Monday, June 1, 2009

Extreme signs distribution agreement with Westcon India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Extreme Networks has signed a countrywide distribution agreement with The Westcon Group Inc. of India. The relationship offers nationwide solution providers and integrators in India the fastest path to high performance Ethernet switching for the converged edge, to the data center and service providers as well as rounded support throughout the sales cycle.

With this agreement, Westcon in India is distributing the full range of Extreme Networks' data networking solutions, including Extreme Networks' Ethernet switching platforms that scale from 10/100 speeds to dense 10 Gigabit Ethernet and include the award winning BlackDiamondR modular and SummitR fixed data switching families.

Extreme Networks has served the Indian market for more than a decade and has strong ties with education, manufacturers and government and telecom sector. Westcon announced its entry into India in January and has established regional locations throughout the country to satisfy strong enterprise demand for IT and networking technologies.

In India, Extreme Networks and technology partners bring to market comprehensive network and IP communication solutions that accelerate the adoption of a single converged infrastructure that result in operational savings and simplicity. Westcon will provide pre-and post sales assistance in designing and implementing next generation IP solutions, including the wiring closet and the data center, that combine Extreme Networks products with solutions from best of breed convergence vendors, such as

Jitendra Gupta , country manager for India at Extreme Networks in New Delhi, said: "With the help of Westcon as our national distribution partner Extreme Networks can broaden our channel partner base across India and can provide the necessary support form sales, pre-sales, RMA and post sales follow up to the Indian partner community at a faster and more economical pace. We firmly believe that with the help of Westcon we can reach out to the growing and yet untapped channel market across India.

Rajiv, Business Head for WestconINDIA, added, "We are overwhelmingly delighted to partner with Extreme Networks in India as we believe that the significant solutions of Extreme will tremendously benefit our valued partners to provide customer delight thanks to the world class and cost effective solutions of Extreme Networks."

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