Westcon to distribute ExtremeCloud IQ


Westcon, the global technology distributor, will supply Extreme Networks’ cloud management solution, ExtremeCloud IQ, from 1st 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.”

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