Catalyst Telecom Now Offering EMC Storage Solutions

  Catalyst Telecom Now Offering EMC Storage Solutions

           Distributor to offer EMC and Avaya integrated solutions

Business Wire

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- May 15, 2013

Catalyst Telecom®, a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), and
value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, is
now, through an OEM relationship, offering industry-leading storage solutions
from EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), a global leader in enabling businesses and
service providers to transform their operations and deliver information
technology as a service. Through this OEM relationship, Catalyst is providing
unified communications and data solutions that incorporate EMC VNX® and VNXe®
unified storage solutions with Avaya IP Office, Avaya’s industry-leading
unified communications solution, specially designed to meet the communications
challenges facing small and medium enterprises.

By incorporating and offering EMC’s VNX and VNXe storage technology along with
Avaya IP Office through Catalyst Telecom’s Custom Configuration Center,
reseller partners have ready, cost-effective access to a complete solution.

“Our voice, video and data focused customers have been demanding complementary
storage solutions from our sales team,” said Mike Ferney, vice president of
merchandising, Catalyst Telecom. “EMC is a market leader in data storage,
which makes it an ideal storage partner for Catalyst and our technology
partners. Combining EMC’s industry-leading storage platforms with our
value-added services, including our ability to design and engineer solutions,
enables resellers to grow their Unified Communications business more
efficiently and cost-effectively.”

“The addition of EMC VNX and VNXe technologies to Avaya IP office makes
enterprise-grade storage accessible for small- and medium-sized businesses,”
said Anton Prenneis, OEM technical evangelist, EMC Corporation. “By offering
EMC as the storage technology for Avaya IP Office, Catalyst is providing
layers of industry-leading technology in one easy-to-deploy bundle, ensuring
that customers have the best solutions on the market at every level.”

“The relationship between EMC and Catalyst Telecom is great news for the
channel, as our continued move towards virtualized software applications will
drive resellers to solutions that require storage,” said Karl Soderlund, vice
president Americas channel sales, Avaya. “Catalyst is a long-standing trusted
partner to Avaya and will make it easy for resellers selling IP Office to get
started with storage. EMC has also been a great partner with Avaya on our
Collaboration efforts, and we look forward to enhancing this relationship.”

For additional information on Catalyst Telecom, please visit

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is the leading international distributor of
specialty technology products, operating from dedicated business units in
North America, Latin America and Europe. ScanSource POS & Barcode delivers
AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) and POS (point-of-sale)
solutions; Catalyst Telecom and ScanSource Communications provide voice,
video, data and converged communications equipment; ScanSource Security offers
physical security solutions; and ScanSource Services Group delivers
value-added support programs and services. Founded in 1992, the company ranks
#711 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales
telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit


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