"We are a value added distributor with over 24 years of experience in helping resellers grow and become more profitable," said Leader Systems managing director Theo Kristoris.
"Western Digital is an industry-leading storage solution provider with support that is second to none in the industry. Their comprehensive storage portfolio also presents our reseller community with major sales opportunities. We look forward to focusing our storage business with Western Digital and will invest in training and certification so that we can best support our resellers".
Western Digital vice president of sales Stefan Mandl said "Western Digital offers an unmatched portfolio that offers a range of storage solutions for everything from mobile devices to highly specialised performance drives and platforms for SMBs and enterprises. As we continue to propel towards the age of big and fast data, businesses, including those in Australia and New Zealand, are paying increasing attention to how they manage their growing data assets.
"To reach out to these businesses, one of the best ways is to work closely with partners who have a strong and wide presence. Leaders System has excellent coverage in Australia and New Zealand, especially with traditionally smaller reseller partners. With this partnership, we are confident that we will be able to extend our storage solutions to more SMBs and distributed enterprises region-wide."
Leader Systems product director Simon Yang said, "Western Digital is an important component of our strategy which focuses on providing solutions to enterprise, surveillance, IOT and data centre. We strongly believe that our cooperation with Western Digital will be extremely beneficial for our national 10,000-plus resellers. As true national distributor with five warehouses, this new partnership will broaden the availability of Western Digital products in the market and enable customers to have convenient access to the industry-leading storage solutions."