Today is an exciting day for Extreme Networks and the Extreme Partner Network (EPN) with our listing on the prestigious CRN 2014 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide (PPG) for the second year in a row. The annual honor highlights the accomplishments of technology vendors whose offerings “provide the underpinnings of today’s mission-critical network connectivity solutions.”
As a partner-first organization, a major focus for Extreme Networks over the last seven months was the integration of two channel programs, stemming from the November 2013 acquisition of Enterasys Networks. Earlier this month we launched the new EPN, significantly broadening the technology and product portfolio available to partners. The EPN also provides global access to service offerings, enhanced incentives and comprehensive training, promoting simplified partner engagement and maximized partner profitability. You can find even more details about the new EPN in this blog post from my colleague Sandra Glaser Cheek.
This listing brings up a topic that is very near and dear to all of us at Extreme Networks: the commitment to our partners’ success. We recognize that a large part of that is delivering innovative networking solutions that span from the data center to the mobile edge. Today’s nod is a testament to our dedication to fostering partner growth and success in the channel.
The Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide will be featured in the August issue of CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, and is available online at www.crn.com. I also encourage you to check out this article on the EPN written by CRN’s Senior Networking Editor, Kristin Bent.