Avnet Forms Relationship with Mellanox Technologies in Latin America

Avnet expands its data center, high-performance computing and enterprise networking solutions portfolio for partners in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:00 am MST



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@AvnetLAC forms new alliance with @Mellanoxtech. Partners now able to enhance customers’ #datacenters in new ways

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it is teaming with Mellanox Technologies in Latin America. Avnet will distribute Mellanox solutions in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions, as well as services for servers, storage and hyperconverged infrastructure.

“With this vital new alliance, Avnet will offer complete networking connectivity solutions to its value-added channel ecosystem, combining this solution with other strategic suppliers to deliver unmatched end-to-end solutions,” said Eduardo Barron, vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and the Caribbean. “With Avnet and Mellanox, our partners will now be able to enhance the performance of their customers’ data centers in new ways. Partners will receive all the necessary training and support for Mellanox through Avnet to help them pursue opportunities in the media/entertainment, petroleum and other industries and deliver efficient networking transmissions through next-generation Ethernet switches.”

Under the distribution agreement, Avnet will provide partners with access to Mellanox offerings that will help them solve end users’ requirements in networking connectivity, storage, converged and hyperconverged infrastructure, big data solutions and more. Business-critical data acceleration with higher throughput and lower latency will be realizable, and partners can help their customers simplify the transition to cloud computing and next-generation data centers – reducing their density footprints in the process. Avnet offers its partners a comprehensive and feature-rich reseller program that capitalizes on providing field-proven product offerings in fast-growing markets.

“Avnet has consistently demonstrated a commitment to helping its partners understand and accelerate the growth of specialized technologies, such as Mellanox Technologies,” said Elias Consuegra, Latin America Sales Manager, Mellanox Technologies. “We selected Avnet to support us in Latin America because of their global alliances, geographic coverage and strategic positioning in business solutions that service the corporate and mid-sized markets in the Latin America region. This is complemented by a highly efficient and experienced partner ecosystem that meets customers’ business needs. Avnet is the ideal partner to solve our distribution, brand positioning, education, market and sales development needs that are critical to Mellanox’s continued business success.”

Through the new relationship, Avnet partners will have access to Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Partners in Latin America will be able to offer a large selection of interconnect products, such as adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon for a range of markets, including computing, enterprise, data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services.

Avnet’s new relationship with Mellanox exemplifies how Avnet is helping partners excel through specialization while capitalizing on the high-growth, next-generation technologies that are redefining the future. Avnet’s expert team offers partners educational services, resources and tools designed to help them capitalize on data center and enterprise networking opportunities. Partners can also leverage Avnet’s in-depth experience in complementary technology market segments, including the cloud, cognitive computing, data analytics, mobility, and security.

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About Mellanox Technologies

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high-performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at

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