Westcon to distribute ExtremeCloud IQ

Westcon to distribute ExtremeCloud IQ

Global technology distributor will supply Extreme Networks’ cloud networking management solution across EMEA.

Westcon, the global technology distributor, has today announced that it will supply Extreme Networks’ cloud management solution, ExtremeCloud IQ, from 1 January 2020.

ExtremeCloud IQ is the industry’s first end-to-end cloud management application that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide enterprises with insights, as well as complete visibility, control, and automation of their entire network. ExtremeCloud IQ helps organisations automate end-to-end, edge-to-DC network operations, unlock new analytics, scale faster, and secure and optimise the end user and application experience.

The application is built on an architecture supported by microservices, third-generation cloud technology and tools acquired from Aerohive Networks, a pioneer in cloud-managed networking, earlier this year. This move brought together the world’s #2 leader in cloud managed wireless LAN services with the #3 provider of enterprise networking equipment.

Westcon, which was recently named Extreme Networks’ Global Distributor of the Year, will distribute ExtremeCloud IQ across EMEA, offering training and other support services to partners, from January 2020. The only distributor with its own Accredited Training Centre, Westcon’s first Certified Tech Training courses will begin in early 2020.

“We are excited to announce that we will be distributing ExtremeCloud IQ from January 2020,” commented Marianne Nickenig, Vice President, Westcon Collaboration & Networking, EMEA, Westcon. “We have been working with Extreme Networks for over 20 years; we know the business inside out. Extreme Networks’ acquisition of Aerohive adds critical cloud management and edge capabilities to Extreme’s portfolio of end-to-end, edge to cloud software-driven networking solutions, and we look forward to supporting our partners in supplying this.”

“We are delighted to sign this distribution agreement with Westcon, extending our partnership to cover our new ExtremeCloud IQ application,” commented John Campbell, Director, EMEA Distribution, Extreme Networks. “As our number one distributor in EMEA, we know that we can rely on Westcon to provide partners with a broad range of value-add services when distributing our solutions.”

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) is the industry’s first cloud-driven, end-to-end enterprise networking company. Its best-of-breed technology solutions, from the wireless and IoT edge to the data centre, are flexible, agile and secure to accelerate the digital transformation of its customers and provide them with the fastest path to the autonomous enterprise. Its 100% insourced services and support are number one in the industry. Even with 50,000 customers globally, including half of the Fortune 50 and some of the world’s leading names in business, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing, it remains nimble and responsive to ensure customer and partner success. It calls this Customer-Driven Networking™. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor is a global technology distributor with annual revenues that exceed US$3 billion. Operating in more than 70 countries, it delivers business value and opportunity by connecting the world’s leading IT vendors with a channel of technology resellers, systems integrators and service providers. It combines industry insight, technical know-how and more than 30 years of distribution experience to deliver value and accelerate vendor and partner business success. It goes to market through two lines of business: Westcon and Comstor.