Tech Data Expands Strategic Alliance With Extreme Networks

by | Jun 3, 2014 | Industry News

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced an expansion to its strategic alliance with Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXTR) that will enable it to offer additional customer resources, credit opportunities, technical support, sales training and lead generation for its channel of solution providers. Offered through Tech Data’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division, Extreme Networks’ solutions and services provide a comprehensive data center portfolio to meet the diverse needs of enterprises of all sizes and infrastructures with the intelligence, agility, simplicity and high performance needed to meet evolving data center requirements.

“We are pleased to announce our expanded strategic alliance with Extreme Networks, which will enable us to offer additional training, education and technical support to fully enable and equip our channel of solution providers for business growth and success,” said Chuck Bartlett, senior vice president, AIS at Tech Data. “Committed to offering the broadest and most comprehensive data center solutions and services in the IT channel through our AIS division, Tech Data is the go-to distributor for Extreme Networks’ reseller partners. Today’s announcement is another step in accelerating our long-standing strategic alliance with Extreme Networks, and we appreciate their ongoing commitment to our solution providers.”

Through this strategic alliance, Tech Data is now able to offer expanded education and enablement resources for Extreme Networks’ resellers, including training, webinars, and customized support for both solution providers and their end-user customers, helping enable them to best leverage Extreme Networks’ broad portfolio of networking and wireless solutions. Extreme Networks’ solutions are built on scalable, adaptive and resilient architecture that provides unified visibility and control from the network edge to the data center with a single management system that integrates the control of wired and wireless networks to improve IT efficiency.

In conjunction with Extreme Networks, Tech Data will continue to provide best-in-class product inventory management, optimized channel recruitment, and innovative business development initiatives through its TeleSmart services and TDAgency, Tech Data’s in-house channel marketing services agency. In November 2013, Tech Data was named Distributor of the Year by Extreme Networks.

“We have enhanced our relationship with Tech Data as a strategic solution distributor across several key markets including data centers,” said Theresa Caragol, vice president of global channels for Extreme Networks. “As enterprises face the opportunity to improve services and resource utilization with the convergence of storage, compute and networking, solution providers need high performance solutions from Extreme Networks that are strengthened by wide-scale product distribution, strategic reseller partner recruitment and specialized training and support from Tech Data.”

For more information about Extreme Networks, or to become an authorized Tech Data solution provider, please contact Tech Data’s Extreme Networks team at 800-237-8931, ext. 80303 or

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and marketing-leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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