Xirrus Enhances MSP Partner Programme

BUSINESS  JOHN SAMBROOKS COPYRIGHT EXPRESS & STAR 09/01/14

Head and shoiulders of Managing Director Richard Lane at EBC Group, Hagley Road, Halesowen, as they celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Xirrus has announced an enhanced Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner programme featuring CommandCenter, a new control function that radically simplifies the ability of MSPs to offer Wi-Fi-as-a-Service (WaaS) to their customers. CommandCenter, included free of charge with the Xirrus Management System for MSPs, significantly simplifies and speeds up the activation and provisioning process for new customer installations to maximize revenue generation and reduce deployment cost and overhead. MSPs can create customer accounts instantly without the need to stage customer networks prior to provisioning. This reduces time to deployment and inventory levels.

“We often found that our customers were let down by Wi-Fi that wasn’t fast or reliable enough for their business needs. We have partnered with Xirrus in order to offer Wi-Fi-as-a-service and help our customers overcome challenges such as the inability to adapt a Wi-Fi network to address the constantly changing user needs and an ever increasing number of devices,” said Richard Lane, Managing Director of EBC Group. “Now, Xirrus CommandCenter enables us to deploy, adapt and manage customer Wi-Fi networks easily, and broadens our portfolio so we offer a complete range of connectivity, as well as Managed IT, telephony and print solutions to the market.”

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the managed services market will grow from $107 billion in 2014 to $193 billion by 2019, which creates significant opportunities for MSPs to acquire new customers, expand the markets they service and increase revenue. Success depends on simple, reliable and cost effective service offerings that enable MSPs to differentiate from competitors. Xirrus CommandCenter streamlines MSP operations. Partners can independently create and maintain cloud-managed WaaS offerings for their customers regardless of location or size.

“Cloud-managed IT and enterprise-wide mobility usher in a new set of challenges for businesses who need to design, deploy and manage fast, reliable Wi-Fi networks. More than ever, businesses rely on MSPs to support their mobility needs with Wi-Fi-as-a-Service,” said Jillian Mansolf, chief marketing officer and vice president, channel sales at at Xirrus. “CommandCenter is the only solution designed specifically for the unique needs of MSPs – to deliver next generation Wi-Fi services with unprecedented speed, security and flexibility. This ultimately enables them to increase revenue streams without the need to add significant resources.”