Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Networking Offerings with Brocade in Mexico

6a00e54fed395c88340167636e80f6970b-800wiAvnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., has expanded its distribution agreement with Brocade® to include Mexico. Avnet will furnish its solution provider partners with Brocade technology, including products for networking solutions related to cloud computing, consolidation, network convergence and virtualization.

Avnet is one of the world’s largest Brocade distributors, and the two companies have collaborated for eight years to grow the Brocade channel and help partners provide their customers with networking solutions to efficiently manage their IT environments. In addition to Mexico, Avnet distributes Brocade solutions in more than 15 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and North America.

“Networking is one of the strategic growth opportunities Avnet has identified for partners worldwide,” said Eduardo Barron, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Mexico. “By expanding our relationship with Brocade into Mexico, our partners will be able to deeply engage in this market and provide their customers with value-focused solutions that align with their technology needs for cloud computing, software-defined networks and virtualization. Our partners have access to proven Avnet programs and resources that have been customized to meet the unique needs of the Mexico market and will now include Brocade to accelerate partners’ success in developing and closing new business opportunities.”

Avnet’s Brocade partners in Mexico will have access to a broad range of resources, services and tools. Additionally, partners can also rely on Avnet as a single source for a variety ofcomplementary technology, which they can use to design and develop complete solutions for their customers that will accelerate their success. In particular, partners can leverage Avnet’s networking solutions based on Brocade technology, which offers the next generation of solutions available in virtualization.

“Avnet’s extensive resources, proven business practices and industry expertise will assist us in extending Brocade’s reach into the unique Mexico market,” said Moisés Montaño, regional director for the Northern part of Latin America, Brocade. “Our partners will be able to rely on Avnet’s highly experienced local team to serve as a trusted advisor, providing them with the market and technical knowledge, as well as financial support, to help them rapidly grow their networking business and address their customers’ unique needs. Together, we will be able to offer our partners the latest in networking solutions to address some of the greatest IT challenges facing businesses in Mexico.”

Partners can further enhance their networking expertise through Avnet’s SolutionsPath®practices, which provide partners with the education, tools, resources and skills needed around core data center technologies – cloud, mobility, networking, security, storage and virtualization. Additionally, Avnet provides partners with the specialization required to successfully sell these solutions into high-growth vertical markets, including finance and retail.