Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Verizon Business Teams With Westcon on Global Network Support

Verizon Business has entered into a new multiyear global distribution agreement with Westcon Group, a leading specialty distributor of networking, convergence, security and mobility equipment. The deal will help Verizon Business to expand its global logistics reach and provide multinational enterprises with just-in-time delivery of critical communications equipment and services. Westcon will also provide optional configuration and staging services for Verizon Business customers. Specifically, Westcon Group will load software according to customer specifications and then inventory, package and ship the gear for easy deployment.

Verizon Business said the Westcon partnership enhances its global procurement model, which includes cost-effective, simplified contracting, billing and delivery. Verizon Business' existing roster of technology providers includes Avaya, Cisco, Fluke Networks, Juniper Networks, NCR, TANDBERG and Tech Data/Azlan.

Verizon Business noted that it currently manages 270,000-plus security, network and hosting devices across more than 4,000 customer networks spanning 142 countries and territories, overseeing non-Verizon connections from more than 60 network providers worldwide.