SanDisk’s flash commercial solutions get distribution with Avnet

Flash storage vendor SanDisk Corp. will get wider distribution of its commercial product line in Canada and around the world, thanks to a new agreement with distributor Avnet Inc.

Avnet will offer SanDisk’s portfolio of flash-based hardware and software solutions to its global customers, becoming one of the first global distributors for the SanDisk Commercial Business Channel, which includes client and enterprise-grade solid state drives and embedded flash computing products through the channel.

“Flash storage is also bringing unprecedented functionality to many industrial sector applications, such as manufacturing equipment, medical instrumentation and automotive infotainment,” said Henri Richard, senior-vice president, worldwide commercial sales and support for SanDisk, in a statement. “Avnet’s deep understanding of storage and customer-centric approach makes them a logical distribution partner for SanDisk’s flash-based commercial products and enables us to further expand our leadership in this growing market.”

The products now available through Avnet include solid-state solutions for improved data centre performance such as Lightning and Optimus SAS Enterprise SSDs, client SSDs for improved PC and notebook speed such as the SanDisk X210 SSD, and SanDisk embedded flash storage solutions for commercial use.

“The addition of SanDisk further enhances our global technology portfolio with products from one of the most recognized and trusted brands in flash storage,” said Phil Gallagher, global president, Avnet Technology Solutions, in a statement. “The combination of Avnet’s technical expertise and sophisticated integration capabilities, with SanDisk’s proven flash products, enables our channel partners to not only address the growing demand for flash-based storage solutions in the commercial market, but also create complete solutions that provide a competitive edge in the markets they serve around the globe.”

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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