“Over the past decade, Avnet and Brocade have enjoyed a successful global partnership, so to extend this relationship geographically makes sense,” Avnet Partner Solutions Australia vice-president and general manager, Gavin Lawless, said in a statement. “Combining a proven and profitable distribution strategy with great technology products ensures we can continue to accelerate our partners’ ability to position IP networking solutions anywhere in their customers’ network.”
Avnet’s technical and sales support will help resellers understand how Brocade’s extensive portfolio of IP networking products allow customers to deploy new business and IT capabilities, while protecting existing investments, reducing cost of ownership and enhancing business continuity and security.
Brocade A/NZ regional director, Graham Shultz, said the partnership would help Brocade focus on the delivery and implementation of business critical networks that meet evolving customer needs.
“As we continue to build our distribution circle in Australia and expand the reach of our Alliance Partner Network (APN) program, we are pleased to extend the availability of our offerings through Avnet,” Shultz said.