Westcon-Comstor, a leading technology distributor, today announced the groundbreaking launch of its 3D Labs in Africa, a transformative solution for IT and cybersecurity stakeholders. The 3D Lab takes the concept behind a traditional demo lab and reimagines it into a true business enablement centre, where the distributor hosts advanced cybersecurity and hybrid cloud solutions from its portfolio of vendors.
“Imagine having the power to seamlessly test-drive multi-vendor security solutions in a dynamic, real-world setting, without the limitations of traditional staged product demos,” comments Vincent Entonu, Managing Director, Westcon-Comstor Africa. “That’s the experience our 3D Lab offers. The essence of 3D stands for the product, the solution, and the use case, giving a comprehensive outlook to partners and their clients.”
Westcon’s 3D Lab is not just a space; it’s an environment where solutions from industry giants such as F5 Networks, Zscaler, and Palo Alto come alive. Partners can delve deep into these technologies, gaining first-hand insights into their integrations and operations. The focus isn’t merely on individual solutions but on how they can be combined and integrated to form holistic, value-driven cybersecurity strategies.
The term 3D embodies three core dimensions: the product, the solution, and the use case. Entonu elaborates, “Our 3D approach ensures that partners not only grasp the essence of individual technologies but also understand how they fit into broader cybersecurity narratives. It’s a learning experience, a certification opportunity, and a means of showcasing value all rolled into one.”
The key to the 3D Lab’s unmatched value lies in its flexibility and dynamic nature. With its cloud-based architecture, partners can seamlessly immerse themselves in this Lab from anywhere, be it their home office or workplace, and tap into its vast resources without any on-site installations.
To simplify the user experience, Westcon-Comstor offers a straightforward process: upon request, the Lab is booked, a link is provided to connect partners to the cloud environment, and they’re ready to explore. Every lab session is paired with a comprehensive lab guide, ensuring a smooth journey even for those unfamiliar with the products.
“We’re pioneering a unique proposition in the industry and have heard from our vendors that no other distributor offers such a comprehensive multi-vendor lab. And that’s what Westcon-Comstor is all about – leading innovation and delivering unparalleled value,” adds Entonu.
Westcon-Comstor’s 3D Labs are a testament to the company’s commitment to empowering its partners with the best tools, knowledge, and opportunities.
For those interested in experiencing the future of IT and cybersecurity testing and integration, you can view the 3D Labs HERE.