Avnet Expands Red Hat Distribution in Brazil

Avnet has expanded its distribution agreement with Red Hat to include Brazil.

Avnet began distributing Red Hat in 2007, and has helped the company expand its market presence in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

Under the expanded agreement, Avnet will now distribute the full range of Red Hat solutions in Brazil, including operating system platforms, virtualization, middleware, storage and cloud solutions – such as OpenStack and OpenShift. Avnet partners will be able to offer their customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures based on open source technologies, with a focus on security, ease of management and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) through a subscription-based model.

“CIOs and IT departments around the world rely on Red Hat to deliver solutions that meet their business needs with regard to performance and security,” said Carlos Negri, general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions, Brazil. “Avnet’s commitment to its channel partners and integrators is to develop and deliver business solutions that combine high-value-added services with cutting-edge software solutions and hardware. With this distribution agreement with Red Hat, we’ll be able to provide our partners with an expanded solutions portfolio to better develop data center solutions for the evolving technology market.”

Red Hat is expanding its channel program in Brazil as well, and Avnet’s business partners will be invited to participate in Red Hat’s channel program. To support this, Avnet will be offering a training platform and access to OPEN certification (Red Hat Online Partner Enablement Network).

“With this partnership, we have the opportunity to introduce the benefits of Red Hat solutions to a broader range of customers,” said Silvio Mota, director of Alliances and Channels at Red Hat. “Avnet will help us demonstrate how our subscription-based model will allow partners to provide their customers with high-quality, proven products with the cost-flexibility they desire. Working together with Avnet, our partners can leverage Avnet’s Demo Center capabilities in Brazil to show Red Hat solutions to their end customers and allow them to see first-hand how Red Hat will work in their environments by facilitating onsite testing.”