Global Convergence Brings Open Network Solutions from Edgecore Networks to N.A. Solution Providers
New agreement helps channel partners deliver professional wired and wireless network solutions supporting virtualization, automation and cloud services
Oldsmar, Fla. – May 4, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – – Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers and telecommunication companies, has enlisted the support of Global Convergence Inc. (GCI), to broaden its reach and accelerate sales within the channel. The addition of Edgecore product lines to GCI’s Network Traffic Visibility practice enables solution providers to solve connectivity issues, with increased choice and open-source options for their customers.
Open networking is helping to transform the way IT is deployed and used by many types of businesses. Based on networking hardware whose designs are fully open-sourced, with a choice of independent open software for NOS, SDN, virtualization and cloud orchestration, open networking solutions decrease CAPEX and OPEX costs while increasing software control and flexibility of networks to meet business objectives.
“Edgecore is pleased to partner with GCI to deliver network solutions to a broad set of customers who are seeking the business benefits of an automated, open, and high performance network,” said Youngcor Shueh, VP Sales, Edgecore Networks. “Based on our experience delivering open network switching and access solutions to web-scale data center and telecommunications service provider customers, we are excited to work with GCI and its solution providers to deliver similar benefits to the broader market.”
GCI’s NTV practice supports the Edgecore Network vision of growth of cloud computing and the Internet of Things, along with the rise of open-source technologies and communities that together are transforming how IT is developed, delivered, and used by businesses and consumers.
“GCI continually looks for new and innovative OEM technology partners to complement and expand our network visibility solutions for our partners. Edgecore’s innovative technology integrates with many of our leading NTV partners, helping our customers build more complete and profitable solutions,” said Todd Gronemeyer, senior director, global marketing for GCI.
About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE open and OCP switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center, telecommunications, and enterprise network use cases. For more information, visit www.Edge-Core.com.
About Global Convergence, Inc.
Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) is the channel’s services and solutions company. GCI empowers solution providers to bring innovative and disruptive technologies to market that complement their portfolio and provide them with new revenue opportunities. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility, GCI has global capabilities in 170 countries. To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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Global Convergence, Inc.
S. Todd Gronemeyer
Senior Director, Global Marketing