With networking hardware that are fully open-sourced, organizations are not limited to the inflexible solutions of vendors with propriety systems. Open Networking has transformed and forever changed the deployment of information and communications technologies for the better. The capital and operational expenditure is also much cheaper, and organizations have more choice when it comes to software and hardware and the flexibility to deploy it as needed without complex contract revisions. Edgecore Networks just announced it is making its open networking solutions available to Global Convergence (News - Alert) as part of a new agreement with the goal of increasing its customer base and accelerate sales within the channel.
Global Convergence Inc. (GCI (News - Alert)) has been growing the footprint of companies with innovative and disruptive technologies with new opportunities for revenue. With presence in 170 countries, GCI has a portfolio of network traffic visibility, voice and unified communications, storage, security, bandwidth optimization and software defined networking (SDN). This includes support, management with environment optimization, implementation and planning and design. These features will ensure the open networking solutions from Edgecore Networks (News - Alert) will be deployed according to its technical specifications by being able to solve connectivity issues and provide more open source options for customers.
"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.
The GCI platform will also support Edgecore's future growth and development in cloud computing, the Internet of Things and open-source technologies and the transformative nature of these technologies in IT to ensure their delivery and use by consumers and organizations alike.
Youngcor Shueh, VP Sales, Edgecore Networks, said the company was pleased in being able to access the GCI delivery network to a wide range of customers looking to benefit from automated, open and high performance network. Shueh added, "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."
Edgecore Networks' provides wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators for data centers, service providers, enterprises and SMBs around the world. The open networking solutions it offers include a full line of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE open and OCP (News - Alert) switches with NOS and SDN software that can be applied in data centers, telecommunications, and enterprise networks.
Edited by Maurice Nagle