Westcon Group to take on Cloud DC OfficeBox


Auckland NZ, 29 September 2014 - a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global netowrk of speciality resellers, today announced that they have executed a Distribution Agreement with Cloud DC that will see Cloud DC's flagship product, OfficeBox become a integral part of their Cloud product stable.


Cloud DC, a cloud service provider focused on delivering ‘the next generation of business computing’ to meet the market demand for cloud based solutions has announced that their flagship product, OfficeBox, which lets users take their desktop environment with them wherever they go, accessing their desktop Office programs like PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Microsoft Word, Excel, and more, through smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices, at any time, will be launched in Australia and New Zealand as the start of a global roll out.


Westcon Group’s recent acquisition of Verecloud will underpin the distribution strategy for OfficeBox and reinforces the commitment Westcon Group is making to become the world leader in Cloud Technology distribution through their reseller channel.


Westcon Group recognises that the way businesses are consuming IT is rapidly changing. No longer do they want to outlay large chunks of capital or lock themselves into long term finance contracts for IT infrastructure and services. Businesses want to be able to pay for their IT as and when they consume it on an operational expenditure basis. Westcon Group’s ‘Cloud Strategy’ is to on-board vendors such as Cloud DC with their product OfficeBox so they are at the forefront of this change.


"We are launching OfficeBox initially in Australia and New Zealand, then eventually Singapore and other markets. What attracted us the most to OfficeBox is the simplicity to administer and the ability to white label the product by resellers. With OfficeBox being a highly automated, highly scalable and resilient platform, we will be able to make it available through our online Store Front feature," said Darryl Grauman, Director of Cloud Services Asia Pacific, at Westcon Group.


"We’re really excited about this opportunity; we know that OfficeBox will hit the mark when it comes to providing a complete cloud based solution for business. Westcon Group is a Distribution company with big ideas on bringing the Cloud to the market and the Cloud DC people share the same vision in the way IT will be acquired in the future," Grauman said.


"The deal with Westcon validates the market opportunity Cloud DC is targeting with OfficeBox. Having a global Distribution company on-boarding OfficeBox as a key Cloud product in their stable speaks volumes on the true potential of this product. OfficeBox is the future of business computing and Westcon shares our vision," said Steve Robinson, CEO of Cloud DC.


For more information on Office Box or Cloud DC, please contact Jason Hole



About Cloud DC

Cloud Data Centre Ltd (Cloud DC) is focused on delivering ‘the next generation of business computing’ to meet the market demand for cloud based solutions. Cloud DC’s aim is to be the cloud service provider of choice to the business market that delivers the entire IT environment for our clients.


The OfficeBox® solution now delivers an enterprise level of service that traditionally has been out of reach for most SME’s because of the cost. Cloud DC’s go to market strategy is through a network of resellers whose customers should be able to focus on doing what they do well in their business and not be burdened with maintaining the IT resources it requires.



About Westcon Group NZ

Westcon Group is the world's leading specialty distributor of advanced network technological solutions. At Westcon Group, our success is built on providing exceptional service to our resellers and the vendors we partner with. We are a value added distributor of category-leading solutions including datacentre and infrastructure, security, collaboration, virtualisation, networking and storage with a variety of specialty resellers. Our teams provide exceptional sales, technical and customer service support to accelerate the business of our partners. For more information, please visit , or follow us on LinkedIn.




Jason Hole

Business Unit Manager- Greenhouse & Cloud

+64 9 477 7935