Hardware.com Awarded Elite Partner Status in the U.S. by Juniper Networks
Distinction demonstrates Hardware.com’s highly accredited engineers and high end networking and infrastructure skills around the Juniper platform
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MARCH 25, 2013 – Hardware.com, a global leader in networking hardware, architectures, procurement, and support, announced today that its U.S. division has been awarded the Elite Partner status in the Juniper Networks Partner Advantage program. The distinction recognizes Hardware.com’s technical expertise in Juniper routers, switches, and security solutions, as well as Hardware.com’s ongoing commitment to offer customers reliable, efficient, and cost-effective network solutions that best fit their customers’ needs. The elevated partner status follows Hardware.com’s Elite Partner Status in the UK and recent recognition as Juniper Networks’ “EMEA Best Deal of the Year 2012” in England and Ireland.
“We are delighted to take our partnership with Juniper to the next level through this distinguished certification,” said Rick Dykhoff, Director of Channel Sales at Hardware.com. “A testament to our team’s technical capabilities and outstanding customer service, the Elite Partner status allows us to further serve our customers as they implement integrated, viable solutions for the next-generation data center.”
The highest level of accreditation for Juniper partners, the Elite Partner designation is limited to organizations who have achieved a diverse and rigorous set of requirements from Juniper Networks. To keep the invite-only status, partners must achieve competitive levels of technical and educational training criteria annually and maintain their labs with the latest technologies in the Juniper platform. Although the Elite Partner designation generally takes two to four years to achieve, Hardware.com achieved accreditation within a year.
“We congratulate Hardware.com on achieving this Elite status, which reflects their in-depth understanding of our solutions and their ability to support Juniper customers through every aspect of the IT lifecycle,” said Mark Bennetts, Americas Commercial Sales, Juniper Networks. “Hardware.com’s ability to serve as a single source of support for Juniper networks differentiates them from the competition and places them among a select group of organizations to hold this distinction.”
The Elite Partner status from Juniper Networks is the first of several accreditations Hardware.com hopes to achieve in 2013. Featuring a multi-disciplined approach to networking and data center architecture, Hardware.com offers the technical expertise and product portfolio necessary to help customers build networks that complement their business.
For more information about Hardware.com, visit http://us.hardware.com.
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Founded in 2003, Hardware.com is a global leader in networking hardware, architectures, procurement, and support. Headquartered in Gloucestershire, England with operations across Europe and the U.S., the company provides a valued information technology (IT) partnership to organizations of all sizes. Hardware.com’s team of experienced and distinguished consultants partner with companies to identify, implement, and support advanced network infrastructures that align companies’ technological requirements with their business and economic goals. For more information on the company’s products, services, and solutions, visit http://us.hardware.com.