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Catalyst Cloud launches online resource to promote cloud solutions in NZ
Mon, 29th Jun 2020
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Catalyst Cloud has launched a new Solutions Hub designed to aid New Zealand partners and customers.

The hub provides various resources and information to help businesses in New Zealand promote and access cloud solutions, the company states.

Catalyst Cloud says this is a key initiative to make the cloud more accessible and help accelerate the country's digital economy.

A free service for Catalyst Cloud partners and customers, the Solutions Hub gives local businesses another way to find and support local tech companies, Catalyst Cloud states.

The hub can be accessed through the Catalyst Cloud website alongside the Services Catalyst Cloud. Each solution has a dedicated web page outlining what it is and its benefits, with a link directly to the solution provider's website to find out more.

Launching with more than 20 solutions, Catalyst Cloud expects the number of listings to grow rapidly as more customers and partners come on board.

The company states the team is also keen to hear from new resellers interested in partnering with Catalyst Cloud and taking up the opportunity to promote their solution or expertise at no cost within the Solutions Hub on the Catalyst Cloud website.

Catalyst Cloud chief growth officer, Igor Portugal, says Catalyst Cloud's partners and customers are some of New Zealand's most innovative businesses, and the team is excited to provide a platform to help businesses support local.

He says, “We see our customers and partners' success as being very much linked to our own. Giving our customers and partners' solutions equal footing with ours on the Catalyst Cloud website is a meaningful way we can actively help our customers and partners be successful.

“In essence, you could liken it to a marketplace - customers and partners buying and selling their innovative solutions from and to each other.

Portugal says, “As New Zealand's leading local innovator in true cloud computing, we love to support all our partners and customers. We've curated this outstanding group of solutions providers and partners to make it easy for kiwi businesses to find these great New Zealand solutions on the cloud.

"Catalyst Cloud offers a true partnership to resellers, not only providing great service and support, but proactively promoting our Partners' solutions and feeding them sales leads.

Portugal says the Catalyst Cloud team has been overwhelmed by the interest and support from our customers and partners.

He says, "Our Solutions Hub gives [customers and partners] a free way to promote their solutions, and the more we can do to help New Zealand businesses in this tough period of the COVID-19 crisis, the better."

Security experts, Thinking, were one of the first partners to take up the offer to collaborate on the Solutions Hub.

Thinking founder and cyber security engineer John King, says, “We're excited to be part of this new initiative, and appreciate the opportunity Catalyst Cloud are giving us to help promote our bespoke cloud security solutions to New Zealand businesses.