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September 12, 2011

SYNNEX Corporation Amplifies Next Generation Data Center Portfolio through Partnership with Emulex Corporation

By John Lahtinen
Community Development Editor, TMCnet


SYNNEX (News - Alert) Corporation, a distributor of IT products and services, has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Emulex Corporation to sell Emulex OneConnect 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) into its network of VARs and systems integrators.

In addition, SYNNEX has joined the Emulex (News - Alert) Connect Partner Program, which provides channel partners with valuable revenue-generating incentives, expert training, and access to partner communities.

“At SYNNEX, our goal is to distribute best-in-class IT solutions. Emulex OneConnect 10GbE NICs are one of the market-leaders, with their high-performance, scalability and simplified management,” said Steve Ichinaga, senior vice president and general manager of Systems for SYNNEX Corporation, in a release. “As customers continue upgrading their data centers to support new applications, lower costs and increase I/O, they're transitioning towards 10GbE environments. Together with Emulex, we're arming them with high performance connectivity for their next-generation data center environments.”

Distributing networking, system components and software from more than 600 world-leading IT OEM suppliers to more than 15,000 resellers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, SYNNEX’s expertise in the enterprise, design engineering and high performance computing markets is expected to broaden Emulex's reach into new markets and address customers' needs in these markets specifically.

Emulex OneConnect OCe11000 10GbE NICs are part of the next-generation OneConnect family of multi-function adapters that provide network and storage connectivity, supporting full Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI and TCP/IP offloads.

Additional benefits include: Higher Throughput, Simplified Management, Lower OPEX (News - Alert) with Power Savings, and Faster I/O Offload.

“Our go-to-market collaboration with SYNNEX will help VARs capture new product and service revenues in the growing 10GbE and network virtualization market that is anticipated to exceed $1 billion in revenue for host connectivity by 2014, according to Crehan Research,” said Shaun Walsh, vice president of marketing at Emulex. “Together, we'll continue driving 10GbE and network convergence market adoption by putting Emulex adapters into the hands of a broad set of system builders and integrators.”

In related news, SYNNEX announced that two directors of the SYNNEX Visual Solutions group were honored for their achievements by the top industry organizations. Sandi Stambaugh, director of Visual Solutions Product Management for SYNNEX Corporation, was the recipient of the NSCA Movers & Shakers Award. Tommy Plumer, director of Visual Solutions Sales for SYNNEX Corporation, received recognition from PSNI. These awards showcase the industry's recognition and appreciation of key members of the SYNNEX Visual Solutions team, and SYNNEX' continued growth and commitment to this business segment.

SYNNEX also announced a new partnership with Sourcefire, Inc., the creator of Snort and provider of intelligent cybersecurity solutions, significantly expanding Sourcefire's reseller footprint in the U.S. and Canada and addressing channel demand for its security solutions.

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John Lahtinen is Community Development Editor for TMCnet. He has more than 15 years of combined professional and educational experience involving news, education, and marketing. John holds a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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