Avnet distribution arm Hall-Mark Global Solutions has formed an alliance with Hitachi subsidiary Hitachi Data Systems.
The agreement sees Hall-Mark take distribution rights for Hitachi's Freedom Storage range designed for the value added reseller channel.
The companies report the deal has been under negotiation since mid 1999. According to Hitachi, the company Hall-Mark for its ability to add value in the storage channel.
Hitachi's Freedom Storage range consists of the 5800 series aimed at NT and UNIX open systems market places, and the 7700E series, a product aimed at open systems and computer room environments such as large data centres.