Exeter, Rhode Island, October 15, 2012NWN Carousel, a leader in data networking and converged communications, announced that it is the recipient of Extreme Networks’ 2012 President’s Award, which was presented at the company’s first Global Partner Conference recently held in Key Biscayne, Fla. Oscar Rodriguez, CEO of Extreme Networks, presented the award to Bill Annino, vice president, data technologies group of NWN Carousel, who accepted the award on behalf of Carousel.

Extreme Networks’ President’s Award recognizes an exemplary partner who demonstrates outstanding achievements in both revenue and certification goals, and also serves as a role model to the industry’s partner base. Success is measured through year over year performance, overall growth, new customer growth, alignment with Extreme Networks’ entire product portfolio and other important criteria.

During Extreme Networks’ 2012 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2012, Carousel achieved between 20-30% revenue growth and over 30% net new customer growth, while retaining its Top Diamond Revenue Partner status for the last three years.

“We congratulate NWN Carousel on receiving the top award of the evening at our very first Global Partner Conference,” said Oscar Rodriguez, president and CEO of Extreme Networks. “In addition to its impressive revenue and certification achievements, Carousel has demonstrated an impressive knowledge of our product portfolio and maintains an unwavering commitment to customers.”

“Our entire team is thrilled to receive such an honor during Extreme Networks’ first Global Partner Conference,” commented Bill Annino. “NWN Carousel has been an Extreme Networks partner for several years, and during that time, has built a geographically diverse and loyal customer base. This year, we exceeded both Extreme Networks’ and our own revenue expectations and also excelled in attaining partner certifications, increasing the qualifications of our staff. We look forward to continued growth with the entire Extreme Networks portfolio.”

Three years ago, NWN Carousel created a dedicated data technologies group focused on data, security, storage, and wireless products and since then has grown its Extreme Networks business in excess of 250%. Additionally, Carousel has achieved over 40 ENA and ENS certifications among its pre-sales engineers and design and implementation professionals.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. The company has core Ethernet switches inside 19 of the top 20 mobile networks.

About Carousel

NWN Carousel designs, delivers and supports technology solutions that become the foundation of our clients’ businesses. This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 we’ve grown an average of 30% – 50% per year with 2011 revenues of $326 million.

Today we have over 5,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times.

Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit https://nwncarousel.linchpin.build


Jeff Touzeau
Public Relations
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