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Nuvias acquires Cloud Distribution

Security, cloud and networking player adds more muscle with a move to pick up fellow UK-focused VAD

Nuvias has expanded its depth in the security, cloud and networking worlds by acquiring Cloud Distribution.

The tie-up between the distribution groups adds more muscle to some of the key areas in which Nuvias operates and adds to the examples of consolidation across all levels in the channel.

Cloud Distribution has been steadily building a business that brings disruptive vendors to market and provides choices for partners. Last week it added Ava Security to the list of vendors it works with, bringing on board the firm’s video surveillance and data loss products.

That approach of bringing on innovative vendors is one of the reasons why Nuvias has made a move for the company.

The purchase, the details of which were not disclosed, also chimes with a strategy of developing its own platform approach, and the Cloud Distribution tie-up will give it a chance to add more emerging technologies and vendors.

Simon England, CEO of the Nuvias Group, said the addition of Cloud Distribution would enhance the business.

“Cloud Distribution’s specialism and highly skilled staff are invaluable assets to further accelerate our joint, continued success,” he said. “Our philosophy and values are a perfect fit, as we share the same focus on partner growth and exceptional customer service.

“Nuvias gains a focused early engagement specialist, extending the group’s ability to operate earlier in the technology lifecycle, driving opportunities with emerging and new technology providers.”

Nuvias was born out of distribution acquisitions, with the business emerging after a tie-up with Wick Hill and Zycko in 2016. It then added UC specialist Siphon later that year.

Greg Harris, CEO at Cloud Distribution, said becoming part of a larger group would give the firm more opportunities. “Joining forces with the Nuvias Group provides a significant acceleration platform for what Cloud Distribution does best, as we become part of a leading European growth-focused VAD with scalable services propositions,” he said.

“Our strengths and competencies complement each other well, allowing us to address both emerging and mature market players and intercept the opportunity offered by important IT trends, such as XaaS and the move to the cloud, accelerated by the mass remote working practices.”

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