EPS Global Brings Open Network Solutions from Edgecore Networks to EMEA

London, Jan 19, 2016 - Edgecore Networks, a leader in delivering open network solutions to cloud data center, telecommunications and enterprise customers, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with EPS Global in EMEA.

Currently, EPS Global sells Edgecore's network switching products into data centers and enterprise in the US along with optics and connectivity products, and this extended partnership agreement ensures the availability of Edgecore's suite of products across Europe and Russia. EPS Global has 10 locations in EMEA alone, including a distribution hub in Dublin, Ireland, ensuring shorter lead times for their customers.

Edgecore offers a complete range of 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb, and 100Gb switches and supports the broadest set of commercial and open source software choices in the industry, providing customers with choice of switching and SDN architectures.  Edgecore bare-metal switches support the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) which enables the use of switch and SDN software from Big Switch Networks, Cumulus Linux, Pica8, the OpenSwitch open source NOS,  and the Open Network Foundation Atrium SDN distribution.

Edgecore count Facebook and other hyperscale cloud operators as customers, providing them with ToR and spine switches to meet their demanding performance, scale and reliability requirements.

The benefits of open networking are many: reduced equipment expenses, automated and accelerated provisioning of network capacity and services, greater control over the development of enhanced network services, flexibility and choice in suppliers, and reduced operating expenses.

John Lynch, EPS Sales Director EMEA, at the UK Network Operators Forum held in London this week said, 'The industry is seeing the value in white-box switching because of the ability to pick and choose features and software. We are delighted to offer our customers in EMEA a lower-cost and more flexible switching alternative. Edgecore is complementary to the other data center products on our linecard, and it saves our customers time and money when they can get everything they need in one place - switches, and the optics and cables that plug into them - and know that they are guaranteed the highest levels of quality and customer service.'

Łukasz Łukowski, Edgecore Networks Sales Director EMEA, said, 'Edgecore is pleased to expand our  partnership with EPS Global into Europe.  EPS Global has the expertise and reach to deliver Edgecore open network solutions which reduce costs, increase flexibility and enable more rapid deployment of cloud-based services for enterprises, telecom operators and cloud service providers.'

The industry agrees. In December, Network World chose Edgecore's AS5712-54X White-box Switch as one of the Best Products of 2015.

For more information or to organize a demo, contact your local EPS Global Sales Office.

Media Contacts:
Edgecore Networks: Mark Basham, tel: +44 (0)7595 849142, mark_basham@edge-core.com
EPS Global: Ciara McCarthy, tel: +353 (0)1 8038918, cmccarthy@epsglobal.com
About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM.  Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for the Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers.  Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking providing a full line of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE open and OCP switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center, telecommunications and Enterprise network use cases.  For more information, visit www.Edge-Core.com.
About EPS Global
Founded in 1999 EPSGlobal is a leading, privately owned, franchised distributor for specialized IT component and systems manufacturers whose products are used in high speed data and storage networks to accelerate, multiplex, store and manipulate the huge amounts of data generated by online and telecoms activity. Their customer base includes Web 2.0 operators, Data Centres, MSPs, Internet Exchanges, Media & Broadcast, Government, Utilities and Telcos in addition to 1,000+ Value Added Reseller and System Integrators who work within the big data management market. For more information, visit www.epsglobal.com
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