Apple has signed a third US distributor focused on its professional server products.

Bell Microproducts said this week that it will distribute Xserves and Xserve RAIDs.

CRN reports a company statement: "Bell Microproducts is now a US distributor for Apple server solutions, including Xserve and Xserve RAID. We look forward to working with Apple to deliver innovative products and incredible support to our highly skilled customer base."

Bell Microproducts joins Apple's other two US distributors, Tech Data and Ingram Micro. The latter accounts for "about 70 per cent" of distributed Apple products in the US.