Tech Data Corp. (TECD) has inked a distribution agreement with networking solutions manufacturer Force10 Networks. Tech Data is making Force10 Networks’ solutions available to IT resellers nationwide.
Tech Data will offer resellers a wide array of Force10 networking solutions, including the S-Series of 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches for SMBs, larger midmarket companies, and users in the public sector like government agencies, educational institutions and health care facilities. Tech Data also will distribute Force10 Networks’ high-end data center switches, routers and other networking infrastructure solutions. Additionally, resellers have access to Force10 warranty and service agreements they can attach to all hardware sales.
“Demands on the network continue to grow exponentially with the increasing deployment of solutions like HD videoconferencing, video surveillance and unified communications,” said John O’Shea, vice president, networking product marketing at Tech Data. “Organizations in the public and private sectors are looking to VARs for networking solutions that enable them to cost-effectively scale operations, maintain service levels and keep mission-critical applications running and accessible. Force10 is a growing and respected developer of innovative networking solutions, and Tech Data will help them expand their partner base by recruiting and enabling new resellers throughout the country.”