14th Sept. 2015, New York & Sydney: Australian-based Metamako, the leading specialist in deterministic ultra-low latency devices for the trading community, exchanges and telco providers, has today announced a global supply chain services agreement with WestconGroup (Westcon). Established in response to a continuing and rapid growth in sales, the agreement enables Westcon to take lead responsibility for providing global fulfilment and logistics services to Metamako’s growing client base, particularly across Europe and the United States.
Westcon’s global presence ideally positions the value-added distributor to provide first-level logistics services to Metamako’s clients in all the main global financial centres.
Dr. Dave Snowdon, founder and co-CTO of Metamako, said: “The speed of our growth has been both a surprise and a tremendous endorsement of our technology. It quickly became clear that we needed a bigger and more extensive logistics operation in our key markets. Westcon’s global reach and experience makes them the perfect partner to provide our clients with fast local delivery and services. We set ourselves a very high bar for client service and this is a practical solution and a strategic next step as we expand our global presence.”
Says John T. Tilelli, WestconGroup director of global operations support: “Both our vendor and solution provider partners rely on us to turn innovative ideas into practical, real-world opportunities they can readily adopt – and replicate – for sustainable success. Our complete set of pre-sales, implementation, post-sales support and professional services are designed to augment and enhance our customers’ service offerings without increasing costs.”
Ciaran Kennedy, head of business development at Metamako, says: “We researched a number of potential partners and Westcon was clearly the best choice for us. Their multi award-winning global reach and many years’ experience providing local fulfilment services to companies such as Metamako make them an excellent choice for us and our clients.”
Since its launch in December 2013 Metamako has released a range of products which significantly reduce latency, provide rich built-in functionality and come with high determinism, which is becoming increasingly important to financial markets participants. The recent, independent, STAC benchmark tests have confirmed Metamako’s latency is extremely low, predictable and deterministic.
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WestconGroup Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading security, unified communications and collaboration, network infrastructure and data center solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. The company goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands. WestconGroup’s teams are located in 70+ countries around the globe, create unique programs and provide exceptional support to grow the business of its global partners. Strong relationships enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue.
WestconGroup’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Avaya, Blue Coat, Check Point, Cisco, Extreme Networks, F5, FireEye, Fortinet, HP ESG, Juniper Networks, NetApp, Palo Alto Networks, Polycom, SMART and VMware.