FalconStor Teams With Avnet EmbeddedTo create global supply chain
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2013.06.12
FalconStor Software, Inc. announced an
agreement with Avnet Embedded, a
division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. for worldwide integration and
order fulfillment of FalconStor solutions.
In moving to a global supply chain operation with Avnet Embedded, FalconStor
enhances its ability to scale to meet customers'
demand for its data protection solutions.
Avnet Embedded will support FalconStor's new partnership with IBM to bundle
FalconStor VTL with deduplication on IBM servers and storage to address the IBM
midmarket customers, starting in North America.
In addition, Avnet Embedded will take over the integration and testing of
FalconStor's product suite - including Network Storage Server, CDP, and VTL - on Dell
"This broad relationship with Avnet
allows us to better serve our customers in every region by allowing us to
expand our offering of appliance platforms and to deliver products quickly
anywhere in the world," said Gary Quinn, COO at FalconStor.
"Avnet has the systems integration
and distribution services that will help us ramp up production to meet the
increasing demand for comprehensive data protection solutions that make
business-critical IT services continuously available."
Avnet will fulfill orders for
FalconStor solutions from its worldwide integration centers to service the
Americas, Europe and AsiaPac. This will reduce shipping costs while providing
better delivery service to customers, allowing them to get up and
running faster. Avnet Embedded's integration expertise and relationships with
multiple technology suppliers, such as Dell and IBM, will enable FalconStor to
deliver complete solutions on platforms to customers
around the world at lower costs while increasing production volume.
"By integrating FalconStor products
with an array of server and storage systems from top tier vendors, we offer
FalconStor customers their choice of hardware platforms for the best performing
data protection and storage virtualization appliances for any data center on
the planet," said Chuck Kostalnick, SVP, Avnet Embedded. "BC and DR solutions are a priority for
companies across the globe, and our established integration centers allow us to
scale immediately to meet the needs of FalconStor channel partners and
Through consolidating its global supply chain with Avnet Embedded, FalconStor
captures efficiencies and operational savings in cost of goods, supply chain
management and order fulfillment. The partnership with Avnet Embedded signals
FalconStor's ability to expand the production volume and market penetration of
its complete data protection solutions.