Verizon, CDW, Distributors Take Home Extreme Networks Awards


Business Celebration with Champagne Toast

Extreme Networks recently honored Jenne, ScanSource and other high-performing distributors.

The vendor handed out 26 awards to its top channel partners. Distributors, service providers, VARs and other partners featured among the top Extreme Network partners.

Jenne won Americas Distributor of the Year for a consecutive time. ScanSource, which did not appear in last year’s awards, earned the Momentum Distributor of the Year award for the Americas. Tech Data, on the other hand, disappeared from the list.

Kentucky-based IT solution provider Step CG enjoyed a strong year, winning U.S. Enterprise and Growth Partner of the Year and U.S. Service Provider of the Year. And CDW demonstrated its public sector prowess, winning top Americas SLED (state, local and education) partner.

Extreme announced the winners at its annual partner conference.

Extreme Networks chief revenue officer Joe Vitalone praised partners for their response to COVID-19. The vendor also made adjustments in 2020, delaying its partner certification deadlines and launching a new mesh network solution.

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Extreme’s Joe Vitalone

“Challenging times require us to be smarter, to move faster, and to embrace innovation in every area of our business — that’s how we advance,” Vitalone said. “Nowhere is this more evident than in our work with channel partners, where together we help customers realize the opportunities and efficiencies of cloud-driven, end-to-end networking solutions so they too can thrive.”

Other Changes from 2019

Extreme last year bought Aerohive Networks and enhanced its partner program to drive more managed services.

The following partners won awards in Extreme’s Americas category:

  • Marketing & Revenue Partner of the Year – Canada: Combat Networks
  • Marketing & Revenue Partner of the Year – LATAM: Adsum Soluciones Tecnológicas SAS
  • Service Partner of the Year – Canada: Charter Telecom
  • Marketing Partner of the Year – US: Integration Partners
  • Service Partner of the Year – LATAM: TDec Network Group
  • Distributor of the Year: Jenne
  • Service Partner of the Year – US: STEP CG
  • Momentum Distributor of the Year: ScanSource
  • Cloud Partner Of the Year: Whalley Computer Associates
  • Sports & Entertainment Partner of the Year – US: Verizon
  • Breakout Partner of the Year: PC Solutions and Integration
  • Service Provider Partner of the Year – US: ePlus Technology
  • SLED Partner of the Year – US: CDW
  • Enterprise & Growth Partner of the Year – US: STEP CG

View Extreme’s press release for a full list of award winners.

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