Recognising the growing need for UAE organisations to establish robust network connectivity that supports the accelerated digitalisation of services for both customers and employees, EIS, a specialised system integrator for ICT, ELV and Audio Visual solutions and services, has signed a partnership agreement with Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a cloud-driven networking company. The agreement, which focuses on the United Arab Emirates, will see the systems integrator offering specialised design, deployment, and end-to-end management services for Extreme’s portfolio of networking solutions.
EIS is also a member of the Extreme Partner Program, having achieve Authorized Partner status. Commenting on the partnership and the expertise the EIS team has already established with Extreme, Zia Ul Mazafary, General Manager at EIS said, “EIS has the pedigree of Extreme Technology all the way back from its Nortel roots, with members of our team having delivered some of the largest projects based on Extreme products in the region. The average experience of an EIS engineering team member working on Extreme Portfolio is 15 years and our engineers hold the highest level of design and implementation certifications from Extreme. We are confident in the value that this combination best-of-breed technologies and unparalleled technical expertise will deliver to our customers.”
While EIS has a proven track record in effectively serving the IT needs of organisations across a broad range of sectors, through the initial phase for its partnership with Extreme, the systems integrator will focus on the UAE’s Real Estate, Healthcare, Hospitality and Education verticals. “These are all market segments that have had to rapidly transform over the last 12 to 18 months. We are now at an inflection point wherein technology isn’t just a facilitator of business continuity for these organisations, rather it’s pivotal to delivering their competitive edge,” said Mazafary.
In line with the networking needs and ambitions of these market segments, EIS will focus on the range of Extreme solutions that address network automation, insight, and assurance; agile, scalable, secure, and resilient connectivity; and robust, high-performance Wi-Fi. Among these offerings is ExtremeCloud IQ™, a machine learning and AI- driven cloud management solution, built on a 4th generation cloud platform. Integrated with Extreme’s end-to-end enterprise networking technology, it assists in collecting data to build, secure, and maintain agile and distributed work environments.
As a channel driven organisation, Extreme sees the partnership with EIS as fundamental to its go-to-market strategy in the UAE. “EIS is an emerging leader in the UAE with a focus on delivering innovative technology solutions that help enterprises simplify their complex business processes, improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase business performance. The Extreme Cloud Networking vision and strategy perfectly aligns with EIS’s vision of being the preferred partner in digital transformation journey for its customers. We are excited to have them on board and look forward to a strong partnership that drives value for UAE businesses,” said Maan Al-Shakarchi, Regional Director – META at Extreme Networks at Extreme Networks.