Enterasys Debuts OneFabric Ready Alliance Program
New alliance program takes aim at innovative technology partnerships, offering customers and channel partners edge-to-datacenter integrated solutions
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Andover, MA — Oct 17, 2011
Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced its OneFabric Ready Alliance Partner Program, an extension of the new OneFabric architecture also announced today. The program has been designed to align best-of-breed innovative technology partners in an ecosystem that enables customers to unlock additional value from the OneFabric architecture. The program will demonstrate a market commitment to flexible and interoperable IT infrastructure solutions, lowered IT operational costs, and removal of traditional disjointed application service delivery impediments driven by many single-sourced vendor’s proprietary solutions.
"As the current trend of IT consolidation and virtualization continues to disrupt the legacy application delivery infrastructure, there is a need to provide customers with integrated solutions that share intelligence across network, servers, storage, and applications,” said Ram Appalaraju, global VP of marketing, Enterasys Networks. "Joining forces in partnership with supporting OneFabric Ready technology vendors will grant the virtualized IT enterprise greater agility, translating to accelerated service delivery times with improved end-to-end management and security of applications."
Today the OneFabric Ready Alliance Partner Program includes a growing list of partners in the areas of virtualization, storage, WAN optimization, security and mobility.
Virtualization – VMware
“As a VMware Elite-level partner, Enterasys and its OneFabric architecture integration with VMware vCenter™ Server provides customers a new level of network flow visibility. It also provides network administrators an automated process for securely provisioning VMs on both the physical and virtual network,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “VMware customers can benefit from the dynamic auto-provisioning of network resources and unified management provided by the Enterasys OneFabric architecture.”
Security – Palo Alto Networks
"Enterprise IT organizations now view Palo Alto Networks as an essential vendor in their networks, so it's incumbent upon us to continue collaborating with our industry's best-in-class vendors to ensure that customers can reap the most from their network security investments," said Punit Minocha, vice president of corporate and business development at Palo Alto Networks. “Enterasys with its OneFabric architecture has demonstrated a commitment to open and interoperable secure networking solutions, providing joint customers our combined solution value of enterprise ‘edge to internet’ visibility and control.”
WAN Optimization – Silver Peak
Optimizing the wide area network (WAN) is essential for today’s critical IT initiatives and Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) aligns perfectly with the OneFabric Ready Alliance program with the highest-capacity, most comprehensive and lowest cost options for deploying WAN optimization virtually anywhere within the network,” said Marc Trimuschat, vice president of business development and alliances for Silver Peak. “By participating in the OneFabric Ready Alliance program, we are collectively driving IT organizations to do more with less by investing in complimentary technologies that are easy to deploy and integrate seamlessly.”
Unified Storage and Compute – Pivot3
“Pivot3 was founded on the idea that virtual servers, shared storage and networks could be radically simplified and unified in order to drive down complexity and cost while increasing scale-out performance,” said Olivier Thierry, Chief Marketing Officer for Pivot3. “By participating in the OneFabric Ready Alliance, customers can tap into pre-defined converged solutions that have been designed to work together and generate a better and faster return-on-implementation.”
Enterasys offers OneFabric Ready Alliance Program partners the following benefits:
- Partner products to be installed within Enterasys’ multi-million dollar Showcase Demonstration Lab
- Solution highlights and solution value will be presented during all Executive Briefings at Enterasys headquarters
- Product Consignment program offered to ensure successful integration and interoperability with OneFabric solutions
- Joint Marketing programs, vertical campaigns, and promotional activities focused on demand generation
- Reference architecture inclusion, joint collateral development and sales webinar creation
In the coming quarters Enterasys will continue to recruit and publicize OneFabric Ready Alliance partners who have complementary solutions to the Enterasys portfolio. OneFabric partnerships will help customers implement solutions focused on key OneFabric areas of focus: OneFabric Data Center, OneFabric Edge, or OneFabric Security.
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise Communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications
and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning “Open Communications” approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com
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