Avnet brings its marketplace to Europe
After having launched its cloud marketplace in the USA in last fall, infrastructure VAD Avnet TS has unveiled plans to introduce it on the EMEA market within the six coming months. The first countries to be served will be France, Ireland and the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland to follow throughout 2016 and 2017. The Marketplace offers comprehensive cloud solutions from leading global cloud providers, as well as Avnet's own cloud services, and a variety of flexible payment models to support partners in helping end-user organisations become cloud-enabled.
Unique within the IT distribution industry worldwide, the Marketplace allows for rapid deployment of cloud-based solutions, either through a consumption or subscription-based model. Partners can bundle different suppliers' cloud products and combine them with Avnet’s IT services, to deliver cloud solutions that offer differentiated value-add for their customers. They can offer these cloud solutions and services in their own branded cloud storefront, seamlessly becoming the single-source cloud provider and trusted advisor that their customers require. The Marketplace also has a full set of management tools to monitor cloud consumption and manage and optimise the cloud solutions they have purchased.
Michael Fischermanns, vice president cloud solutions at Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, said, "The Avnet Cloud Marketplace is the latest example of how we’re helping our partners capitalise on next-generation technologies as they evolve to ensure their own long-term success in the rapidly changing technology market. We've designed the Marketplace based on our expert insights across a range of public, private and hybrid cloud environments, creating a 'one-stop shop' for partners to deliver solutions that help organisations make the transition to a cloud-based business model."
The Avnet Cloud Marketplace offers products from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Avnet, Brocade, Cisco, F5, IBM, NetApp, Oracle, SoftLayer and VMware.
Avnet expands contract with Extreme Networks
Infrastructure VAD Avnet Technology Solutions has expanded its contract with Extreme Networks to include Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. This announcement builds on the existing relationship between Avnet and Extreme Networks that started in the DACH region (Austria, Germany and Switzerland) more than 15 years ago, and enables Avnet to deliver Extreme Networks' software and services-led networking solutions to support the needs of partners and their end-users in Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Miriam Murphy, senior vice president for Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA's North region, said, "Extreme Networks has a good range of networking and wireless technology products suitable for mid-size companies to enterprise organisations. Building on our successful and long-term partnership in the DACH region, we have fine-tuned our value proposition around these products to transform this innovative technology into tangible business solutions for our North region partners."
Bob Gault, EVP of Worldwide Sales Services and Channels, Extreme Networks, commented, "We are confident that our software-driven wired and wireless solutions will be of significant value to partners and end-customers in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. We look forward to leveraging Avnet’s technical expertise, local knowledge and experience to successfully enable and expand our partner base in those countries."
Since starting work with Extreme Networks in the DACH region, Avnet has been recognised as its Distributor of the Year 15 times.
Avnet extends EMEA relationship with Cisco
Turkey: infrastructure VAD Avnet Technology Solutions has extended its distribution agreement with Cisco in EMEA to include Turkey. Until now, Avnet was distributing Cisco products in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Hakki Eren, country manager for Avnet Technology Solutions, Turkey, comments, "This new partnership is an important one for Cisco and Avnet. It gives Cisco access to our portfolio of partners, driving its leading position in the data centre server market. Equally, it gives our partners access to innovative technologies to create next-generation data centres for their customers, particularly through the use of Cisco's integrated infrastructure systems. Last year we celebrated Avnet and Cisco's global five-year partnership, and we are now proud to extend this relationship to the Turkish market."
Cenk Kıvılcım, general manager of Cisco Turkey, said, "As we are in the middle of the digitization era, the way businesses expect to operate today places a huge challenge on the underlying network. It has to connect and enable every data or application-driven function for every user inside the business and beyond. At Cisco today, we are leading the industry in the next generation of data centre transformation. With Avnet's leading converged portfolio, its expertise working in Turkey and the experience we have together working across EMEA, we believe we will help businesses stay a step ahead in the race to innovate. We feel confident that Avnet's deep technical experience and sophisticated integration capabilities will help Cisco and our channel partners accelerate our mutual success in the data centre market and capitalize on new revenue-generating opportunities."
