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Synnex, Aerohive Team on Managed Wireless Business Model

PRESS RELEASE — Las Vegas, NV (from 2016 SYNNEX Fall Varnex Conference) - November 8, 2016 – SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading Technology Solutions distributor, today announced a new offering for the US IT distribution channel that enables resellers to deliver fully managed wireless services to customers through an innovative business model that is cost-effective, flexible and user-friendly. SYNNEX’ new offering is built on cloud networking, wireless access points, and application insights provided by Aerohive Networks (NYSE: HIVE), a leader in cloud networking and enterprise Wi-Fi. SYNNEX is Aerohive’s exclusive US distribution partner for managed services. The new offering is available through SYNNEX’ CONVERGESolv Secure Networking group, which offers a portfolio of products and services that allow resellers to deliver a true IT convergence model to customers.

 

The services are available through SYNNEX as a Wireless-as-a-service (WaaS) offering, enabling resellers and end-customers to purchase products through a monthly annuity model, which provides flexible financing, easy transactions, and simplified information for resellers to market to customers. Aerohive holds a unique position in the marketplace with the combination of cloud-based management and intelligent access points, which together can significantly reduce the cost of a typical deployment. In addition, Aerohive offers data and application insights and analytics that provide additional revenue streams for resellers, delivering value beyond connectivity. By offloading the management of the network to SYNNEX, resellers are able to refocus resources on extracting valuable data from the network through connectivity applications that provide analytics based on traffic.

 

As part of this new service offering SYNNEX installs, manages, and offers 24/7/365 support for end-users’ networks. To support the model, SYNNEX has expanded its current Network Operation Control (NOC) capabilities to provide comprehensive management of Aerohive devices for resellers through its SERVICESolv group. Resellers can take advantage of a centralized ordering platform through SYNNEX’ CLOUDSolv marketplace, which significantly simplifies product selection and the buying process. By accessing the offering through SYNNEX, resellers can avoid using a third party company, while leveraging SYNNEX’ ability to provide competitive prices.{ad}

“Expanding our relationship with Aerohive to offer comprehensive services management, support, design and application insights around wireless networking is an important step in providing resellers with top-tier solutions needed to fully support their customers in today’s marketplace,” said Peter Larocque, President, North American Technology Solutions, SYNNEX Corporation. “The new SYNNEX WaaS offering significantly changes the way customers go to market and gives them the option to rely on SYNNEX for their wireless deployments from start to finish.”

 

“Together, SYNNEX and Aerohive are able to bring to market a wireless offering that delivers both business and technological advantages to channel partners of all sizes,” said David Flynn, CEO, Aerohive Networks. “This advanced model allows resellers to unlock …

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… new opportunities in a range of vertical markets with Aerohive’s advanced product portfolio, while working with SYNNEX to support wireless deployments through their extensive pre-services support and professional installation capabilities.”

Resellers can select from the following options within the SYNNEX WaaS offering:

  • Access Points and HiveManager: Resellers purchase Aerohive access points and HiveManager, Aerohive’s cloud-enabled enterprise network management solution, as a single monthly SKU. The offering is available through an OpEx purchasing model and requires no upfront investment from the reseller. The reseller and/or end-user handles configuration and ongoing management of the access points and wireless infrastructure.
  • Access Points, HiveManager and NOC: In addition to purchasing Aerohive products and having access to an OpEx purchasing model that requires no upfront investment, the reseller and end-user receive full product configuration and management from the SYNNEX NOC.  
  • Access Points, HiveManager, NOC and Install: In addition to receiving full product configuration and management from the SYNNEX NOC, SYNNEX implements physical installation of access points at the end-user’s premises, which is included as part of their monthly fee.  

SYNNEX is now accepting applications from interested resellers to take part in the beta launch of the SYNNEX WaaS offering. To learn more, call 855-217-6639 or email Aerohive@synnex.com.

About SYNNEX
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, optimizing supply chains and providing outsourced services focused on customer relationship management. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products, and also provides systems design and integration solutions. Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation, offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services around customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in 26 countries around the world. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

 

About Aerohive Networks
Aerohive (NYSE: HIVE) enables our customers to simply and confidently connect to the information, applications, and insights they need to thrive. Our simple, scalable, and secure platform delivers mobility without limitations. For our customers worldwide, every access point is a starting point. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Milpitas , CA. For more information, please visit http://www.Aerohive.com, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog, join our community, or become a fan on our Facebook page.


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