Avnet Technology Solutions to offer Cisco security solutions to defend fast-evolving datacentres
Multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has extended its agreement with Cisco to include distribution of Cisco's security products portfolio. The collaboration further strengthens Avnet's security offerings following the launch of its Security & Networking Solutions division in EMEA. This collaboration covers the regions in which Avnet currently operates with Cisco as a distribution partner, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Avnet loses its President
American multispecialist Avnet has announced that Avnet Technology Solutions Global President Phil Gallagher intends to step down from his current role to focus on new career opportunities in line with his personal goals. Mr. Gallagher will stay in place until a successor is named and will assist in a collaborative transition. The company has initiated a search to replace him and expects to have a new leader in place by the end of the calendar year.
Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA extends distribution agreement with RSA
Multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has extended its distribution agreement with RSA, the security division of EMC, into new geographies. The addition of Belgium and Luxembourg, France and the United Kingdom coincides with the re-launch of the business into Italy and Spain. All six countries will leverage the EMEA Competence Center in the Netherlands. This agreement further strengthens Avnet’s security offerings following the expansion of its Security & Networking Solutions division in EMEA, announced in June.
Avnet Technology Solutions expands agreement with EMC
Multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has expanded its distribution agreement with EMC to offer EMC solutions through its Avnet Global Computing Components (AGCC) business unit in EMEA, through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. This expanded agreement leverages the success of the long-standing relationship between Avnet and EMC in many countries across the globe and across multiple business units. As one of the primary distributors of EMC technologies, Avnet Technology Solutions has helped partners grow their mid-market storage business profitably with EMC solutions for more than 12 years. Avnet Global Computing Components will now offer EMC VNX and VNXe unified storage solutions, EMC Isilon scale-out NAS systems, and the EMC Atmos Cloud Storage Platform as part of its Build OEM Better programme. This programme provides a lower total cost of ownership and reduced manufacturing time. Additionally, it offers flexibility and scalability via a global footprint of integration and service support for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and independent software vendors (ISVs). The addition of EMC enables AGCC EMEA to offer OEMs the opportunity to:
- Customise their storage and software solutions
- Capitalise on a single interface, often leveraging a single IP fabric to more easily implement back-up recovery
- Virtualise their applications to increase ease and consistency of deployment
- Consolidate physical infrastructure (in development and in the field)
- Offer their application "as-a-service" (from their own or hosted data centres)
- Improve reliability and scale
Backed by Avnet's technical expertise and outstanding customer support team, OEMs will now be able to use EMC's proven portfolio of bundled storage, software and application solutions to move quickly from design to deployment of end applications. These applications range from telecommunications to manufacturing through to media and life sciences.
Avnet Technology Solutions expands its cloud service portfolio with SoftLayer
Multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has started to offer cloud services in EMEA from SoftLayer, an IBM Company. Following successful rollout in Canada and the US, Avnet now enables business partners to accelerate their cloud portfolios with a scalable, secure base for the delivery of cloud services across EMEA. The agreement spans IBM's infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to enhance Avnet's portfolio and delivery of high performance services. The combination of SoftLayer's distributed local data centres and global network allows partners to place their customers' data where and when it is required. SoftLayer's network architecture further allows partners to optimise global performance for their customers by using a private network. It also enables them to consolidate or aggregate data, as needed. In EMEA, this partnership covers Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.