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Avnet and Brocade expand their partnership to new geographic and technology markets

Multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has expanded its relationship with Brocade to include enterprise IP networking products (former Foundry Networks) in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. As Brocade’s “EMEA Distributor of the Year” for four consecutive years, Avnet is a long-standing Brocade distributor in the storage networking market and was the first Brocade Alliance Partner Network distributor in the United Kingdom for enterprise IP networking products. Under the new expanded agreement, Avnet will now help value-added reseller partners in Eastern Europe enhance their ability to deliver IP networking solutions that address the high-performance needs of data centers.

Compuage is Jetway distributor

India : motherboard vendor Jetway has appointed broadliner Compuage Infocomm as its regional distributor for south and west regions of the country (source : Computer Reseller News India).

A Vision for Maverick

Spain : Tech Data’s AV business unit Maverick has been appointed official distributor by Vision for its AV-1000 auto-amplified speakers and TechConnect cables.

Norsk Spil Distribusjon closes its doors

Norway : game specialist Norsk Spil Distribusjon, which was specialized in the distribution of local games for PCs, has decided to end its activities, because of an all-time low production of such products, compared to console games (source : Computer World Norge).

Komsa gets 4G

Poland : telephony specialist Komsa enriches its data offer with 4G Systems DSL routers and gateways (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

Italsel manages mobile phone fleets with FancyFon

Italy : software specialist FancyFon has signed a distribution partnership with FancyFon for its Famoc phone fleet management tool (source : Channel Insider Italia).

Actebis stronger on IBM

Channel Trends+Visions 2010 : German broadliner Actebis has unveiled an expansion of its partnership with IBM to the full portfolio of Big Blue, including its value-added services. This announcement is backed with a 20-people strong team, dedicated to IBM.

Two new brands for Triple S

Belux : storage VAD Triple S has signed distribution partnership with Nexenta and Fusion-io. Nexenta has developed a storage-oriented operating system which leverages on legacy hardware and Linux power, while Fusion-io is a high-end SSD vendor (source : IT Reseller Belgique).

Yug Kontrakt gets Net

Ukraine : consumer electronics specialist Yug Kontrakt has added GetNet SoHo networking products to its catalog (source : Channel Partner Ukraina).

Edox in the Shuttle

France : regional specialist Edox has added Shuttle barebones and PCs to its catalog.

Oracle expands distribution agreement with Avnet TS to include Switzerland

Switzerland : multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has expanded its distribution agreement with Oracle to include Switzerland. Avnet will provide there a range of services to its value-added reseller partners, including sales, marketing, technical and commercial skills. This new agreement extends Avnet’s market opportunities further into Europe, where it already work with Oracle in Slovakia and the UK. There, Avnet has been an Oracle value-added solutions distributor for Oracle applications and technology products. This includes the recruitment and enablement of Oracle partners, as well as driving deeper adoption of Oracle’s technology and application products within the IT channel.

Avnet offers its partners pricing and deal support for Oracle solutions, as well as enablement and demand generation activity. Avnet is also responsible for identifying a strategic network of specialist partners focused on BI, security, identity, access management and SOA, as well as driving deeper adoption of Oracle products within the ISV community. Other expansions may very well follow in other major countries in the coming months, as the distributor is working with Sun in some countries (Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands) and Sun is now a subsidiary of Oracle.

Softeam displays on Hannspree

Italy : consumer electronics specialist Softeam has added Hannspree monitors, notebooks, television sets and digital frames to its catalog (source : Channel Insider Italia).

Asus back with Tech Data

Sweden : after a split of four years, broadliner Tech Data has signed a new distribution partnership with Asus, for its PCs and consumer products (source : IT24 Sverige).

NGS accessories for Tech Data

Spain : broadliner Tech Data has added NGS small accessories and peripherals to its portfolio.

Arrow ECS signs with Trend Micro

Network and security VAD Arrow ECS has extended its partnership with Trend Micro to both Czech Republic and Slovakia. The VAD will most particularly push virtualization securization solutions through its reseller network.

A Shuttle for Qwerty

Netherlands : broadliner Qwerty has added Shuttle PC and barebones to its portfolio (source : Computer Reseller News Nederland).

Tech Data gets Smart

Belux : broadliner Tech Data has added Smart interactive whiteboards to its portfolio (source : IT Reseller Belgique).

B.Com in Xilence

Germany : broadliner B.Com has signed a distribution partnership with Xilence for its line of power supplies and cooling systems (source : IT Business Deutschland).

Yug Kontrakt on the road with Garmin-Asus

Ukraine : consumer electronics specialist Yug Kontrakt has been appointed official distributor by Asus-Garmin for its lines of mobile phone/GPS products.

Réseaux-One monitors traffic with 1stMarkets

France : network specialist Réseaux-One Informatique has been appointed official distributor by 1stMarkets for its AxioTAP traffic monitoring chassis.