GiG UK Announces Partnership with Westcoast, the UK’s leading IT Distributor

Published: 15th November 2017 - 8:09 pm

Theale, Reading: GiG UK, the game-changing cloud provider for the network edge, today launches its partnership with Westcoast, the award winning IT distributor.

GiG UK, a thriving start-up, created to set a new standard in information technology delivers cloud solutions for end users wanting to increase storage and reduce latency in a low energy form. It’s pioneering G8 technology is an evolution of the public cloud that improves the cost and efficiency of data management at the network edge. It brings the cloud closer to end-users than ever before whilst providing client-focused, affordable, reliable IT capacity and services.

The G8 allows anyone to build a scalable, secure and decentralised infrastructure platform capable of running any level of workload: software containers, virtual machines, large-scale archive and Windows or Linux based applications.  It is light, resilient, flexible and solves the issue of infrastructure capacity for the UK in a truly innovative way. Crucially, it is also focused on data sovereignty and is GDPR compliant.

Westcoast is the UK’s leading IT distributor with a turnover in excess of £1.6bn and staff of over 1000. The partnership between GiG UK and Westcoast enables the distributor to sell GiG UK’s pioneering G8 technology to its significant client base bringing a new form of technology to the UK market.

The Westcoast product range spans across the whole IT, consumable, software and electrical spectrum and the addition of the G8 platform allows Westcoast to offer clients a technology solution that uses 90% less space than anything on the market, 80% less power and 90% less hardware.

Jason Harborow, CEO of GiG UK said: “I am delighted to begin our partnership with Westcoast. Their long history as one of the industry’s most trusted distributors allows us to reach our end users easily and efficiently.

“We believe the way IT is packaged and consumed, must evolve to ensure that is facilitates business and the wider economy. Our G8 technology does just that. It is a different way of looking at sharing knowledge and human collaboration and one that paves the way for a future with little reliance on hardware and instead relies on smart, adaptable software.”

Mark Davies, Cloud Services Director

 from Westcoast commented: “As we continue to innovate and build our extensive portfolio, we are very pleased to be able to add GiG UK to our list of vendors. At Westcoast, we only partner with the world’s strongest vendors, following our ‘narrow and deep’ philosophy. This allows us to specialise in the vendor’s full range of products and services and ensure we deliver the most fit for purpose services to our partners for their end users. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with GiG UK.”


Notes to Editors

GiG UK deliver a complete edge cloud solution based on open source software and principles. By combining the latest technology with decades of experience in cloud and storage, the G8 brings a new type of cloud to the market, one that is more open, yet less vulnerable; less complex and more scalable, and, best of all, requires little or no human intervention, reducing the risk of errors and downtime.

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