Sol Distribution UK to offer ALE data center, core switching solutions

10/26/2016



At a glance:

  • Relationship expands ability to deliver network automation, advanced mesh architecture, analytics and application awareness to support data center and core network transformation
  • According to Synergy Research ALE was the second fastest growing Enterprise Ethernet Switching vendor quarter over quarter, Q1-Q2/2016
  • Company Joins Arrow and Nuvola as part of expanding UK Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise distribution network
     

Partner moving people

ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, today announced a new strategic partnership with Sol Distribution, a leading UK-based Value Added Distributor specializing in networking infrastructure and services. Sol Distribution will provide new resellers and systems integrators with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions with a focus on innovative, low-latency, high performance data center and core switching hardware.

The company joins Arrow and Nuvola as part of the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise distribution network, enabling a growing number of resellers to deliver advanced networks, CPE-based and hybrid cloud communications solutions to small, mid, and large customers. ALE is now the second fastest growing Enterprise Ethernet Switching vendor quarter over quarter, Q1-Q2/2016 according to Synergy Research.

The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise portfolio includes a full suite of products that deliver automation, flexibility, analytics, and intelligence into data center and core infrastructure architectures.

Embedded in the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise networking technology is full application awareness, quality of service (QoS) and integrated analytics. These features enable both automated adjustment for application flows and full application analytics within the data center and across the network to help in the delivery of high-quality applications to the end-users.

With the new Sol Distribution agreement, more resellers can leverage the unique advantages of this technology to simplify the deployment and ongoing administration of the data center and core infrastructure networks to meet the needs of their customers’ digital transformation.

Viren Patel, Business Development Manager, Sol Distribution
“Alcatel Lucent Enterprise’s technological focus and growth strategy were the critical elements in our decision to work together. The company’s award winning data networking portfolio and data center product roadmap aligns with our strategy to engage with our resellers to win new business with ALE across key verticals. This relationship both complements and enhances our existing portfolio – it will enable our reseller partners to offer differentiating and profitable market propositions to SMBs and mid-large enterprise businesses.”

Chris Donovan, Director of Distribution Management and Channel Enablement, ALE UK&I
“Sol Distribution has a great understanding of the data center market and how the industry is evolving. Their experience and expertise are valuable contributions to our sales model, complementing our existing distribution arrangements and market focus with a high level of competency to deliver Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise data center and core switching technology in the UK. This is a great opportunity to increase the number of resellers who have access to our latest generation of data center and core network technology, and to offer more choice for end customers.”

About Sol Distribution
Sol Distribution is a UK-based value-added distributor of networking infrastructure solutions, serving a community of resellers and systems integrators across the UK and Europe. The company is based in Oswestry, Shropshire, with an operations centre in Manchester.

We specialise in datacentre, enterprise and industrial applications and can provide solutions in several specialist networking areas including enterprise switching and routing, network management and monitoring, carrier Ethernet access and optical transport.

Sol Distribution is an official distribution partner of Alcatel Lucent Enterprise, MRV Communications, RAD Data Communications, Starview International, Transition Networks and Viavi Solutions. Sol is a channel-only distributor; we take a project-led, consultative, and collaborative approach, working with our channel partner network to generate demand and deliver market growth at end-user level.

About Us
Our company is a leading provider of enterprise communications solutions and services, from the office to the cloud, marketed under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand. Building on our established heritage of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, we operate globally with 2400+ employees in 100+ countries worldwide, with headquarters near Paris, France.

With communications, networking and cloud solutions for business of all sizes, our team of technology experts, service professionals, and 2900+ partners serve more than 830,000 customers worldwide, tailoring and adapting our solutions and services to local requirements. This provides tangible business outcomes through personalized connected experiences for customers and end users.

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