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Westcon-Comstor onboards Silver Peak for SD-WAN in A/NZ

By Ben Moore
Mon 11 Nov 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Silver Peak has announced an Australian and New Zealand distribution agreement with Westcon-Comstor. 

This is an extension of a global distribution partnership announced in 2018.

Through its Westcon line of business, the distributor will immediately add the business-driven Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform to its portfolio, enabling resellers throughout Australia and New Zealand to engage with enterprise customers and shift them to a business-first networking model with a single, centrally managed SD-WAN edge platform.

“Our new distribution partnership with Westcon-Comstor marks a key milestone in accelerating our business expansion and customer acquisition across Australia and New Zealand,” says Silver Peak A/NZ regional director Graham Schultz. 

“Westcon-Comstor is uniquely positioned with its breadth of technical expertise and broad sales network boasting an expansive portfolio of partners across both countries. The company’s substantial global footprint makes things so much easier for our local customers with branches overseas, in terms of deployment and ongoing support.”

“Partnering with Silver Peak presents a substantial opportunity for us to offer a business-driven SD-WAN edge platform to resellers and enterprise customers in Australia and New Zealand that directly and securely connects users to SaaS and cloud applications to deliver the highest quality of experience,” says Westcon-Comstor APAC executive vice president Patrick Aronson.

“We can now offer value-added distribution of our full portfolio to existing Silver Peak partners, while evangelising the SD-WAN addressable market opportunity to potential new value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators across the region.”

The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform uniquely liberates cloud-first enterprises from the limitations of conventional network approaches by shifting to a business-first networking model. 

EdgeConnect replaces routers, unifying SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimisation and application visibility and control in a single platform, centrally managed with Unity Orchestrator. 

EdgeConnect is engineered to continuously learn and adapt to changing business requirements to deliver the highest quality of experience to enterprise users and IT organisations.

Silver Peak also recently announced a new partnership with NSC, expanding its global IT services portfolio with new managed SD-WAN services powered by the business-driven Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform.

NSC now serves as a single-source provider, offering professional SD-WAN deployment services, white-label managed SD-WAN services to tier one and multi-national service providers, as well as turnkey managed SD-WAN services to new and existing enterprise clients.

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