VIAVI and Westcon extend network solutions partnership to Africa
Global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions VIAVI Solutions and Westcon-Comstor have announced the extension of their partnership to Africa, Middle East and Europe.
Westcon Unified Communications and Collaboration has added the VIAVI Observer Platform to its portfolio for resellers of unified communications (UC), networking and collaboration solutions. The platform is a full-service IT solution for deploying, managing and optimizing application and network performance.
UC is not a new technology, yet due to its bandwidth-intensive nature and minimal latency thresholds, enterprise network teams still struggle to ensure performance and optimal end-user experience. Forty percent of respondents to VIAVI's 2017 State of the Network study said they lacked visibility into the quality of user experience, bandwidth utilization, or complete session detail for UC technologies. Thirty-six percent said they were unable to assess impact of UC deployments on other applications.
"VIAVI has been pleased with the market momentum we've seen with the partnership with Westcon-Comstor in North America, and we look forward to extending that value proposition to EMEA," said Sergio Bea, Vice President, Worldwide Enterprise and Channels at VIAVI. "In the past year, Observer has further outpaced the competition as the highest performing and most scalable packet capture solution in the industry, and has earned its fourth consecutive placement as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for network performance monitoring and diagnostics."
"This region continues to be an engine fueling technological innovation worldwide, and we're pleased to be able to support enterprises with best-of-breed network performance management solutions," said Wayne Mason, UCC General Manager & Practice Lead EMEA, Westcon. "Bringing the VIAVI Observer Platform into our UCC portfolio gives us the ability to capitalize on the global trend toward UC adoption with a robust, innovative platform. End users can benefit from increased agility, productivity and effectiveness from the platform, backed by support from our knowledgeable partners."