Miami, FL, June 4th, 2010 -Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq:BELM) expanded its Latin America’s enterprise solutions portfolio with Force10 Networks products.

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The prestigious Force 10 Networks products and solutions are now available to the channel in Latin America and The Caribbean through the Global Distributor

“It was a natural fit for us”, said Pablo Suarez president of Bell Micro Latin America. “Force10 networking complements our existing products lines and allows us to provide a complete end to end solution, the addition is a step towards the consolidation of Bell Micro Latin America as a preferred Distributor of Value Added Solutions to the Channel”, Suarez added.

Force10 Networks is the pioneer in resilient Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching and routing. Today, Force10 is a global company with offices throughout the US, as well as the UK, the Netherlands, Japan, China and Korea. Among Force10 customers are world leading financial institutions, manufacturing organizations, research networks, media companies, search engines, telecommunication carriers and supercomputer clusters.

Force10’s products combine the features of high performance hardware architectures that are purpose-built for non-blocking, line-rate throughput, with modular Force10 Operating System (FTOS) software to deliver a unified end-to-end solution extending from the server and storage edge, to the network core and into the cloud. Their ground-breaking approach to open, standards-based automation and virtualization allows customers to transform their network infrastructure into a self-optimizing, reliable and accountable cloud computing fabric.

A Business Development Manager, Derek Prieto, has been assigned to strategically lead the team in the region. He will facilitate the proper contact within the channel of Value Added Resellers who will benefit with Force10 Networks and solutions provided by Bell Micro.

“This agreement arose from listening to our customers, we kept hearing our customers say they wanted a distributor who was an extension of their team and could
provide not just the technology but the services and solutions that surround them” , Prieto said. “We believe that as our customers evolve in the region we need to be there with them hand in hand and Force 10 networking products allows us to accomplish this”, he concluded.
Force10 Network product list is available now through Bell Micro Website at

For more information on Force10 Networks, visit:

About Bell Microproducts Inc.

Bell Microproducts (Nasdaq:BELM), is an international, value-added distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services including, storage systems, servers, software, computer components, and peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services. An industry-recognized specialist in storage products, the company is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.

Bell Microproducts is uniquely qualified with deep technical and application expertise to service a broad range of information technology needs. From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions. More information can be found in the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts web site at


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