Avnet Becomes NetApp Authorized Distributor for Latin America

Avnet has been named one of two NetApp authorized distributors for the Latin America and Caribbean region.

With this designation, Avnet will now assist NetApp in growing its solution provider and value-added reseller (VAR) partner community in Peru, adding to those markets where Avnet has existing NetApp relationships, including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The extended reach of the company’s NetApp relationship builds on Avnet’s recently announced plans to expand into the rapidly growing Peru market.

“The Avnet team has done a phenomenal job of helping our partners grow their converged infrastructure and storage businesses,” said Eduardo Barron, vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and the Caribbean. “NetApp selected Avnet to be one of their primary distributors in Latin America and the Caribbean because of our proven expertise in sales and business development, technical knowledge and storage expertise, as well as our financial strength and geographic reach. We will continue to apply our capabilities to further fuel our partners’ growth, and introduce these capabilities in Peru to accelerate the success of partners in that market.”

Avnet provides NetApp partners with storage solutions, enabling them to offer unique converged and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions, as well as data center automation and data management solutions, to their end customers. Avnet supports partners with opportunities across a wide range of markets for converged infrastructure solutions, including banking, government, manufacturing and telecommunications. Partners can also take advantage of Avnet’s cloud expertise to incorporate hybrid cloud capabilities into their solutions.

“Our expanded relationship with NetApp in Latin America and the Caribbean opens the door to a wealth of opportunities in Peru and strengthens Avnet’s position as the leader in designing and delivering converged infrastructure solutions,” said Dee Dee Lear, senior vice president of Emerging Channels, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “We will be able to help our partners quickly begin building world-class converged infrastructure businesses in Peru, based on the expertise we’ve developed in generating more than $1 billion in converged solutions sales annually. Also, our partners throughout the region will be able to turn to the Avnet Global Solutions Center for complete integration services and access to complementary offerings.”