Westcon-Comstor Fortifies UCC Solutions Practice Group with VIAVI Platform

The VIAVI Observer Platform will help customers lower costs, maximize technology investments and scale their networks to match demand

Tarrytown, N.Y. and Milpitas, Calif., April 19, 2016 – Managing disparate systems is a major pain point for more than 80 percent of enterprises using a hybrid IT strategy. To help companies overcome this challenge, Westcon-Comstor, the value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center, has added the VIAVI Observer Platform to its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) portfolio. The platform is a full-service IT solution for optimizing application and network performance management.

“The key differentiator for the VIAVI Observer Platform is that it is the highest performing and most scalable packet capture solution in the industry,” said Sergio Bea, vice president, Worldwide Channels at VIAVI. “Observer has been named as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for network performance monitoring and diagnostics for three years in a row. Our partnership with Westcon-Comstor will help us take this technology even further by broadening our footprint in the channel through its established solution provider network.”

“The global unified communications market is projected to reach $75.8 billion by 2020. Bringing the VIAVI Observer Platform into our UCC portfolio gives our solution providers the ability to capitalize on this global trend with a robust, innovative platform,” said Barat Dickman, vice president and general manager, Westcon-Comstor Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions practice. “End users can benefit from increased agility, productivity and effectiveness from the platform, backed by support from our knowledgeable partners.”

Deliver and Create Seamless Interactions Anytime, Anywhere

With a unique physical and digital distribution network, the Westcon-Comstor Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions practice extends its partners’ global reach while providing the local expertise to successfully navigate worldwide opportunities. Westcon-Comstor helps both solution providers and vendors grow by offering vendor-authorized training programs, business-extending lifecycle and professional services, and future-forward enablement tools.

The Westcon-Comstor Unified Communications and Collaboration practice maintains a strong portfolio of technology-leading and emerging vendors. In addition to this practice, Westcon-Comstor also offers worldwide capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services, and category-leading Security, Networking and Data Center technology practices.

The VIAVI Observer Platform is comprised of seven solutions: Observer Apex, Observer Analyzer, Observer Gigastor, Observer Infrastructure, Observer Matrix, Observer nTAPs and SightOps. Each part of the system integrates with the other components to achieve global infrastructure visibility and to resolve service anomalies. Features include:

  • Broadest single-vendor coverage across the IT ecosystem for physical, virtual and hybrid environments
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use performance management solutions that drive streamlined, accurate workflows
  • 360-degree visibility for performance management across diverse physical, virtual and cloud environments – and from the physical cabling to applications
  • Deep packet capture with visibility up to layer 7
  • Reduced operating and capital expenses.

About VIAVI Solutions
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) software and hardware platforms and instruments deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks. Precise intelligence and actionable insight from across the network ecosystem optimizes the service experience for increased customer loyalty, greater profitability and quicker transitions to next-generation technologies. VIAVI is also a leader in anti-counterfeiting solutions for currency authentication and high-value optical components and instruments for diverse government and commercial applications.  Learn more at VIAVI Solutions and follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook

About Westcon-Comstor
Westcon-Comstor (WestconGroup Inc.) is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center. The company is transforming the technology supply chain through its capabilities in Cloud, Services and Global Deployment. Westcon-Comstor combines expert technical and market knowledge with industry-leading partner enablement programs. Westcon-Comstor delivers results together through deep partner relationships. The company goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands.

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