Hitachi Data Systems is to partner with specialist IT reseller, Skye Consult, to provide data storage solutions to Skye Consult's customer base.
Skye Consult, part of the Skye Group which includes Skye IT and Skye Recruitment, is one of the fastest growing IT resellers in the UK, working with major manufacturers and vendors to provide best-of-breed storage, telecoms, security and office IT solutions. Skye IT, traditionally a hardware/software supplier, has seen a high demand for more consultative services over the past two years which led them to launch Skye Consult, now trusted advisors to its customer base.
Sam Mager, Sales Director for Skye IT and Skye Consult, said: "Customers are increasingly asking for advice on how best to manage their infrastructures, and as storage plays a fundamental part of this, we need to be partnering with the best provider in the market.
"Hitachi Data Systems is well-known within the industry for showing a unique insight into the needs of its partners and providing a great deal of pre-sales and technical support, not to mention on-the-ground teams for customer deployments. We are thrilled about this partnership, as we feel it will be very beneficial for both our organisations."
Steve Murphy, MD of Hitachi Data Systems UK, commented: "Skye has grown phenomenally in its market over the past two years which has really impressed us. We expect that its strong pipeline of customers and broad portfolio of services will help to cement a long and prosperous partnership with us."
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation provides Services Oriented Storage
Solutions that enable heterogeneous storage to be dynamically provisioned
according to business needs and centrally managed via industry-leading
Hitachi storage virtualization software. As an integral part of the Hitachi
Storage Solutions Group, Hitachi Data Systems delivers storage
infrastructure platforms, storage management software, and storage
consulting services through direct and indirect channels in over 170
countries and regions. Its customers include nearly 60-percent of Fortune
About Hitachi Ltd.
Hitachi Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a
leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees
worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled
10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of
systems, products and services in market sectors including information
systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer
products, materials and financial services.
About Skye IT
Founded in 2003, Skye assists clients, of all sizes, with every aspect of
running a successful IT department, from the initial procurement, the
management of systems, professional services, right through to providing
With 3 independent divisions; Skye IT, Skye Consult & Skye Recruit, our
unique approach sets us apart from the competition. We work closely with
our clients to fully understand their requirements, providing them with
technical advice, industry leading solutions, and qualified technical
Our 3 divisions are all linked by the overall objective of ensuring our
clients have the solutions and expertise required to control their
environments, meaning they are able to dynamically react to the demands of