WWT Joins F5 UNITY Partner Program in the UK
By joining the EU branch of the F5 UNITY program, WWT experts in the UK gain access to provide the highest level of service and support to customers.
World Wide Technology demonstrates F5 engagement, technical expertise and customer service
LONDON and ST. LOUIS – May 18, 2016 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading technology integrator has joined F5 Networks’ UNITY® Partner Program as a Gold Partner in the United Kingdom.
By joining the European branch of the F5 UNITY program, WWT experts working in the UK gain access to advanced training and services designed to provide the highest level of service and support to customers.
“WWT has a strong strategic partnership with F5 as well as an established track record of sales, technical expertise and customer service as a Platinum level partner in the Americas,” said Ben Boswell, Director, UK & Ireland at WWT. “We look forward to expanding our relationship as an official UNITY partner in the United Kingdom.”
As an F5 Platinum Partner in the U.S., WWT holds the highest partner status attainable, with over $64M in revenue in 2014 and more than 90 F5 certifications and accreditations. Since becoming partners in 2006, WWT has grown to become one of F5’s largest and most strategic partners, receiving recognition across the F5 product portfolio, geographic theatres and market segments, including being named as F5 Unity Innovation Partner of the Year for the Americas in 2015.
WWT’s exceptional F5 engagement in the U.S. has been facilitated by its Advanced Technology Center (ATC), where customers can explore how F5 products fit into integrated architectural solutions first-hand. Within the ATC, WWT’s F5 experts work together with customers to design and demonstrate solutions leveraging F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM), F5® BIG-IP® DNS, F5® BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager® (APM), F5® BIG-IP® Application Security Manager™ (ASM), F5® BIG-IP® Advanced Firewall Manager™ (AFM). The partnership also encompasses F5® BIG-IQ®solutions on the F5® VIPRION® platform, as well as appliance and virtual platforms.
Looking ahead, there is potential to explore opportunities related to F5’s Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Sourcefire solutions. WWT also has written white papers and developed multi-vendor integrated data center solutions that use various networking, compute, storage and F5 technologies.
“WWT is a powerful addition to our UNITY Program, and their experience will be important as we continue to develop and grow. We already have a strong collaborative track record in the US and I’m confident that similar levels of success will be achieved across the UK,” said Keith Bird, Vice President, UK & Ireland, F5 Networks. “The Unity Program is all about enhancing value and optimizing the deployment of our solutions. WWT has the background, the scale and strategic vision to both support existing clients and unlock a wide range of new business opportunities.”
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a leading technology integrator with more than $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
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Ed Levens, PropelMG for WWT