First Distribution Adds Extreme Networks To Its Vendor Lineup

First Distribution is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distributor agreement with Extreme Networks, Inc. to distribute their networking products and solutions through business partners throughout Southern Africa.

First Distribution has gone to great lengths recently to expand its networking portfolio, and the premium products and solutions offered by Extreme Networks fits perfectly within its existing product range.

Extreme Networks offers a wide range of high-end networking products aimed at the enterprise network and data centre markets, encompassing stackable switches, chassis-based switches, wireless, mobile backhaul routers and access switches amongst other product offerings.

Extreme Networks' high performance stackable and chassis based Ethernet switches, cell site backhaul routers and wireless access points and controllers

Recognising the potential of having Extreme Networks as its client, First Distribution will use its market knowledge and existing strong partner relationships to both parties’ mutual advantage.

“Extreme Networks is a brand we’re excited to be distributing,” said First Distribution General Manager Charlie Murray. “They have a great range of products which fit into our own range of networking offerings and their capacity for innovation and pushing the market is something which we’re proud to be associated with as well.”

Founded in 1996, Extreme Networks has built up a reputation in the networking industry for its product innovation, service and quality. Products like the recently released and award-winning BlackDiamond® X8 chassis-based switch reinforce this notion with its high density 10GbE and 40GbE capability.

The BlackDiamond X8

“Mobility is driving network upgrades,” said Roland Richter, vice president of EMEA sales at Extreme Networks.  “To stay competitive, businesses are mobilising their people and apps around new data centre and cloud infrastructures.  We look forward to collaborating with First Distribution in Southern Africa.”

In accordance with its value-added distributor status, First Distribution has certified product specialists who are able to assist with technical queries and installation of Extreme Networks products.

For more information on how First Distribution’s range of Extreme Networks products and solutions can add value to your enterprise, please contact Grant van Sittert at or call (011) 540 2640.

Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo and BlackDiamond are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to expanded relationship, sales growth, features and benefits of Extreme Networks products are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking statements.