Westcon Group Awarded "Distributor of the Year" by Extreme Networks

EMEA Convergence Business Practice Noted for Strategic Alignment with Core Business Model

Burgess Hill, Oct 23rd 2012 - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced the company has been awarded "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Extreme Networks. Presented to Westcon's Convergence business practice, the accolade is based on the company's direct alignment with Extreme Network's business path to success.

  About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organisation enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customised financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Juniper Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Polycom, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit

Recognised at the recent Extreme Networks Partner Conference in front of  250 partners from North America, Latin America, and EMEA – Westcon was acknowledged for an ability to drive Extreme Network's data center and mobility solutions portfolio.  This includes shipment of the flagship data center BDX8 product.

Presenting the award, Extreme Networks Vice President of Global Channels and Partners Theresa Caragol noted that Westcon's success for on-boarding new and existing partners was crucial to the award:  "Westcon has a deep understanding of our strategy.  It's outstanding heritage and skills in the data networking space – plus a fantastic team – has yielded highly positive results."

"We have a long history of in-depth experience with Extreme Network's market-leading portfolio and have invested heavily in programs to mobilize the channel to drive sales," said David Grant, Senior Vice President, Westcon Convergence.  "It is also a great recognition for our teams which focus on Extreme solutions and our mutual Resellers"

Westcon wins EMEA Distributor of the year

The Extreme Networks conference served as a platform to articulate the company's strategy for the coming year – including new partner programs, as well as solutions messaging for data center and campus environments.

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Runa Macleod

Westcon Convergence
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