Bell Micro, Force 10 Team Up
Bell Microproducts has teamed with Force10 Networks to create a more robust ”portfolio of networking products.” Bell Microproducts, the value-added distributor, has mainly focused on storage and computing tech, while Force10 Networks has traditionally been involved with data center solutions and the enterprise marketplace. Here’s why you might want to pay attention.
Andrew Stewart, vice president, channels and sales operations at Force10 Networks noted that “Bell is adding to its portfolio a technology leader that provides high performance networking solutions [but also,] Bell’s vast network of value-added resellers will realize improved profitability [through Force 10 programs]” Force 10’s touts that their products are perfect for the mid-market data center, along with “converged networking and grid computing solutions”
Meanwhile, Gary Gammon, senior vice president of enterprise marketing for Bell Micro, says: “Bell Micro is already a strong provider of fibre channel-based data center networks, and we were looking for a partner that could provide top of the line IP-based networking products.”
We’ll keep you posted on any more developments between Bell Micro and Force10’s budding relationship.