Published 6 Dec 2021

Exertis and Pulsant partner to help resellers capitalise on edge computing

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Maidenhead, UK – 07 December 2021

Leading technology distributor Exertis has partnered with Pulsant, the UK’s largest regional colocation and cloud services provider, to provide resellers with the solutions they need to meet growing demands for decentralised IT infrastructure.

Through the partnership, Exertis will offer Pulsant’s network of 10 interconnected UK edge data centres to channel partners, enabling resellers to better serve those customers looking to enable data, applications and content to be processed and managed at the network edge. With end-user organisations increasingly looking to decentralise data and workloads, resellers will be able to capitalise on this transition and reclaim profit streams lost to public cloud services.

The development is part of Exertis’ ongoing strategy to further broaden its portfolio as an enterprise IT distributor and offer support and solutions to channel partners for the modern IT environment. With Pulsant as a partner, Exertis can now offer colocation alongside its existing portfolio of cloud, edge and networking solutions, enabling resellers to offer clients an end-to-end infrastructure portfolio, covering IoT, edge, cloud and data centres.

Exertis chose Pulsant as its colocation partner due to the strategic location of Pulsant’s data centres, which deliver sub 5 millisecond latency to over 95% of the UK population via a high capacity, low latency and agile national network. Spread across the spine of the UK, Pulsant’s data centres provide the access and infrastructure businesses need to adopt and deploy distributed multi-cloud and edge strategies, regardless of location.

“We’re pleased to add Pulsant to our ever-expanding enterprise service portfolio, which will help assist partners in growing their own opportunities, competitiveness and offerings. Providing additional colocation services into the channel, and more in-depth edge opportunities, is a great benefit to both our new and existing customers,” said Geoff Towns, Head of Enterprise Services, Exertis Enterprise.

With end-user organisations increasingly needing guidance on where to position workloads and data, Pulsant will work with Exertis to help resellers to grow their businesses by working on colocation and edge opportunities. Pulsant will also deliver a comprehensive training programme, supported by regular reviews and marketing and sales collateral.

“Exertis is one of the largest technology distributors and our partnership will enable us to increase our penetration of the channel market and allow resellers to capitalise on growing cloud and emerging edge opportunities through colocation. Both our companies have similar visions and a strong commitment to providing the best experience and opportunity for the channel, so it’s a perfect coming together of similar philosophies,” said Stephen Ball, Chief Sales Officer, Pulsant.

Pulsant is making a clear commitment to bring edge computing to every business in every region of the UK through the creation of a nationwide edge computing platform. The platform brings together Pulsant’s core data centre, network and cloud services to enable data to be processed close to edge devices and bridge the gap between centralised platforms and micro-edge for UK businesses. More information can be found here:

About Pulsant

Pulsant is a hybrid cloud specialist and the creator of the UK’s edge computing platform, which provides access to secure and scalable hybrid cloud and colocation solutions for organisations in every region of the UK. It has a regional network of edge data centres which deliver high speed, low latency to 95% of the UK population.

Pulsant’s comprehensive portfolio of cloud, colocation and networking solutions helps ensure the security, compliance and resilience of business-critical applications. These solutions, delivered via its edge computing platform, enable any UK business, regardless of their location, to innovate and grow.

Established in 1995, it has more than 25 years of experience working with organisations across the private and public sectors to help achieve their IT ambitions. Pulsant has more than 1,000 clients and holds multiple accreditations, including ISO27001 and PCI DSS.

About Exertis

Exertis is the leading technology distributor of consumer, business and enterprise products from pioneering technology brands, playing an integral role in supplying the world with cutting-edge tech.

Over forty years Exertis has distributed the technology that transforms societies and facilitated the world’s transition to digital. These days Exertis distributes everything from AV solutions to AI-powered smart-tech. Exertis is powered by the mantra ‘our people, our customers, our business’. In 2020 it won ‘Best Company to Work For’ at the CRN Sales & Marketing Awards. In the year to March 2021, Exertis had a turnover of £4.483 billion.

Exertis, a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 100 company, represents more than 700 brands in the UK alone and continues to grow. As technology evolves, so does Exertis.