Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 43 | Page 32

Pinnacle is South Africa ’ s leading ICT distribution company built on the foundation of entrepreneurial spirit . The company offers its channel clients a broad range of world-class technology products seamlessly delivered across an expansive footprint . Everything Pinnacle does is underpinned by its technical expertise , drive and determination . Today , Pinnacle is an authorised and exclusive distributor for many leading vendors , allowing it to be the first to market the latest technology and ideas available . In addition , it also manufactures products such as the Proline range of PCs , notebooks , monitors , point-of-sale products , phones , UPS and more – all specifically designed and built to meet the needs and demands of an African market .


Pinnacle , a South Africa-based ICT distributor , has achieved Foundation level Commvault Service Advantage Distributor status effective May 2021 .

The certification acknowledges Pinnacle ’ s advanced level of technical knowledge as well as its capability with the Commvault solution stack . As the largest Commvault distributor in South Africa , this also strengthens its position and showcases Pinnacle ’ s commitment to the product , as well as their highly skilled and technically competent team .
Pinnacle was appointed a Commvault distributor in 2017 and has been instrumental in ensuring key wins in the public sector ,
Gerhard Gouws , Brand Director , Enterprise , Pinnacle finance and commercial spaces through the Commvault partner ecosystem . Becoming a Commvault Service Advantage Distributor is a technical certification that empowers Pinnacle to consult , architect and deploy Commvault solutions . The latest status also gives the distributor a deeper understanding of how Commvault integrates with other independent software vendors ( ISVs ), including Microsoft , Nutanix , HPE , Supermicro and Infinidat .
“ Our focus is on disruptive brands that will help lead us and our customers into the future . Commvault is our data protection solution of choice because of the vendor ’ s leading-edge focus and ability to integrate
Gerhard Fourie , Channel Lead , Commvault Africa seamlessly with other vendor solutions . Selecting a single data protection provider enables us to invest in skills and resources into delivering the best possible service . Ensuring our technical competence on Commvault enables us to deliver end-to-end solutions using complementary technology stacks . We are able to offer customers a complete enterprise data management experience ,” said Gerhard Gouws , Brand Director , Enterprise , Pinnacle .
As a certified distributor , Pinnacle will assist channel partners with technical responses as well as Proof of Concepts ( PoCs ) and deployments of the Commvault solution stack . Building this capacity allows Pinnacle to add value for resellers and customers , by assisting with design and deployment , relevant technical skills transfer and cements its position as a trusted advisor in the data management space .
“ Distribution is a natural extension to us as a vendor but having a technically certified distributor will help us to achieve the scalability we are looking for in terms of our reach into the African partner and customer base . This is unique , as a distributor provides a level playing field to our partner base ,” said Gerhard Fourie , Channel Lead , Commvault Africa . •