and configuration of Riverbed WAN optimisation and acceleration solutions.

Peter Barnes continues: “Zycko see this training development as another integral step in accommodating our customers and considering their business needs. Initially we will only run Riverbed and Commvault courses from the London venue, but academy@ plan to gradually move other courses into the region to complement our existing facilities in Cirencester and Greater Manchester.

Training dates for the new London facility are now available on academy@’s website as well as Riverbed’s online bookings system, accessed via their website.


Notes to editors:

Zycko is a value-add distributor of best-in-class convergent IT infrastructure solutions through a channel of resellers, systems integrators and service providers.

Zycko is privately held and has been profitable since inception in 2000, when the company’s original charter was to market data networking accessories to resellers as a wholesale distributor. Zycko now employs 250 staff, serving over 3,000 resellers around the world from thirteen offices on four continents. The company enjoys an annual turnover of more than $180 million.

Zycko’s provision of best-in-class IT products and logistics management is supported by true value-add professional services - such as pre-sales expertise, technical support, custom configuration, an industry leading accredited training program, and marketing support. These vital services and support enable our customers to quickly deliver profits and invest in new market opportunities, allowing them to differentiate in a crowded market. Zycko is the channel partner of choice.

Zycko’s strategic partner base includes world-class companies such as Avago, Asigra, Diligent, Edgewater, Epicenter, Hitachi Data Systems, Intransa, Isilon, LSI, OnStor, Polycom, Powerdsine, QLogic, Riverbed, USystems.

About academy@

academy@ is the training arm of Zycko Ltd, providing technical and sales training to resellers and end-users in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) . academy@’s portfolio includes data networking, data storage and Voice over IP (VoIP).

Attending vendor recognised training courses enables participants to optimise business opportunities through an understanding of the markets and technologies. academy@ work closely with technical support and sales divisions of Zycko to benefit customers beyond the classroom.

About Riverbed courses

Riverbed Deployment, Installation and Configuration Course is a three day programme which provides attendees with the information and skills they need to deploy, install and configure a Riverbed WDS solutions.

The Riverbed Steelhead Mobile Installation and Configuration one day course provides attendees with sufficient information and skills to enable them to install and configure the Riverbed Steelhead Mobile Client & Controller.

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Tanya Lobegeier
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0207 612 1843