SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services, announced today from its Varnex Fall Conference that it has launched a new initiative with HP Enterprise Group and VMware called the HP-VMware Virtualization Implementation Skills Advantage program. The program helps resellers implement virtualization from the desktop to the data center for their small and medium business (SMB) customers. It focuses on accelerating SYNNEX’ broad ecosystem of resellers through HP and VMware combined solutions that enable SMB customers to automate and simplify their rapidly transforming IT environment. SYNNEX, one of HP’s leading distributors, sells HP OEM-branded VMware products. SYNNEX was selected to drive this new opportunity through the channel to build a stronger virtualization business for the partner community. As a result, resellers can take advantage of the full range of HP products and increase end customer reach through authentic solutions selling strategies. “This triangulated collaboration with SYNNEX and virtualization leaders HP and VMware demonstrates our continued investment in our resellers by creating opportunities to keep them ahead of their competition with the latest and best-in-class virtualization solutions - from infrastructure to application to desktop virtualization to cloud,” said Bob Stegner, Senior Vice President Marketing, North America for SYNNEX Corporation. “HP is committed to delivering innovative solutions to customers, and our collaboration with SYNNEX and VMware play an integral role in doing so,” said Bill Swales, Vice President-Americas Industry Standard Server Business Unit, HP. “This joint investment will strengthen our collaborative efforts and result in enterprise-class solutions tailored specifically for our valued SMB customers.” “VMware is pleased to be teaming with SYNNEX and HP on this ground breaking initiative,” said Frank Rauch, VP of Americas Partner Organization, VMware. “This is a natural extension of HP and VMware’s 11 plus years partnership, and will result in our SMB customers having the best in class solutions for their growing businesses. We look forward to assisting SYNNEX drive new mutual customer acquisition in the less than 1,000 employee segment and continuing to develop VMware expertise with HP."