Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced an extended distribution agreement with QLogic Corp., a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking. Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet Technology Solutions will offer QLogic’s broad product portfolio, including the company‘s 10Gb Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and converged networking solutions, throughout the Middle East and Africa.
“This agreement emphasizes our commitment to the growing 10Gb Ethernet and converged networking markets and significantly strengthens our Fibre Channel offerings for storage networking,” said Henry Godwin, regional managing director, Avnet Technology Solutions, Middle East and Africa. “With a broad selection of field-proven, high performance networking products from an industry leader, our expanded portfolio will allow us to better serve the needs of today’s cloud service providers and virtualized data centers.”
“Avnet Technology Solutions is one of the major distribution powerhouses in EMEA,” said Franco Mezzullo, vice president, EMEA, QLogic. “This agreement gives resellers in the Middle East and Africa compelling choices for 10Gb Ethernet and converged networking solutions, as well as industry-leading Fibre Channel technology. With renowned customer service expertise, Avnet is well-equipped to assist customers with QLogic’s unique, field-proven networking technologies.”
Partners will benefit from Avnet’s mix of local expertise and global scale. As the leading IT solutions distributor in the region, Avnet’s services offering includes flexible financial solutions and pan-regional logistic services. Avnet’s skilled team of sales and technical specialists helps partners configure and close deals across the region.
QLogic is a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking, delivering adapters, switches and ASICs that power today’s data, storage and server networks for leading Global 2000 corporations. The company delivers a diverse portfolio of networking products that include 10Gb intelligent Ethernet adapters and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapters, Fibre Channel adapters and switches, and iSCSI adapters and routers. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their networking solutions.
For pricing and further information on QLogic products, Avnet channel partners should contact their sales representative.