Raritan Signs SYNNEX Corporation as Distributor of Its Data Center Product Portfolio

Raritan, a provider of intelligent data center management and rack power distribution solutions, part of the Legrand family of brands that also includes data center solutions provider Minkels, has announced a North American distribution agreement with technology solutions distributor, SYNNEX Corporation.

Raritan offers one of the industry’s largest portfolios 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.

The company’s solutions would 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.

raritan legrand“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.”

Channel Strategy

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.

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“Our reseller partners have been instrumental in our growth,” said Doug Fikse, President of Raritan.

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,” said Mr. 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 began in 1985 by developing KVM switches for IT professionals to manage servers remotely. Today, as a brand of Legrand, they are a leading provider of intelligent rack PDUs, KVM switches and other data center infrastructure management solutions. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in numerous countries throughout North and South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

“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.”