TAIPEI, Taiwan and COSTA MESA, Calif., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that it has signed Unitech as a distributor in Taiwan for the Emulex portfolio of Fibre Channel and Ethernet I/O connectivity solutions. Unitech, a leading distributor of IT products and services in Taiwan, has a broad reach in the region with local original design manufacturers (ODMs), distributors and the channel network. Unitech is one of the first Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional distributors to become a part of the Emulex Connect™ Partner Program, further enabling Emulex to expand the Program to APAC-based resellers and expand the reach of Emulex I/O connectivity solutions with customers in the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/NE81278LOGO) "This agreement with Unitech will further Emulex's partnerships with Taiwan domestic enterprises and ODMs and will strengthen our long-term growth strategy in the region," said Jimmy Yam, vice president of sales, APAC, Emulex. "As Unitech extends its solutions portfolio, we are their first partner in networking and storage connectivity, and together, we will address the increased storage and network infrastructure needs of Taiwan's data centers." Unitech's distribution agreement with Emulex includes the full product portfolio of Emulex I/O connectivity solutions. Together with Unitech, Emulex will recruit new resellers into the Emulex Connect Partner Program, to grow the Emulex partner network and expertise in the region, and provide convenient and efficient support to Taiwan customers. The Emulex Connect Partner Program will also provide both companies' sales and reseller teams with the technical tools needed to ramp up as quickly as possible. "By partnering with Emulex, we're arming our customers with high performance connectivity for their next-generation solutions to support new appliances and applications, lower costs and increase I/O," said Fred Lee, senior vice president, Unitech. "We're confident that our partnership will greatly benefit our two companies as well as Taiwan local customers." Follow Emulex on Twitter.