Avnet extends partnership with QLogic

Company will now offer QLogic’s product portfolio in the MEA region

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Avnet extends partnership with QLogic Avnet has announced an extended distribution agreement with high performance networking solutions provider QLogic.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  April 2, 2012

Avnet Technology Solutions has announced an extended distribution agreement with high performance networking solutions provider QLogic.

Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet Technology Solutions will offer QLogic's product portfolio, including the company‘s 10Gb Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and converged networking solutions, throughout the Middle East and Africa.

"This agreement emphasises our commitment to the growing 10GbE 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 virtualised data centres."

Avnet's service offering currently includes flexible financial solutions and pan-regional logistic services.

"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 10GbE 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."

QLogic delivers adapters, switches and ASICs that power today's data, storage and server networks for leading Global 2000 corporations.

The company also 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.

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