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NextIO Announces Strategic Partnership with Avnet Technology Solutions
NextIO (, the premier provider of next-generation I/O solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet will act as NextIO’s primary integration partner and exclusive distributor of NextIO’s I/O virtualization solutions to its IBM reseller partners in the United States and Canada.

The NextIO Express Connect™ product provides an all-encompassing I/O solution for today's dynamic data center. NextIO provides customers with the largest breadth of server I/O choice for any-to-any connectivity without the need to change existing infrastructure and lays the foundation for I/O virtualization in any server environment. Express Connect enables servers to access many more I/O devices than are available by default. Server I/O devices are contained in the NextIO Express Connect appliance and are accessed by multiple servers as a flexible and dynamic pool of I/O resources.

NextIO provides customers with cost savings, flexibility and manageability, while protecting their existing infrastructure investments. As the industry leader in next-generation I/O virtualization solutions, NextIO provides enterprise-class servers with faster installations, network transparent I/O upgrades, minimal service disruptions, and less operational management overhead.

“NextIO is a world-class leader in I/O virtualization technology and solutions, and we are pleased to be their exclusive distributor,” said Fred Cuen, senior vice president and general manager of IBM Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “NextIO provides a unique technology that allows Avnet to offer many horizontal solutions that work across any vertical market. Our IBM partners can now offer complete virtualization solutions that include NextIO technology, which will help their customers expand their server I/O capabilities.”

“Our partnership with Avnet allows us to offer timely off-the-shelf solutions through Avnet’s integration services,” said K.C. Murphy, CEO, NextIO. “Avnet provides NextIO with an incredible channel for delivering and deploying our leadership I/O products.”

Published Monday, July 27, 2009 3:05 PM by David Marshall
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