Bringing Knowledge and Value to Cisco Partners with Cisco 101 and EDGE Webinars


As we continue to navigate and learn to thrive in a hybrid work environment, it is important to offer valuable knowledge and training to the Cisco community and EDGE partners. Ongoing education optimizes partners’ Cisco business. The SYNNEX Comstor team has a robust training series in place this quarter.  

With the Cisco ecosystem constantly modernizing and adapting to customer needs, it’s crucial for distribution partners like SYNNEX Comstor to make that information readily available to partners, especially when fewer in-person events are taking place. For this reason, the Cisco 101 and EDGE webinar series, hosted by SYNNEX Comstor, feature experts on various topics across the Cisco ecosystem and dig into various challenges and best practices for helping partners become and stay profitable.

“We don’t get deep into speeds and feeds during these events,” explained Shawn Motley, Director, Cisco Product Business Management at SYNNEX Comstor. “It’s more about helping our partners understand Cisco solutions and answer questions like, ‘What business case does this solve?’ or ‘Why would my customers care?’ or “How do I make myself the primary point of contact for this solution?’”

A few of the upcoming sessions include:

Webex Transitions: SWSS to Flex, CUWP to NFR, Spark Migration 

Date: Wednesday, February 23 

Time: 2PM Eastern 

This EDGE session will address transitions taking place across the Cisco ecosystem and will show partners how to seamlessly move to newer, modernized platforms. End-of-Life is here for Cisco Software Support Services (SWSS) for perpetual on-premises calling, and renewal requires the Collaboration Flex Plan. CUWP has been retired, and in its place is the new Collaboration SaaS track NFR. Spark Calling is also end-of-life, replaced with Webex Calling. Partners will find the support they need through these transitions in this session. Cisco and SYNNEX Comstor leaders will discuss strategy and planning for each of these migration scenarios. 

Presenters: Gavin Critchlow, SYNNEX Comstor Product Business Manager for Cisco Collaboration, and Mike Brooks, Collaboration Sales Business Development Manager, Cisco 

Registration details here.

Introduction to Cisco Wi-Fi 6E APs, Cat 9000X Switching Portfolio, and the Cisco Platform Suite

Date: Thursday, March 10

Time: 2PM Eastern

SYNNEX Comstor and Cisco team up to present on new products like Wi-Fi 6E APs, Cat 9000X switching portfolio, and the Cisco platform suite. This EDGE webinar will cover how Cisco is innovating its software suites and the network to help partners deliver the experience their users need to work effectively and safely from a sustainable workplace. It will also help you build a strong second-half pipeline and capture the huge Wi-Fi 6 and switching refresh opportunity.

Presenter: Will Scruggs, SYNNEX Comstor Product Business Manager for Enterprise Networking 

Registration details here.

Kenna Security 

Date: Wednesday, March 23 

Time: 2PM Eastern 

Have you ever wondered how to measure risk accurately so your IT team can prioritize remediation tasks? Cisco’s newest security product, Kenna, can empower security teams with machine learning and data science to rapidly identify, prioritize and remediate cyber risks. This EDGE session will equip Cisco partners with everything they need to know about Kenna and how to position it with customers focused on modernizing their security postures.  

Presenter: Evan Bell, SYNNEX Comstor Product Business Manager for Cisco Security 

Registration details here.

Should you have any questions on upcoming topics or sessions with the Cisco 101 or EDGE webinar series, please reach out to Jordan Reeves, SYNNEX Comstor Vendor Marketing Manager, at  


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