Welcome!

SAP Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Jayaram Krishnaswamy, AppDynamics Blog

News Feed Item

Xirrus Empowers Channel Partners With Next-Generation Partner Program

Best-in-Class Wi-Fi Infrastructure, Two-Tier Distribution Model, and Advanced Partner Relationship Management Tool Helps Resellers Maximize Revenues and Margins

THOUSAND OAKS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 -- Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced the Xirrus Alliance Network (XAN) to empower channel, managed services, consulting services, and technology partners of wireless network technology to deliver best-in-class mobile solutions for the enterprise. The XAN is built on a two-tier model, with resellers purchasing from Xirrus authorized distributors, gaining substantial benefits, support, and deal opportunities to increase their wireless networking business. Differentiating the program, Xirrus has signed a distribution agreement in North America with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc., that provides Xirrus resellers with presales technical support, order fulfillment management, bundled solutions, customized configurations, business planning, and flexible financing, along with other services.

The XAN channel partner program is designed to attract premier partners seeking world-class wireless technology for further development of their Wi-Fi business offerings. The program uses a single sign-on Partner Relationship Management (PRM) tool for all partner communications and interactions with Xirrus. It provides partners with powerful self-management and communication selection capabilities and eliminates the administrative burden for deal registration, special pricing approvals, and lead follow-up management of traditional partner programs. The PRM also positions the partner as an integral part of the Xirrus demand generation programs with fast access to sales-ready leads and opportunities. XAN channel partners have access to a wealth of sales tools like video case studies, industry and solution briefs, specialized channel-ready campaigns, vertical-marketing tools, a competitive TCO tool, and advanced competitive 802.11ac program pricing.

"For providers that introduce a program structure that rewards and recognizes channel partners (including resellers) for the value they bring to the business for investments in gaining competencies, specialization and vertical expertise, it is a very different model than the volume-based programs seen across the industry today," said Tiffani Bova, research vice president, Gartner. "By tying those competencies and specializations with partner levels, providers are able to clearly understand the true capabilities of their ecosystem without being distracted by sales volumes. At the end of the day, it is all about putting the right partners with the right skills in front of the right customers at the right time."(1)

"As the heavy load of BYOD and rich media crushes traditional wireless networks, we continue to see mounting interest in our high-performance WLAN solutions," said Shane Buckley, Xirrus CEO. "Xirrus looks forward to drawing from Arrow ECS's broad community of vertical-market solution providers to extend our market share across North America. This agreement aligns with our commitment to continue expanding the Xirrus Alliance Network Global Partner Program."

The XAN addresses a common issue with conventional reseller partner programs, in which new service introductions result in growing administrative complexity as well as revenue and margin erosion. By comparison, Xirrus has pioneered a single sign-on for all partner services using RelayWare: account management, quotes, deal registration, training, marketing development funds, and product information. With a single sign-on and one user interface, partners slash administrative time, increase productivity, and focus their efforts on sales and market development rather than administration. Furthermore, partners gain immediate access to Xirrus' Marketo marketing automation platform, an advanced software tool for channel-centric demand generation support and lead management.

The partner program leverages Xirrus' high-performance, award-winning WLAN technology that consistently appears on the top-three list of many prospective customers during their final decision-making process. Arrow ECS identifies Xirrus wireless technology as the linchpin in its partnership with Xirrus, and a catalyst for empowering resellers to increase market share.

"Adding Xirrus' high-performance WLAN technology suite to our strong network solutions portfolio strengthens Arrow ECS' leading position in the enterprise network access market," said Joe Burke, vice president, enterprise storage/security virtualization and networking, Arrow ECS North America. "Xirrus will enable our solution providers to deliver a high-performance WLAN offering for customers along the BYOD adoption curve, where mobile applications and cloud-access have 'cut the cord,' making the WLAN the customers' primary connection to their people, their resources, and the Internet."

Wick Hill joined the Xirrus Alliance Network last month as a United Kingdom and German distributor to deliver a powerful, scalable, and trusted wireless solution for their client base.

"Following the announcement of our EMEA distribution agreement with Xirrus last month, we are now very excited to join the Xirrus Alliance Network (XAN) channel partner program," stated Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of Wick Hill Group. "Many vendor channel partner programs are overly complex and require multiple login credentials for the individual channel sales and marketing support functions. The XAN channel partner program provides our VARs access to one easy-to-use integrated system."

For more information on the Xirrus Alliance Network, visit www.xirrus.com/partners or email us at [email protected].

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus' Array-based solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances with wired-like reliability and superior security. The Xirrus wireless solutions provide a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to the education, healthcare, government and enterprise industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held company that designs and manufactures its products and solutions in the USA. For more information please visit: http://www.xirrus.com/ and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

Xirrus and XMS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Xirrus. Other trade names used in this document are or may be the property of their respective owners.

(1) Marketing Essentials: Five Trends Impacting Traditional Channel Programs, 2012; Tiffani Bova; Gartner; May 10, 2012

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry’s first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storag...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services ...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) i...
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, it’s an Internet of many different things. The difference ...
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, and physical persons. In the IoT vision, every new "thing" - sensor, actuator, data source, data con...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, demonstrated how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines...