Connex Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd announced today that it has been appointed as an Extreme Networks Authorised Value-Added Distributor for Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives. The official partnership launch took place at Taj Samudra, Colombo, which was attended by over 100 Connex channel partners and customers.
Headquartered in Colombo, Connex is the first in-country Sri Lankan distributor for Extreme. Previously, the Sri Lankan and Maldives regions had limited coverage from distribution partners in India. With more than 70 percent of staff in technical roles, and local warehousing and logistics, Connex provides Sri Lankan systems integrators and IT resellers with significant local pre-sales and technical support, as well as logistics and fulfilment services for Extreme Network’s complete product and solution portfolio.
“Connex has great coverage across the local channel and very strong technical, sales and marketing capabilities. They are fantastic in generating pipeline for their partners, and also in supporting the configuration and deployment of world class networking solutions based on Extreme Networks technologies,” said John Boladian, APAC Director of Channel Sales, Extreme Networks. “With the Sri Lankan Government recently relaxing the import tariffs and duties on IT products, this makes high quality networking hardware and software technologies like Extreme Networks more accessible for Sri Lankan government and commercial organisations and will accelerate the Government’s digital transformation agenda.”
As an Extreme Networks distribution partner, Connex has access to preferred pricing, demonstration products, marketing development funds, subsidised training and certification programs, and technical support. This extends technical, sales and marketing support for Extreme solutions to its 110+ reseller partners. Connex has made a significant investment in technical certification and training, with these value-added services available to partners to support both the development of sales opportunities and also supporting the design and implementation of networking solutions based on Extreme technologies.
“We stand humbled and proud to have partnered with Extreme Networks to give a better customer-driven enterprise networking experience for end user organisations in Sri Lanka and Maldives. I’d like to acknowledge the tremendous effort and commitment of our team to build our capabilities and demonstrate our readiness to support Extreme’s solutions in the local market,” said Eranga Wickramasinghe, Head of Pre-sales, Connex Information Technologies.
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