SoftIron broadens Australian channel with Indigenous owned, Supply Nation certified ICT consultancy

 

Sydney, Australia – (1 September 2021) – SoftIron Pty Ltd., the world-leader in task-specific appliances for scale-out data center solutions, today announced a partnership with Baidam Solutions, Australia’s leading First Nations ICT security services and solutions provider.

Through the strategic partnership, SoftIron aims to drive growth in the Australian ICT sector with its award-winning solutions. The partnership comprises two parallel work streams to simultaneously drive market awareness and customer consideration of its open source datacenter platforms, focusing primarily in the government sector. A critical outcome of the relationship is to support Baidam’s mission to bridge the gap of Indigenous representation in the IT security sector.

“We are proud to be partnering with Baidam Solutions as one of our first channel partners in Australia,” said Philip Crocker, Vice President, Business Development & Channel at SoftIron. “Baidam and its mission encompasses all the attributes we look for when engaging with channel partners and our alliance will help fuel growth in Australia. Of equal importance, we will be supporting the great work Baidam is doing to pioneer and fund new social and educational pathways in the IT sector for Indigenous and First Nations people. We look forward to seeing where this partnership can take us beyond our capabilities and contribute to making meaningful social change in Australia.”

SoftIron specialises in task-specific storage solutions from the data centre to the edge, with an enterprise storage portfolio that runs at wire-speed and is purpose-built to optimise Ceph. Its award-winning appliances radically out-perform industry standards on all critical metrics, including density, energy efficiency, capacity, speed and heat emission.

“We’re excited to be working with SoftIron to help introduce its market leading technology solutions and sovereign capability to the Australian market”, said Neil Templeman, Director at Baidam Solutions. “At Baidam, we believe vendor relationships are about challenging the market through technology and innovation. This is what attracted us to working with SoftIron.”

Baidam is focused on helping its customers achieve logical business outcomes using innovative local and international technology solutions. The company is committed to giving back to the local community through initiatives which provide both specialist IT security certification funding and meaningful employment opportunities for regional and remote communities.

“We are also delighted by SoftIron’s commitment and passion to create social impact by helping us increase the representation of Indigenous and First Nations people in the ICT industry,” said Templeman.

Baidam joins SoftIron’s recently launched global channel partner program, SoftIron + Co. The new program aims to build an elite, world-class community of profitable, successful channel partners to accelerate SoftIron’s market share growth through unique business value that expand reseller capabilities and offerings.