Westcon Group is Extreme International Distributor of the Year

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Westcon Group has been named “International Distributor of the Year” by Extreme Networks, Inc. The award was presented in front of more than 200 delegates from 160 partners during Extreme’s recent Channel Conference in Marbella, Spain.

For its global customer base, Extreme designs, builds and installs sophisticated Ethernet solutions that meet the most complex challenges in network connectivity and IP-based communications.

“Westcon Group is by far one of our most valued partners across Europe. The company has created a highly developed channel support model, enabling partners to accelerate their businesses leveraging our award-winning solutions,” said Roland Richter, Vice President of Sales for EMEA and Latin America, Extreme Networks. “We consider this relationship as fundamental to the ongoing success of our business.”

Westcon was singled-out as a valued distributor who most directly contributed to Extreme’s success in 2010 by delivering best-in-class, value-added channel support. As the company’s largest distributor in Europe, Westcon significantly contributed to Extreme’s revenues in 2010, recording in excess of 45% year-over-year growth. This growth is set to continue, with recent geographic expansion into the Nordics and a focus to support and drive Extreme’s key initiatives into the Data Centre as well as mobile and wireless networks.

“Over the years, we’ve developed a close working relationship with Extreme, helping resellers leverage highly advanced data networking solutions to more effectively compete in the marketplace. In today’s world, this means realising the opportunities with cloud computing, virtualsation and mobility,” said David Grant, Senior Vice President for Europe, Westcon Group. “As a dedicated partner, we’re honored to be recognised with this prestigious award – a true testament to the ongoing success of our collaboration.”