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Press Release

Meru Networks Partners with Azlan

Meru grows its distribution abilities within Europe to help customers address Wi-Fi reliability

Meru Networks Inc., a leader in virtualized 802.11n enterprise wireless networking, today announced a strategic partnership with Azlan, the Enterprise Division of Tech Data Corporation (http://www.techdata.com/) and the largest distributor of IT infrastructure reaching over 100,000 IT solution providers throughout Europe. Through this partnership, Azlan now expands its IT portfolio with Meru's virtualized wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions to deliver specialized value-added solutions to its extensive base of resellers. This partnership enables Azlan's value-added resellers (VARs) to differentiate themselves with Meru's best-in-class virtualized WLAN solutions for their customers to meet connectivity, mobility and density requirements and address the growing demand fueled by the explosion of iPads, iPhones and other mobile wireless devices throughout Europe to help enterprises avoid a Wi-Fi Meltdown(TM) (http://www.merunetworks.com/microsites/meltdown/index.php).

 

Enterprises across Europe are demanding higher service levels, and businesses are quickly realizing that microcell wireless products are not reliable, secure or scalable enough to meet their mission-critical needs. Europe is now one of Meru's fastest growing markets as organizations are modernizing legacy WLAN implementations with Meru's reliable and complete virtualized WLAN solutions to transform their organization to an All-Wireless Enterprise(TM).

Key Facts

    
- Azlan now offers powerful 802.11n WLAN solutions, showcasing
Meru's award-winning high-performance AP300 Series
(http://www.merunetworks.com/ps/accesspoints/ap300.php)and entry-level
AP1000i (http://www.merunetworks.com/ps/accesspoints/ap1000i.php)
access points. The AP300 Series is ideally suited for highly dense
environments and bandwidth intensive applications where a large number
of client devices such as the iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices
converge on a given area. Meru's AP1000i entry-level WLAN solution is
designed to ease the deployment and management, while delivering
reliability and cost savings for extended enterprise and branch office
customers.
- In Spain, for example, the regional government of the Catalunya
region, Generalitat de Catalunya, launched Project EDUCAT 1X1, a one
child, one PC program for 3,200 schools. During the installation of the
first 177 schools, the legacy microcell solution could not handle the
density requirements. Severe contention between the 2-3 access points
per classroom resulted in failed connections as the students tried
to login simultaneously. Through Tech Data's reseller, LYNTEL, Meru
deployed its virtualized WLAN solution which virtualizes bandwidth,
then distributes dedicated bandwidth to each client device. After the
first installation, the Generalitat de Catalunya was amazed that
simultaneous logins just worked. The customer is now leading the
transformation of wireless across the Catalunya Region, rolling out
Meru at 170 schools thus far, with hundreds of additional schools
pending installation.
- Enhanced by Meru's unique Service Assurance Management Suite
(http://www.merunetworks.com/ps/ezrf/index.php), IT managers have the
management, security and diagnostic tools they need to predictively and
proactively manage and optimize the end-to-end performance of the
entire WLAN infrastructure. Azlan's resellers will have the ability to
offer users reliable and seamless mobility, despite the constant strain
that an increasing number of applications and devices have placed on
wireless environments.
- Meru's core technology and virtualized architecture is
purpose-built to support the proliferation of wireless devices and
applications and, more critically, to help avoid Wi-Fi Meltdowns, as
demonstrated with Meru's WLAN 500(TM) demonstration
(http://www.merunetworks.com/technology/resources/videos/index.php),
with over 500 wireless devices in a 500-square-foot area streaming
voice, video and data concurrently and delivering full quality of
service whether mobile or stationary.

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