NetApp partners with Avnet in Ireland

Distributor brought onboard to expand Irish footprint

LONDON, UK. 14 December 2010: NetApp has today announced that it has signed an agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions specifically to serve the Irish market, as NetApp's sole distributor within Ireland.

Pete Rawden, Partner Sales Director UK & Ireland, NetApp said: "NetApp has a strong market share in Ireland through our existing Platinum Partner, Appliance Technology which we are looking to build upon with this new partnership with Avnet. We already have a strong relationship with Avnet in EMEA and North America which will support our joint ambitions in the Irish market. We see growth coming from finance, public sector and the commercial sectors and will be supporting Avnet as it builds and develops a reseller network that can take NetApp's flexible IT and future-ready solutions to end users in the region."

Ciarán Doherty, Sales Director, Avnet said: "NetApp's technologies are renowned for driving business success for end users, combining efficiencies with flexibility to ensure that investments made deliver immediate and ongoing business benefits. We chose NetApp for their stellar reputation and we are delighted to be working with NetApp as it builds on its position in the Irish market."

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