Distie Report: Ingram acquires LATAM company and Avnet show coming soon

The world’s biggest distributor just got bigger. Ingram Micro has announced its acquisition of Grupo AÇÃO, a Latin American value-add distributors. Based in Brazil, Grupo AÇÃO handles IT solutions from vendors including IBM, Oracle, Red Hat, EMC and VMware.  The company provides integration services, sales support and financial services, with operations in Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador.

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Meanwhile, Tech Data Canada announced that it has added SimpliVity’s hyper-converged technology to its portfolio of offerings.

“SimpliVity, through its OmniCube and OmniStack solutions, offers a hyper-converged infrastructure that combines compute, storage and network switching with deduplication, integrated backup and globally federated management,” Greg Myers, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Tech Data Canada said in a statement.

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Lastly, Avnet’s annual partner summit is set to focus on emerging technology. Chances are, the value-add distributor’s annual Partner Summit, held Nov. 9-12, is already in your calendar. The event to be held in Chandler, Ariz. will discuss topics including:

· Modernizing the IT Infrastructure
· Leading with Security Can be Smart Business
· Data Analytics: Kick-Start Your Practice
· Mapping Your Strategy for Profiting from the Hybrid Cloud
· The Opportunity Behind the Internet of Things

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