Avnet has signed a global agreement with SanDisk to offer its portfolio of flash-based hardware and software across North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
The deal involves both sides of Avnet’s business – Avnet Electronics Marketing and Avnet Technology Solutions and covers products such as solid-state solutions, client SSDs and SanDisk embedded flash storage solutions.
Under the agreement, Avnet has become one of the first global distributors for the fast-growing SanDisk Commercial Business Channel.
Henri Richard, senior vice president of worldwide commercial sales and support at SanDisk, said: “Just as flash storage transformed the consumer electronics market, it is now delivering significant performance and cost-savings to businesses, including transforming both data centre and client computing economics. Flash storage is also bringing unprecedented functionality to many industrial sector applications, such as manufacturing equipment, medical instrumentation and automotive infotainment.
“Avnet’s deep understanding of storage and customer-centric approach makes them a logical distribution partner for SanDisk’s flash-based commercial products and enables us to further expand our leadership in this growing market.”
Phil Gallagher, global president of Avnet Technology Solutions, said: “The addition of SanDisk further enhances our global technology portfolio with products from one of the most recognised and trusted brands in flash storage.
“The combination of Avnet’s technical expertise and sophisticated integration capabilities, with SanDisk’s proven flash products, enables our channel partners to not only address the growing demand for flash-based storage solutions in the commercial market, but also create complete solutions that provide a competitive edge in the markets they serve around the globe.”
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