Partnership Delivers Next Generation Data Center Solution to Help Customers Respond to Real-Time Needs with Efficiency and Operational Simplicity

South Africa — May 23, 2016 — Bitrate, a leading supplier of network analysis, infrastructure, security and maintenance equipment in South Africa, today announced a partnership with Stratoscale, the software company revolutionizing the data center, to deliver comprehensive, flexible and scalable data center cloud solutions to its customers.


Stratoscale’s 360 degrees partner program, PartnerFirst, was created with an all-inclusive approach to maximize partner’s technology, products and services with the goal of bringing mutual benefits to customers and partners. By partnering with Stratoscale, Bitrate is bringing the simplicity of the public cloud into the enterprise data center, providing an experience and capabilities that are scalable, expandable and affordable.


“With Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic SDDC solution, we are able to add value to our customers by providing innovative cloud solutions, and create a competitive advantage for our partners,” said Jeroen Dubbelman MD of Bitrate. “Our partnership with Stratoscale enables us to offer a solution that will meet the business needs of our customers and scale as their business grows.”


Stratoscale has brought the control back to IT by providing unparalleled private cloud capabilities in the data center in a way that’s faster and simpler than legacy infrastructure, and doesn’t require specific expertise or expensive services. Offered through its channel partners, Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic, easy-to-use software platform, Stratoscale Symphony, delivers cloud-scale economics to data centers of all sizes with efficiency and operational simplicity.


“Through our PartnerFirst program, Stratoscale is building an ecosystem of technology and distribution partners, as well as expanding coverage and customer service to meet market demand for next generation data centers,” said Ariel Maislos, CEO of Stratoscale. “We are excited to be working with Bitrate to help them grow their business by having a best-in-class product to offer existing customers. Not only does our PartnerFirst program offer innovation in technology, sales and marketing support but it ensures our partners’ success in their go to market plan.”


About Bitrate

Bitrate was founded in 1999 and is focused on the supply of network analysis, data centre infrastructure, information technology security and maintenance equipment. The company is currently the official supplier of the Fluke Networks range of test tools, Palo Alto Networks, Netscout, Airmagnet, Falcongaze, Luxartech  and the EfficientIP range of Core Network Services Equipment. Training in the effective use of the tools is key in order provide full customer satisfaction. It is vital so that the customer enjoys the full benefits of their investment in the products. The equipment we supply must constantly evolve and adapt to the latest networking environment. We at Bitrate know that in order to remain a leader in the field we need to supply the best the industry has to offer, therefore we constantly search for the best solutions for our customers. For more information, visit


About Stratoscale

Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere, IT is empowered to take control of their data centers. Stratoscale is offering a hyperconverged cloud supporting OpenStack out of the box. Led by an experienced management team that brings a proven track record in the field of startups, Stratoscale was named a “Cool Vendor in Servers and Virtualization” by Gartner. Stratoscale is backed by leading investors including: Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco, Intel, Qualcomm Ventures and SanDisk. For more information, visit