From the Wires
Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces Cloud Computing Offerings Powered by Amazon Web Services
By: Business Wire
Nov. 27, 2012 03:00 PM
AWS re: Invent – Booth #708 – Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today unveiled four off-premise cloud computing solutions powered by Amazon Web Services® (AWS). These initial offerings provide managed service provider (MSP), value-added reseller (VAR), and independent software vendor (ISV) partners with integrated, packaged solutions that span the AWS portfolio.
The integrated, packaged solutions were developed by the Avnet Cloud Solutions team, which focuses on off-premise cloud computing. Leveraging Avnet’s technical expertise and intellectual property, the solutions by Avnet incorporate AWS with technologies from industry-leading suppliers in Avnet’s portfolio, such as Microsoft®, Oracle®, Riverbed Technology, and Symantec®, to provide cloud-based offerings for high-demand workload areas, including backup and disaster recovery, and application hosting and management. These off-premise cloud computing solutions are available exclusively through Avnet’s partners in the U.S. and Canada.
“Amazon Web Services has quickly become a valuable addition to the growing Avnet Cloud Solutions portfolio because its cloud services are flexible and can be incorporated into enterprise-class IT solutions,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of Avnet Cloud Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Avnet’s new solutions built on AWS complement our partners’ portfolios. We specifically designed these solutions to align with how end customers want to purchase cloud computing offerings, which will ensure that our partners can quickly, easily and cost effectively take these solutions to market.”
Avnet developed these integrated, packaged solutions using AWS to help its partners minimize costs, foster repeatability and speed their time to market. The solutions include:
“Avnet’s solution-driven strategy coupled with Amazon Web Services’ highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud gives Avnet’s channel partners enterprise-class packaged solutions that they can easily consume and deliver faster and at a lower cost to their customers,” said Terry Wise, head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “Avnet’s deep channel knowledge combined with its solutions development expertise enables us to provide continued AWS adoption in the channel.”
“We’ve been impressed with the up-front investments Avnet made to create complete cloud solutions using Amazon Web Services,” said Jennifer Connolly, president, The Metropolitan Technology Services Group, an IT solutions-focused company and Avnet partner. “Avnet developed its new off-premise cloud computing offerings with the channel top of mind, which will significantly reduce our solutions development time and costs. Most importantly, Avnet’s solutions built on AWS have given us a very specific set of offerings that we can start discussing with our customers today, which will help us quickly profit from the growth opportunities in off-premise cloud computing.”
Avnet is a Silver Sponsor of AWS re: Invent, being held November 27-29, 2012, in Las Vegas, and will be exhibiting at booth #708. For more information about AWS re: Invent, visit https://reinvent.awsevents.com.
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About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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