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Catalyst Telecom Offering EMC Storage

As solution with Avaya integrated solutions
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2013.05.23

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Catalyst Telecom, a sales unit of
ScanSource, Inc., and VAD of voice, video and data convergence solutions, is, through an
OEM relationship, offering storage solutions from EMC Corporation.

Through this OEM relationship, Catalyst is providing unified communications and
data solutions that incorporate EMC VNX and VNXe unified storage solutions with
Avaya IP Office,
Avaya's unified communications solution, designed to
meet the communications challenges facing SMBs.

By incorporating and offering VNX and VNXe storage technology along with Office IP through Catalyst Telecom's Custom Configuration Center,
reseller partners have access to a complete solution.

"Our voice, video and data focused
customers have been demanding complementary storage solutions from our sales
team,
" said Mike Ferney, VP of merchandising, Catalyst. "EMC is a market leader in storage, which
makes it an ideal storage partner for Catalyst and our technology partners.
Combining EMC's industry-leading storage platforms with our value-added
services, including our ability to design and engineer solutions, enables
resellers to grow their Unified Communications business more efficiently and
cost-effectively.
"

"The addition of EMC VNX and VNXe
technologies to Avaya IP office makes enterprise-grade storage accessible for SMBs,
"
said Anton Prenneis, OEM technical evangelist, EMC. "By offering EMC as the storage technology
for Avaya IP Office, Catalyst is providing layers of industry-leading technology
in one easy-to-deploy bundle, ensuring that customers have the best solutions
on the market at every level.
"

"The relationship between EMC and
Catalyst Telecom is great news for the channel, as our continued move towards
virtualized software applications will drive resellers to solutions that
require storage,
" said Karl Soderlund, VP Americas channel sales,
Avaya. "Catalyst is a long-standing
trusted partner to Avaya and will make it easy for resellers selling IP Office
to get started with storage. EMC has also been a great partner with Avaya on
our collaboration efforts, and we look forward to enhancing this relationship.
"

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