Avnet Technology Solutions and Mellanox sign pan-European distribution agreement

Avnet Technology Solutions, solutions distributor and operating arm of Avnet, Inc., and Mellanox Technologies, supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage systems, have announced a pan-European distribution agreement. As a part of this new relationship, Avnet will distribute Mellanoxs complete line of 40Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards, 40Gb/s InfiniBand switches, InfiniBand to Ethernet or Fibre Channel gateway systems, copper and fiber cables and software to server and storage solutions integrators in Europe.
Avnet Technology Solutions global scale and scope will help Mellanox reach further into the European market and create opportunities for growth, said Marc Sultzbaugh, vice president of worldwide sales at Mellanox Technologies. Mellanoxs adapters and switch systems offer I/O infrastructure performance and scalability for data centers, Cloud, Web 2.0 and high-performance computing environments. By including Mellanoxs InfiniBand and Ethernet networking products in their server and storage solutions, Avnets channel partners can gain a competitive advantage in the markets they serve and help their customers increase performance and efficiency of their data centers.
By working with Avnet and Mellanox, channel partners can deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers across Europe. Todays data centers need an agile infrastructure that incorporates ongoing improvements in computer, storage, networking and application technologies, and empowers IT to support changing business processes. Mellanoxs connectivity solutions enable IT organizations to turn computing and storage resources from monolithic systems to service-centric shared pools of resources consisting of standardized components that can be dynamically provisioned and accessed through an intelligent network.
Mellanox products are pivotal in the increasing convergence taking place in data centers, said Gary Coburn, senior vice president, Product Business Group at Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA. Applications such as clustering, virtualization, cloud computing and of course high-performance computing require the fastest interconnect. Avnet will work closely with our channel partners to ensure they have the sales and technical resources to incorporate Mellanox products into their solutions to deliver significantly higher application service levels for their customers, while reducing fixed costs and management requirements related to server and storage infrastructures.
About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage that optimize data center performance. Mellanox products deliver market-leading bandwidth, performance, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof solution. For the best in performance and scalability, Mellanox is the choice for Fortune 500 data centers and the worlds most powerful supercomputers. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at www.mellanox.com.

Mellanox, BridgeX, ConnectX, InfiniBlast, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost, InfiniRISC, InfiniScale, InfiniPCI, and Virtual Protocol Interconnect are registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. CORE-Direct, FabricIT, and PhyX are trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2009, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $7.04 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. Visit: www.ts.avnet.com/emea/

About Avnet
Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 27, 2009, Avnet generated revenue of $16.23 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com


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