Avnet Technology Solutions to Distribute Rorke
Data’s Galaxy Archive, NAS and RAID Storage
Adding Rorke’s Galaxy Product Line Creates New Storage Sales Opportunities for Avnet’s Channel
February 22, 2011 10:15 AM Eastern Time
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. & TEMPE, Ariz.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Rorke Data Inc., an Avnet, Inc.
(NYSE: AVT) company and a leading provider of computer storage and archive systems, today announced that its
value-priced Galaxy® storage product line, including Rorke’s archive, NAS and RAID solutions, are now available
through Avnet Technology Solutions’ channel partners, including value-added resellers (VARs) and original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs), in the U.S. and Canada. Avnet Technology Solutions is the IT solutions
distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). Rorke’s Galaxy products provide Avnet’s
partners with cost-effective storage solutions for their customers in a variety of markets, including healthcare, media
and entertainment, and video surveillance.
“Rorke Data’s Galaxy storage solutions add a new dimension to Avnet’s storage offerings,” said Rick Alvarez,
senior vice president, Sales Acceleration Group, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “These high-performance,
energy-efficient storage solutions are scalable for a variety of markets, from small offices to large enterprises. They
address the business and operational challenges of companies by providing solutions that can meet the rigors of
storage-intensive applications at an affordable price.”
With more than 10,000 installations worldwide, Rorke’s Galaxy storage solutions consistently deliver industry-
leading price-to-performance metrics. Galaxy storage solutions are scalable – from direct attached SMB systems all
the way to cloud storage solutions, and support multiple storage applications, including backup, archiving and
virtualization. Avnet will provide Rorke partners with channel support, including training, enablement, lead
generation, co-marketing, technical integration, services and ongoing support. Additionally, partners can leverage
Avnet’s SolutionsPath® practices to gain specialization in the industries ideal for these solutions, such as the energy,
financial, government, healthcare and retail markets, as well as data center technology expertise related to mobility,
networking, security, storage and virtualization.
“By adding Rorke’s Galaxy solutions to their storage portfolios, Avnet’s partners can profitably grow their sales with
customers who need cost-effective, high-performance storage systems,” said Joseph Swanson, group vice president
executive, general manager, sales and marketing for Rorke Data. “Rorke’s solutions save end customers’ time and
money by efficiently sharing data and securely managing content for them. Our partners see the Galaxy solutions as
an ideal way to address their customers’ budget, cost of ownership and performance demands.”
See Rorke Data’s Galaxy solutions in Avnet booth #2217 at the HIMSS conference, February 21–24, in Orlando,
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to
create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end user customers locally and
around the world. For fiscal year 2010, the group served customers in more than 70 countries and generated
US$8.19 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions (www.ats.avnet.com) is an operating group of
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components,
computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet
accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more
than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended
July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Galaxy is a registered trademark of Rorke Data, an Avnet, Inc. company (NYSE: AVT). The Galaxy family of
products provides customers with the most cost-effective, scalable and easy-to-use, purpose-built RAID and NAS
storage solutions available.
Galaxy RAID and NAS solutions are manufactured at our ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485-2003 certified
integration facilities. All Galaxy solutions undergo a rigorous test and approval process performed by trained
technical teams. This process ensures that products arrive at the customer pre-formatted and ready to install, with a
broad range of services including interoperability testing, pre-sale engineering consultation, complete system
integration and post-sales support. More than 10,000 Galaxy storage devices have been successfully installed in rich
content media applications ranging from video post production and film, to healthcare imaging and digital
surveillance. Galaxy RAID is an FDA registered device.
About Rorke Data
Rorke Data is an ISO 9001:2000 and 13485:2003 certified data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider with
expertise in primary and tiered storage architecture, integrating RAID, NAS, SAN, tape and optical libraries with
software and support. Rorke Data leverages certified expertise in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms, delivering
high bandwidth storage and network solutions for fixed content and rich media application environments, and can
provide custom integration outsourcing capabilities. Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT)
company, composed of five divisions: Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Digital Surveillance,
Digital Prepress and Publishing, and Professional Services and Engineering. More information about Rorke Data can
be found at www.rorke.com.
Brodeur Partners, for Avnet
Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284