QNAP and Micro-P Partnership Boosts Storage Offering in the UK
London, UK, February 7, 2012 – QNAP Systems, Inc., a fast-growing Network Attached Storage solutions provider, is pleased to announce a new alliance with Micro-P, one of the leading IT trade distributors in the UK This new alliance is effective immediately, with product listings live at Micro-P.
Founded in 2004, QNAP is a fast-growing company dedicated to delivering world class NAS solutions, video surveillance and network media streaming products to the consumer, SOHO and high-end SMBs. With headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and subsidiary offices in China and the US, QNAP is now rapidly expanding into the UK, recently broadening its product availability in this market. QNAP's products are designed to offer high performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use.
The demand for such products has grown at a rapid rate as both businesses and consumers have become increasingly reliant upon the use of data and digital assets. This has in turn driven demand for a variety of data management solutions including disaster recovery, virtual backup and private cloud. QNAP's product range includes a variety of rackmount and desktop storage solutions designed for these purposes, as well as NVR surveillance systems, available with a wide range of capacities and features depending on the user's requirements.
QNAP, through this new partnership with Micro-P, plans to reinforce its channel strategy in the UK. This is expected to result in a broader choice of QNAP products for potential customers.
"Our partnership with Micro-P will enable us to continue fulfilling our expansion plans for the UK market. With our customers ranging from the consumer to the SOHO and the high-end SMB, it was important for us to engage a strong distribution partner that is able to efficiently provide the channel with the solutions they require to support this range of customers," said Brian Pan, International Sales Director, QNAP Systems.
"We're delighted to announce our alliance with QNAP. Resellers will be keen to offer product ranges from this rapidly growing company that is becoming a major player in the UK NAS market. QNAP will be an important partner for us as we grow our offering in the storage market, enabling us to provide resellers with network storage solutions for every market segment," said Stuart Hatch, Business Manager at Micro-P.
Micro-P, established for over 30 years, is one of the leading IT trade distributors in the UK with revenues of over £600m in 2010. Our financial stability and agility are our strengths - which allows us to extend large credit allocations to the market and hold stock to meet the demands of our customers. Our pedigree comes from being a wholly owned subsidiary of our parent company, DCC PLC - Ireland's 8th largest company.
We carry a portfolio of over 150 manufacturers spanning 20,000 products across Computing & accessories, Print, Consumer electronics, Networking, Servers & Solutions, Communications, Mobile and AV Solutions. Our world class partners include manufacturers such as Acer, Cisco, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Western Digital and Netgear. With a customer base of over 8000 resellers and growing, we pride ourselves on having one of the largest and most knowledgeable sales team in the industry - focused on general account management, specific vertical markets, product specialisms, commercial and retail markets.
About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.