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News Release

Revolutionary deal between Vyatta and Zycko will create level playing field for UK channel

Zycko signs new contract with Vyatta
Released: 17th September 2010
Publisher: TopLine Communications

Value-added distributor Zycko has signed a new contract with Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualisation. As the first Vyatta distributor in EMEA, Zycko will provide its resellers with a scalable, flexible and affordable network and routing software alternative, to the existing proprietary routing and security solutions on the market.

Vyatta provides a software-based, open-source, network operating system with a complete enterprise-class routing and security feature set, capable of scaling from DSL to 20Gbps performance at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions. As a software solution, Vyatta delivers a single, portable network operating system that is optimised to connect and secure physical networks, virtual servers and applications and cloud computing environments.

David Galton-Fenzi, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Zycko says: "Routing has become a widely-understood and open standard technology, however many existing vendors continue to charge customers a premium when they bundle the software on their chosen hardware platforms. Vyatta allows customers to bundle on any standard hardware platform or common virtualisation hypervisor, resulting in a much more cost-effective and flexible solution."

As well as supplying the vanilla Vyatta software, Zycko will also offer Vyatta alongside Riverbed, utilising the Riverbed Services Platform (RSP) that is powered by VMware. Vyatta, a member of the Riverbed Technology Alliance (RTA), delivers a certified RSP ready software package.

Galton-Fenzi continues: "The Riverbed Vyatta partnership will also allow organisations to run Vyatta's router, firewall and VPN software on their existing Steelhead appliance. It is proven to reduce space, cost and power requirements, while simplifying the arrangement by presenting end users with a single device that optimises, protects and connects different networks over the WAN.

"Vyatta was a natural addition for us as Riverbed's leading EMEA distributor, and further widens the solution portfolio around Riverbed's industry-leading solution".

Vyatta is already well established in the US and boasts a range of government departments, universities, SaaS providers, VoIP suppliers and Fortune 500 companies amongst its customers.     

"Vyatta is seeing global demand as increasing numbers of organisations recognise and take advantage of the benefits that software-based networking offers, like performance, affordability and platform independence", said Tom McCafferty, vice president of marketing for Vyatta. "Given Zycko's work with Riverbed, a recent Vyatta partner, they were a natural choice for helping deliver our innovative routing and security solutions to the EMEA market."

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Notes to editors:

About Zycko

Zycko is a value-add distributor of best-in-class convergent IT infrastructure solutions through a channel of resellers, systems integrators and service providers.

Zycko is privately held and has been profitable since inception in 2000, when the company's original charter was to market data networking accessories to resellers as a wholesale distributor.  Zycko now employs over 275 staff, serving over 2000 resellers around the world from twelve offices on four continents.  The company enjoys an annual turnover of $198m.

Zycko's provision of best-in-class IT products and logistics management is supported by true value-add professional services - such as pre-sales expertise, technical support, custom configuration, an industry leading accredited training program, and in house marketing support.  These vital services and support enable our customers to quickly deliver profits and invest in new market opportunities, allowing them to differentiate in a crowded market.  Zycko is the channel partner of choice.

Zycko's strategic partner base includes world-class companies such as, Aastra, Asigra, Eaton, ExaGrid, FalconStor, Force10, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei Symantec, Intransa, Isilon, LifeSize, PowerDsine, ProLabs, Riverbed, SmartOptics, Spectra Logic, Talari Networks, USystems, Virtensys and Xsigo.  For more information, please visit:

About Vyatta

Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based, open-source, network operating system that is portable to standard x86 hardware as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security feature set capable of scaling from DSL to 20Gbps performance at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions. Thousands of physical and virtual infrastructures around the world, from small enterprise to Fortune 500 customers, are connected and protected by Vyatta. For more information, please visit:

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