SOURCE: STORDIS GmbH

September 19, 2016 10:12 ET

STORDIS and Edgecore Networks Partner to Expand Open Networking in Europe

Open Networking Solutions Offer Significant Savings Over Traditional Networking Switches

STUTTGART, GERMANY--(Marketwired - September 19, 2016) - Open networking specialist STORDIS, has been appointed as European distributor for Edgecore Networks Corporation with a main distribution focus on Germany, the UK and France. STORDIS will address the vertical markets of Media & Broadcast and Cyber Security, where the company has a considerable understanding of the specialised market requirements. Edgecore Networks, who is the leader in Open Networking, is a fully owned subsidiary of industry giant, Accton Technology Corporation, the World's largest switch original design manufacturer (ODM), supplying many of the tier one branded switch vendors.

"Edgecore offers bare-metal, and white box switches that are designed and manufactured in the same Accton factories, from the same components, using the same expertise as many of the world's branded networking devices," comments Alexander Jeffries, CEO at STORDIS. "Customers are getting near-identical hardware at significant savings. Combining this with the latest open switch operating systems and SDN solutions, built on Linux and OpenFlow, we are convinced this new business model will change the future of networking."

"With Edgecore Networks being the leader in Open Networking solutions, and its role as a leading contributor to the Open Compute Project (OCP) were key factors in STORDIS partnering with Edgecore," added Alexander Jeffries.

"OCP is now the principal forum for open, industry collaboration around all aspects of data centre architecture. Edgecore Networks, is at the centre of this, leading, and contributing to the project, supplying the latest optimised hardware. Edgecore Networks are working directly with the largest switch-users globally, building new hardware that is designed from the ground up for open networking: hardware built on open source, open standards and industry collaboration."

STORDIS will be providing 24 hour delivery times across Europe on a range of 1GB, 10GB, 40GB and 100Gb Edgecore switches. The company will also be offering complete Open Networking solutions, by combining Edgecore Networks switches with the latest open source SDN solutions and its broad-ranging stocks of high-quality un-coded transceivers, networking adaptors (NICs), cabling, and breakout options.

Vital for success in open networking, STORDIS are testing all the combined hardware and software solutions thoroughly in their own 'STORDIS Labs'. This gives resellers access to hands-on expertise and advice to ensure working, flexible networking options that are perfectly matched to their customers' needs.

''We are very happy to have selected STORDIS as one of our distributors in Europe. STORDIS is the ideal distribution partner for scaling and growing our businesses in Europe," comments George Tchaparian, Edgecore CEO and GM of Open Networking for Accton Group. "Their commitment to Open Networking solution integration and testing, and building expertise around our extensive open networking product line, gives STORDIS a high value-add needed for supporting resellers and their customers with hands-on knowledge, practical FAE advice, and real-world positive customer experience."

About STORDIS

STORDIS, www.stordis.com, is the leading independent distributor of Open Networking Infrastructure and Storage Solutions. For resellers across Europe and beyond, STORDIS offers peerless expertise on combining the next generation of bare-metal hardware, together with software defined networking and storage technologies that are built on open source and open standards.

The dedicated research and testing team at STORDIS LABS provide the cornerstone of the company's success. Superior market knowledge means that STORDIS is consistently first to market with working solutions built on the hottest new technologies. Unrivalled product knowledge enables staff to excel in pre- and post-sales technical support and to offer training capabilities.

With a strong vertical market focus, STORDIS' six business units provide customers within: Media & Broadcast, Telecommunications, Service Providers, Financial Trading, Research and Academia, and the Cyber Security industry, with experienced, specialist technical advice and a real understanding of their business needs.

STORDIS' head office and research centre is located in Stuttgart, Germany, with additional sales offices in London and Paris.

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 Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line up of open WiFi access points and 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE OCP-accepted switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center, telecommunications and enterprise networks. For more information, visit www.Edge-Core.com.

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