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Raritan Signs SYNNEX Corporation as Distributor of Data Center Product Portfolio

Posted on February 20, 2017

SOMERSET, N.J.  (February 20, 2017) — Raritan® – a brand of Legrand, and a leading provider of intelligent data center management and rack power distribution solutions – today announced a North American distribution agreement with SYNNEX Corporation, a leading Technology Solutions distributor.  The agreement covers Raritan’s solutions that help make data centers and server rooms more efficient, more reliable, and operate at lower costs. 

“Raritan’s solutions are a strategic addition to the SYNNEX portfolio,” said Peter Larocque, President, North American Technology Solutions, SYNNEX.  “The growth in cloud computing, IoT (Internet of Things), edge computing, and other trends are placing enormous pressures on data centers and IT infrastructures to be more agile and reliable.  Raritan’s market-leading solutions deliver real value to data centers and enable our resellers to provide customers with better visibility of their data center operations and improve data center operations to meet business needs.” 

SYNNEX’s extensive reseller network in North America now has access to Raritan’s and Legrand Data Com’s portfolio of intelligent power distribution and monitoring solutions, environmental monitoring systems, remote management solutions, KVM switches, rack enclosures, cable management and accessories.  The solutions help solve a range of issues from capacity planning to utilizing power and other resources more efficiently – as well as improving uptime and managing lights-out sites. 

“We are delighted to include Raritan solutions in the SYNNEX portfolio because of the distributor’s extensive experience and world-class customer service,” said Mark Panico, President of Legrand Data Communications.  “SYNNEX helps us further advance our vision of helping customers by providing easy-to-use products with intelligent management capabilities for data centers, server rooms, labs and emerging IT infrastructure deployments.”

According to Raritan President Doug Fikse, Raritan has been a channel-driven company since it was founded in 1985.  “Our reseller partners have been instrumental in our growth,” says Fikse.  “We are delighted to be expanding our channel with SYNNEX.  There are many opportunities to help customers; whether they have a legacy data center, work with a colo, or are planning a new build, they need intelligent tools to help manage operations.  We are pleased to work with SYNNEX.”

Raritan offers the industry’s largest portfolio of intelligent rack power distribution units (iPDUs).  To meet the needs of diverse IT environments, the portfolio includes single-phase, three-phase, high-power (400V), outlet-metered, and outlet-switched models.  Other power products include inline meters, transfer switches, and branch circuit monitoring systems.

About SYNNEX Corporation
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation and a leading business process services company, provides a comprehensive range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry, as well as outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy to a broad range of enterprises. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products and also provides systems design and integration solutions. Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation, offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services around customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in numerous countries throughout North and South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

About Raritan
Raritan began in 1985 by developing KVM switches for IT professionals to manage servers remotely.  Today, as a brand of Legrand, we are a leading provider of intelligent rack PDUs, KVM switches and other data center infrastructure management solutions.  Our solutions increase the reliability and intelligence of data centers in 9 of the top 10 Fortune 500 technology companies.  To learn more visit Raritan.com, LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Legrand, North America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.


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