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.
Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA launches Security & Networking Solutions Division
Multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has launched its Avnet Security & Networking Solutions (ASNS) division in the EMEA region. This will be supported by the opening of specialist technical and commercial ASNS Competence Centres in EMEA. Avnet's new division helps to further support its extensive portfolio of security and networking solutions and services. Industry analyst firm IDC predicts that market revenues will be in excess of $10 billion in the Network Security field by 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.1% for the period 2012–20171. Avnet is addressing this significant market opportunity for partners to expand their existing business in this space. As an integral part of addressing this growth market for the channel, Avnet is opening its first EMEA ASNS Commercial Competence Centre in the Netherlands this quarter. The centre will act as an EMEA hub for delivering security and networking services and solutions across the region. These will be further backed up by Avnet’s local expertise in the field to provide comprehensive support in this highly complex and technical marketplace. "The launch of our new division in this high growth, strategic market for security and networking is a natural fit to complement our extensive EMEA partnerships in this space. By leveraging our resources, value-added services and skills we can help partners enter or expand in this complex marketplace, accelerating their time to market," commented Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA. He added, "We will leverage existing talent within Avnet in addition to bringing in new, external specialist skills to deliver best-of-breed, value-added security and networking solutions in EMEA."
Avnet Technology Solutions appoints Sukh Rayat as Senior Vice President AGCC EMEA
Multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has appointed Sukh Rayat as senior vice president, Avnet Global Computing Components (AGCC) EMEA. Sukh moves from his current position as senior vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, north region*. This further aligns Avnet's organisational structure to the benefit of customers and suppliers across EMEA. Sukh is part of the Avnet Global Computing Components (AGCC) management team and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and growth of Avnet’s computer components and integrated solutions offerings in the EMEA region. The EMEA Integrated Solutions (IS) team also moves into the AGCC business. Sukh is based in Bracknell and reports directly to Jaideep Malhotra, senior vice president, AGCC, Global, with immediate effect. Tony Madden, senior vice president, supplier business executive for Avnet Technology Solutions, Global, assumes responsibility for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Avnet Technology Solutions, UK. As an experienced senior executive, Tony currently works with a number of Avnet's strategic suppliers and alongside Avnet leaders around the world to identify growth opportunities.
Avnet Services partners with Veeam Software to enhance its virtualization training portfolio
Avnet Services, the dedicated services business of multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions, has become an official Veeam Authorized Education Centre (VMAEC). Through this collaboration with backup, replication and virtualization management provider Veeam Software, Avnet will roll out a VMAEC training program across the Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This further enhances Avnet's value-added services by enabling reseller partners and end users to become experts in Veeam solutions, which is of particular importance for achieving growth in the virtualization market. The VMAEC program is designed to deliver the technical courses required for partners, customers and resellers to achieve the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification. The VMCE course is a technical deep-dive, with intensive hands-on exercises, to provide IT professionals with extensive knowledge of Veeam solutions covering areas including configuration, features, functionality and deployment. The VMCE certification not only provides recognition of an individual’s expertise in virtualization, backup, recovery and replication solutions from Veeam, but allows IT professionals to increase productivity and reduce the overall cost of IT infrastructure.
Avnet and Sandisk partner to deliver innovative commercial flash storage solutions worldwide
Multispecialist Avnet has started to offer a wide portfolio of flash-based hardware and software solutions from SanDisk to its customers throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific and Latin America through its Avnet Electronics Marketing and Avnet Technology Solutions operating groups. This worldwide distribution agreement enables SanDisk to leverage Avnet's global scale, scope and unique solutions distribution model, making it even easier for CIOs, IT leaders and manufacturing decision-makers from around the world to purchase and implement SanDisk’s cutting-edge solid-state storage and embedded flash memory solutions. With this agreement, Avnet becomes one of the first global distributors for the rapidly growing SanDisk Commercial Business Channel, which offers client and enterprise-grade solid state drives (SSDs) and embedded flash computing products through channel partners. This enables Avnet to make available a variety of business and commercial solutions to its partners, including value-added resellers (VARs), embedded original equipment manufacturer (OEM) developers, system integrators (SIs), system builders (SBs) and direct market resellers (DMRs). Starting today, products available through Avnet will include:
- solid-state solutions to enhance data center performance (includes: Lightning and Optimus SAS Enterprise SSDs, CloudSpeed SATA Enterprise SSDs, Lightning PCIe Enterprise Solid State Accelerators, and FlashSoft server acceleration software);
- client SSDs to boost PC and notebook speed, responsiveness and boot-up times (includes SanDisk X210 SSD and the SanDisk X110 SSD in a variety of form factors); and
- SanDisk embedded flash storage solutions for commercial use in technology products from a wide range of industries, from automotive to manufacturing to communications
SanDisk products purchased through Avnet can be combined with complementary products offered by Avnet to create complete business and commercial solutions for end customers. Avnet will also provide its partners with a wide range of education, resources, services and tools designed to help accelerate the profitable growth of their storage businesses. This includes:
- targeted customer marketing to help identify sales opportunities.
- the creation of design kits and participation in evaluation programs to help customers develop solutions using SanDisk technology
In the EMEA region, Avnet Technology Solutions is present in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom, while Avnet Electronic Marketing is present in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.