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[June 20, 2017]

Talari Expands SD-WAN Market Reach with Tech Data Partnership

Talari Networks (News - Alert) - innovator of the most reliable SD-WAN technology - today announced a distribution partnership with Technology Solutions, formerly a division of Avnet, and now part of Tech Data Corporation, that will significantly expand Talari's market reach into enterprise networking and cloud services by leveraging Tech Data's broad ecosystem of value-added managed services providers, systems integrators and virtualization experts.

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Tech Data (News - Alert) is uniquely positioned to help partners further grow their business by enabling them to provide customers with cutting-edge networking solutions such as SD-WAN. Tech Data distributes networking and cloud solutions in more than 100 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Americas.

"Next-generation networking technologies like SD-WAN are extremely important to our global partners' success in terms of accelerating the potential for recurring revenue streams," said Cheryl Neal, vice president, Data and Networking Solutions at Tech Data. "By adding Talari to our portfolio, our partners will be able to develop additional expertise and scalable market coverage for software-defined networking (SDN) customer initiatives."

Adding Talari SD-WAN offerings to the Tech Data portfolio makes it possible for partners to engage dedicated networking specialists from Talari and Tech Data to provide the channel with in-depth expertise and integration knowledge of complementary technology market segments, includig cloud services, data center infrastructure and network security. According to Gartner (News - Alert), by 2020 more than 50 percent of WAN-edge infrastructure refresh initiatives will be based on SD-WAN versus traditional routers (up from less than 2 percent today).

"Tech Data has a strong track record of delivering superior solutions that target growth markets like SD-WAN, so that partners can benefit from collaborative profit-discovery opportunities, while also streamlining development and delivery of solutions that span vendor silos," said Atchison Frazer, head of WW marketing, Talari. "Our mutual partners will be able to rely on Tech Data's experienced team to provide innovative software-defined networking solutions that address our customers' most critical digital transformation goals."

Talari, with 400 customers and more than 8,000 SD-WAN endpoints, is differentiated in the market by its continuous per-packet, unidirectional performance analytics that factor in packet loss, latency, jitter and bandwidth between all paths and aggregated links (compared to conventional session-level steering only or round-trip measurement with no latency visibility). Talari uniquely enables adaptive, deterministic per-packet optimal WAN-path, parsed in sub-second responses, to degrading network issues such as link or device failures and/or congestion-based disruption or outages, while allowing for the replication of flows and packets across disparate links, which is especially important to high availability of real-time apps like VoIP or UCaaS requiring superior Quality of Experience (QoE) standards.

For partners interested in learning more about Talari SD-WAN solutions available through Tech Data, please visit www.ats.avnet.com.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value-added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost-effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Talari

Talari is an innovator in next-generation SD-WAN technology, helping multi-site organizations transform their remote and branch-office networks by intelligently allocating more bandwidth at less cost, while delivering superior QoS for greater business continuity, operational agility and application control. Talari provides a truly failsafe Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution offering dynamic capacity, improved reliability and greater quality of experience. Our patented hardware and virtual solutions have proven so effective at delivering optimal WAN-path selection that Talari is trusted to broker real-time, cloud-voice traffic in large metro 911-emergency call centers. Talari provides the most resilient and responsive network, delivering stable, complex traffic across the widest area networks and hybrid-cloud IT infrastructures, regardless of the underlying transport technology or application architecture.

To learn more about Talari, visit www.talari.com.


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