From The Expert Feature Article
July 22, 2014

Carousel Better Serves Vertical Industries with Strengthened Mobility Partnerships

MSP and UC solution provider, Carousel Industries, is strengthening its portfolio by enhancing its SmartPoint offering and expanding its partnerships with both Juniper Networks (News - Alert) and Aruba Networks. The announcement comes one month after the service provider announced an aggressive growth strategy, and the hiring of several key executives.

Carousel is expanding its SmartPoint managed services offering through support of customers’ investments in mobility technologies. The company is specifically providing focused managed services geared toward each vertical market it serves, including the corporate sector, government, healthcare, hospitality and education.

The expanded partnerships are a component of the mobile initiative, and are built on Carousel’s longstanding partnerships with Juniper and Aruba. The company has deployed services built on both companies’ solutions to more than 1,800 customers. Carousel also has strong partnerships with Microsoft Lync, Avaya (News - Alert) and video collaboration company Polycom.

"Being a joint channel partner of Aruba and Juniper, Carousel Industries can now better address its customers' mobility requirements with a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade wireless mobility solutions and best-in-class Ethernet switches from Aruba and Juniper," said Jim Harold, vice president of channel sales, Aruba Networks (News - Alert).

The strengthened mobile support plays into Carousel’s recent growth strategy, which is largely focused on unified communications solutions. Through specializations in managed UC, virtualization, VoIP and video conferencing, the MSP has been working toward supporting the various vertical industries it serves with customized and tailored communications and collaboration offerings. Carousel has also been working on physical expansion of its service offerings, recently focusing on moving into the southern and western U.S. markets.

Edited by Adam Brandt