October 26, 2015

Extreme Networks and ShoreTel Reconfirm Commitment to Mutual Customers

Extreme Networks and ShoreTel Reconfirm Commitment to Mutual Customers

We are excited to announce that Extreme has received the ShoreTel Innovation Network interoperability certification between Extreme’s portfolio of high performance switches. The Innovation Network is a group of more than 85 partners who utilize ShoreTel’s open architecture to develop hardware, software and services that extend the capabilities of ShoreTel’s UC and enterprise contact center solutions.

This work completes a re-certification of the joint solution and strengthens the long standing Extreme-ShoreTel partnership by positioning both companies to deliver solutions for on-premises Unified Communications (UC) and meet the needs of customers who are transitioning to “Connect,” ShoreTel’s UC as a Service (UCaaS) cloud and hybrid product.

“The recertification of Extreme Networks switches with ShoreTel systems means that users can get an end-to-end solution that is tested and validated. The technology not only supports today’s on-premise solutions but also will support a customer’s move toward UCaaS. We are pleased to be working closely with Extreme to deliver tested and certified solutions to our mutual customers and partner community.”

– Shannon Graham, Director, Innovation Network Programs at ShoreTel

The integration of Extreme switching with ShoreTel phone systems provides partners who sell ShoreTel’s unified communications solutions a trusted, pre-tested, and certified solution to deliver even more value to our mutual customers.

The Extreme Networks and ShoreTel Solution

The Extreme Networks and ShoreTel solution provides converged voice and data communications through an easy-to-deploy, interoperable VoIP networking solution designed on high performance switches, network management, and ShoreTel voice switches and phones. Extreme switches deliver high levels of VoIP availability and reliability, while Extreme’s management platform provides a centralized view of the network enabling quick and easy configuration changes.

The combined solution provides organizations with reliable, cost-effective, and scalable enterprise-wide converged voice and data communications resulting in lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and enhanced customer satisfaction through superior voice quality.


Learn more about this combined Extreme Networks and ShoreTel solution and visit ShoreTel’s partner page where you will find additional resources.


About The Contributor:
Patrick JohnstonDirector, Channel Sales

Patrick Johnston serves as Extreme Networks’ Director of Channel Sales and manages channel partners and technology partnerships. He is dedicated to growing sales through new partner opportunities and forging go to market offerings through strategic technology relationships. Mr. Johnston has been in networking OEM and Channel sales for over 25 years, working with many startup companies, including Brocade Communications, Boole & Babbage, and Interlink Computer Sciences. He was the founding CEO of DockOn Inc. an advanced RF technology and design company in San Diego, CA. Patrick has established sales and distribution networks for various high tech companies in North and South America, Asia and Europe. Patrick is an avid aviator, tennis player and serves as an emeritus board member and past president of Sage Ridge College Preparatory School. Patrick is an Alum of California State University, Fullerton for Management Information Systems.

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