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Extreme Networks appoints Distribution Central® as Australian and New Zealand distributor

  • 17 August, 2009 10:12

<p>SYDNEY, August 17, 2009 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), today announced the appointment of Distribution Central® Pty Limited as distributor for Australia and New Zealand of its converged Ethernet network solutions.</p>
<p>Distribution Central’s specialist networking/infrastructure business unit, NetWorld Systems® will deliver to the reseller channel Extreme Networks’ technology that supports data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks Regional Director Australia and New Zealand, Simon Barnard, said: “We see NetWorld Systems as a pro-active and energetic partner that will enhance our technology with a full suite of reseller support services. These include pre-sales technical support, post-sales field support, configuration, renewal and asset management, training and education programs and channel marketing programs.</p>
<p>“We see a really positive synergy in the partnership and will work closely with our channel to transition the business from our existing distributor to Distribution Central over the coming weeks.”</p>
<p>Nick Verykios, Sales and Marketing Director of Distribution Central, said: “Strong strong data and networking solutions are essential as customers require reliable network access that is secure, mobile and cost-efficient. The Extreme Networks product portfolio addresses these business communications challenges, with a commitment to open networking and control to applications and services.
“Extreme Networks’ solutions complement our existing technology portfolio and combined with our proven services capabilities, extend our channel offering and ensure our partners are leveraging a broad spectrum of opportunities in the Australian and New Zealand market.”</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Inc.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks (www.extremenetworks.com) designs, builds and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that solve the toughest business communications challenges. The company’s commitment to open networking sets it apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. Extreme Networks believes openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. Extreme Networks focuses on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and wireless infrastructure.</p>
<p>About Distribution Central®</p>
<p>Distribution Central® Pty Limited was established because we saw an emerging need for a comprehensive rethink of IT channel distribution and support services in Australia and New Zealand. We offer specialised, technical-service oriented distribution and channel support for contemporary IT products.</p>
<p>Distribution Central is an industry first, in that it is dedicated to servicing the vendor whilst our independent, specialised business units manage the reseller channel. This unique approach enables Distribution Central® and its vendor partners to capitalise on all IT distribution opportunities in the Australian and New Zealand market, without diluting the high level of specialisation required to service complex technology markets.</p>
<p>Headquartered in Sydney with a large branch office in Melbourne and other offices in Brisbane, Perth and Auckland, NetWorld Systems® is a network-focused business unit of Distribution Central® Pty Limited, which includes Firewall Systems® – Australia’s leading IT security distributor – SAN Systems®, Unity Systems™, Annuity Systems™ and Red Education™.</p>
<p>To learn more, visit www.distributioncentral.com and www.distributioncentral.co.nz</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>Simon Barnard
Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand
Phone: +61 3 8610 6584
Mobile: +61 408 340 633
Email: sbarnard@extremenetworks.com</p>
<p>Nick Verykios
Sales and Marketing Director, Distribution Central
Phone: +61 2 8986 5000
Email: nverykios@distributioncentral.com</p>
<p>David Frost
PR Deadlines Pty Ltd, for Extreme Networks
Phone: +61 2 4341 50221 or +61 (0) 408 408 210
Email: davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>

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