Electronics Production | May 28, 2010
Avnet and Mellanox sign distribution agreement
Avnet Technology Solutions and Mellanox Technologies have signed a pan-European distribution agreement.
As a part of this new relationship, Avnet will distribute Mellanox’s 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. “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.”