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NEC Partners with Top Distributor Synnex to Extend and Strengthen Channel Reach


New Partnership Provides Value to VARs by Increasing the Depth and Strength of the Enterprise Offering

Santa Clara, Calif. - NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and identity management solutions today announced a partnership with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading business process services company, to distribute NEC’s IT platform products. The partnership underscores NEC’s commitment to expanding the delivery of dynamic IT infrastructure solutions in North America. NEC’s extensive portfolio of IT products and international recognition for quality give SYNNEX VARs across North America the ability to partner with a single brand to meet a wide variety of customers’ data center needs.

“This is an important relationship to SYNNEX because NEC is a true innovator in the industry with dynamic, scalable, highly reliable and cost-effective IT products,” said Bob Stegner, senior vice president of marketing for North America, SYNNEX Corporation. “Through this agreement, we strengthen our portfolio to offer our VAR partners smart IT solutions that provide a competitive edge in today’s challenging marketplace.”

“One of our main goals is to extend the availability of our dynamic data center solutions to more resellers, and invest in the quality of those relationships. SYNNEX’ sales expertise and penetration in the U.S. market make it the ideal distribution partner to achieve this goal,” said Dave Davenport, senior vice president, IT Platform and Solutions, NEC Corporation of America. “Movement to an indirect sales model will allow us to devote more resources toward providing smart IT choices to the enterprise. This agreement is a key milestone in the continued growth of our channel sales.”

The SYNNEX partnership is an important alliance for NEC as the company continues to focus its efforts on enabling IT to make smart choices for the enterprise. The strategic distribution agreement between the two companies will leverage NEC’s existing IT platform offerings, including NEC’s comprehensive Express5800 and Series3800 family of highly scalable and reliable servers; NEC D-Series modular, scalable storage arrays and storage software; and NEC ExpressCluster integrated application and data high availability and disaster recovery software. The availability of NEC’s IT platform products through SYNNEX’ distribution portfolio represents a significant expansion of NEC’s channel and extended reach in the North American market.

“With this new partnership, NEC and SYNNEX are positioned for growth and market expansion that will support VARs in growing their businesses,” added Steve DeBonis, channel director, IT Platform Group, NEC Corporation of America.

Today’s IT environment is dynamic - requiring infrastructure products that can scale non-disruptively and enable service excellence to keep pace with changing business requirements. With NEC, SYNNEX can offer a single vendor that gives IT teams a range of choices to meet the needs of a growing, evolving data center.

NEC’s dynamic infrastructure features a range of products and solutions that can be scaled to meet each customer’s need:
NEC Express5800/1000 Series High-end Enterprise Servers: The NEC Express5800/1320Xf, with a world-record TPC-E performance benchmark earned in February 2008, is the industry’s first and only enterprise-class server to provide dynamic hardware partitioning for Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server® 2008. Building on Microsoft’s “Always On” data center program, this functionality is the first to deliver “on demand” performance for Windows Server 2008 by supporting “hot add” of physical processing resources without loss of operating system or application state. Through the “hot replace” of processing and I/O subsystems, without loss of operating system or application state, Dynamic Partitioning allows Windows Server 2008 to eliminate planned hardware maintenance.
NEC Express5800/300, Express5800/100 and Series3800 Series Servers: A comprehensive family of Intel® Xeon®-based, highly reliable servers in a variety of form factors, including a line of fully redundant fault tolerant systems for the up to 99.999 percent availability. NEC offers one-way and two-way rack, tower and blade servers designed for flexibility, reliability and cost-effectiveness in a wide choice of configurations.
NEC D-Series Enterprise Modular Storage Arrays: D-Series storage arrays are designed to provide enterprise performance, connectivity, capacity and availability without the high initial cost of high-end enterprise systems. A modular storage array that offers high availability with linear scalability of performance and capacity, the D-Series can start as small as 300GB and scale to over 1.5 petabytes, all non-destructively. D-Series arrays offer the full range of enterprise software options, including replication, snapshots, energy conservation and compliance.
NEC ExpressCluster X: NEC’s award-winning ExpressCluster is a family of integrated high availability and disaster recovery software providing fast recovery and continuous protection of essential applications and data that support critical business operations and activities. ExpressCluster features superior performance with near-instant recovery against hardware, software, network and site failures; superior manageability with unified Web console for management of application and data health and protection; and superior cost of ownership with support for lower cost network infrastructure and standard editions of applications, OS and virtualization platforms


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