Deploying connectivity, access to its own network infrastructure, as well as a myriad of cloud-based solutions, the allegiance with HP is the latest strategic partnership to be struck by the ambitious Yorkshire-based reseller.
Through its AllianceOne program, HP supports its partners in creating ‘client solutions’ using HP’s technologies and platforms. As part of today’s announcement, Vapour will work with HP distributors, as well as its account teams, to offer a full end-to-end service including network connectivity and cloud voice services.
HP’s network of partners will gain access to Vapour’s full portfolio, allowing for diversification of solutions into their own end-user customers. Established in 2013, Vapour supports IT and telco resellers by providing them with a point of access to its own private network, a choice of network providers and the ability to deploy cloud-based services, working with and educating the channel to adopt new technologies.
The accreditation from HP follows 18 months of fast growth for Vapour, with more than £1m ploughed into the business from regional investment fund ‘Finance Yorkshire’.
Tim Mercer, sales director at Vapour Media, said: “We are delighted to have been accredited by HP, an organisation that is dedicated to working with its partners to deliver best in class services into their customers, utilising new technologies and helping them on their journey into digital.
“As a specialist provider working solely within the channel, Vapour fits with HP’s strategy for delivering a complete solution to their end user clients. We are looking forward to building a strong working relationship, allowing us to take Vapour cloud voice and access solutions into HP’s network of partners across the UK.”
Florence Gomar, AllianceOne head at HP, said: “From SME to large enterprise clients, the need for a trusted source that both understands the market place and operates with flexibility, is essential in this alliance. Vapour brings a wealth of knowledge as a business ISP, with extensive experience in delivering complex and bespoke network and cloud voice services to both SME and Enterprise customers.”