Monday, April 4, 2011

SYNNEX adds high performance data center Ethernet network solutions to integrated communications portfolio with Force10 Networks

GREENVILLE, USA: SYNNEX Corp., a leading distributor of IT products and services, announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Force10 Networks Inc., a networking solutions technology leader that serves the data center, service provider and enterprise markets.

Under the terms of the agreement, SYNNEX’ Integrated Communications Group, which resides within the company’s Technology Solutions Division, will distribute Force10’s complete portfolio of Ethernet networking products to resellers throughout North America.

Force10 Networks is the first high performance data center Ethernet networking solution in the SYNNEX portfolio. SYNNEX partners will now have access to Force 10’s entire line of networking products, ranging from top-of-rack to chassis offerings, enabling SYNNEX partners to represent an end-to-end portfolio for 1, 10 and 40 Gig network solutions. Geared towards the mid-to-large market, Force10’s networking solutions support high performance, mission-critical network environments, including data centers, converged networks and cluster/grid computing.

“With Force10 Networks added to our arsenal, SYNNEX can now provide complete data center networking solutions from the core to the edge,” said Peter Larocque, president, US Distribution for SYNNEX. “Force10’s proven scalability, reliability and cost-effective delivery of content from the enterprise or converged network to the mobile business user or consumer gives SYNNEX’ resellers the opportunity to offer solutions to their customers that are utilized by the most highly trafficked websites.”

Resellers will have access to healthy inventory levels and a team of experts to help support their ability to service their customers through SYNNEX and improve their profitability through strong margins and Force10’s aggressive partner programs.

“SYNNEX’ brand recognition and distribution expertise immediately make them a key contributor to our distribution strategy,” said Michael O’Brien – VP, WW Channels and Alliances, Force10 Networks. “By leveraging their value-added services with our core-to-edge 1, 10 and 40 Gig Ethernet switch/router solutions, we anticipate an acceleration of market penetration with SYNNEX solving a full range of network design challenges for their customers.”

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