Cisco has selected Avnet Technology Solutions as distributor for its data center products in Latin America and the Caribbean. This new contract expands upon the existing distribution relationship between Avnet and Cisco in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and North America. The Latin American and Caribbean agreement with Cisco complements Avnet's engagements in the region with Cisco ecosystem partners EMC, NetApp and VMware. It also enables Avnet to provide channel partners with complete converged infrastructure services for data centers.
Under the terms of the expanded agreement, Avnet will provide independent software vendor (ISV), system integrator (SI), and value-added reseller (VAR) partners with Cisco's data center technology. The Cisco data center technology available through Avnet includes Nexus Data Center family of switches, MDS Family of fiber channel SAN switches, Unified Computing System (UCS) Blade and Rack Servers (B and C).
Additionally, channel partners will be able to utilize Avnet's services to deliver pre-configured servies with three levels of integration, including fully assembled and tested, remote base performance (BP) connection, and ready virtual machine. These services will be developed at the Avnet Global Solutions Center, which has earned Cisco Unified Computing System B-Series Authorized Configurator (UBAC) and Cisco Unified Computing System C-Series Authorized Configurator (UCAC) certifications. These services can then be sent to customers' sites on behalf of channel partners via certified shipping.