Avnet Technology appoints Thomas Seyfried as country manager
Austria: multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has named Thomas Seyfried as country manager. In this position, Seyfried will be responsible for the continued development of the business strategy and leadership of the Avnet Technology Solutions team in the country. He brings to the role his extensive experience and understanding of the value of solution-based sales and services, which will enhance the expansion of Avnet's solutions strategy across the region. This will ensure high-value technologies and services continue to be delivered to local customers. He will report directly to Roman Rudolf, vice president and managing director, Avnet Technology Solutions, Central Region. Thomas joined Avnet through the integration of Magirus in 2012 and has since been responsible as sales director for Avnet's solutions business in Austria. He has more than 10 years' experience in IT distribution and was country manager of Magirus Austria GmbH between 2006 and 2012.
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.
Avnet Services opens state-of-the-art solutions facility, providing enhanced lifecycle support across EMEA
Avnet Services, the dedicated services business of Avnet Technology Solutions, has opened a new, state-of-the-art, EMEA lifecycle solutions facility in Tiel, the Netherlands. From there, Avnet Services will carry out over 250,000 repairs annually and will cater to reverse logistics, support and depot repair for major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across EMEA. This expansion, coupled with additional new capabilities, enables customers and partners in the region to reduce costs and minimise risk in all stages of lifecycle management. Avnet Services' enhanced lifecycle portfolio provides a broad range of solutions, including reengineering, redesign and reverse engineering for end-of life (EOL) and existing products. Additionally, Avnet Services provides EOL component sourcing, lifetime inventory of EOL components, continued manufacturing of legacy products, and OEM and third-party component warranty management. Partners, customers and resellers can work with Avnet Services in the region to better manage every aspect of the equipment lifecycle, from financing to installation, repair, and eventually disposal, making the lifecycle process more cost effective. The EMEA lifecycle solutions facility complements the work of Avnet Services' engineers and technicians who bring advanced computing, networking, storage and I/O architectures back to life in repair depots near major logistics hubs in North America and Asia.