Avnet has received multiple awards for helping Cisco successfully grow its data centre business, including Cisco's Global Distribution Partner of the Year in 2013 and 2014 and Cisco’s Data Centre Distributor of the Year in EMEA in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Infrastructure VAD Avnet Technology Solutions has unveiled a pan-EMEA distribution agreement with Cumulus Networks to offer the industry's first true full-featured Linux OS for networks to customers and partners. This agreement will drive innovation in open data centre networking, making software-defined networking (SDN) a reality. Through this agreement, Avnet will offer Cumulus Networks' data centre network operating system software, Cumulus Linux, which can be integrated with hardware from multiple leading switch vendors. This flexible, robust approach to data centre networking significantly reduces costs and complexity, which is paramount in the data centre environment.
Under this agreement, Avnet is appointed distributor for Cumulus Linux in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom, further strengthening Avnet's leadership position in data centre technologies.
"Our partnership with Cumulus Networks drives innovation in a huge growth market for resellers and managed service providers (MSPs), when many in the technology industry are scratching their heads about how to make software-defined networking a reality", commented Dieter Lott, vice president of business development at Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA. "Cumulus Networks is a good fit with VMware's NSX offering for network virtualisation and is complementary to our Red Hat open source portfolio."
"We selected Avnet for its expertise in data centre solutions, its well-established pan-EMEA channel ecosystem, and its effectiveness in transforming technologies into business solutions for customers", said Sudeep Goswami, senior director of corporate and channel sales at Cumulus Networks. "Through Cumulus Linux, we're transforming networking by offering an effective alternative to proprietary, vendor-locked stacks that constrain IT innovation, and we look forward to progressing this change in EMEA through our relationship with Avnet."
Open networking solutions based on Cumulus Linux allow MSPs and organisations of all sizes to leverage efficient data centre technology, providing customers with a choice of hardware and software elements to fit their individual needs.
American multispecialist Avnet has started to work with IBM to increase the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in Canada, Europe and the United States. The two companies' efforts will help customers develop IoT solutions built on the IBM Watson IoT Platform to help create new revenue streams and operational efficiencies. This collaboration is designed to help Avnet customers, ranging from original equipment manufacturers to solution providers, capitalize on the opportunities in the rapidly growing IoT market, which is estimated to account for more than €830 billion in technology spending in 2016.
This collaboration builds on Avnet's successful IoT development practices; for example, Avnet recently worked with SPICA Technologies to help create a smart cities IoT solution to improve water safety. This solution reduces the risk of contracting Legionnaires' disease by using connected devices attached to water pipes that provide real-time information and analysis on water temperature and flow, improving accuracy and reducing monitoring costs by up to 60 percent. Avnet played an important role in building this solution, bringing together the sensor components, IBM Core Middleware, IBM Enterprise analytics, and an IBM Cloud deployment to manage the data.
"Developing an IoT solution is incredibly complex and requires deep technical knowledge from a semiconductor level to advanced data analytics running in a data center," said Patrick Zammit, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Global. "Avnet and IBM joined together to simplify the development cycle at every stage and give our customers the power to unlock the potential of IoT."
Avnet and IBM will provide customers with a wide range of resources from the edge to the enterprise to develop IoT solutions that effectively gather information, connect to the Internet, and securely manage and analyze data. These include:
Additionally, customers will be able to leverage the Avnet Visible Things evaluation and development reference platform, which will be on display at Embedded World next week. This initiative, driven by Avnet in EMEA, is a platform, built on IBM Watson IoT Platform, designed for edge-to-enterprise IoT projects. It delivers hardware and embedded software to connect smart sensors to the Avnet Devicepoint service, which adds context to sensor information and loads it to an enterprise-strength core system. It then presents a set of business and integration services focused on analytics, cloud and mobile.
"IBM, alongside its vast network of clients and partners, is ushering in a new era of computing, extending the power of cognitive computing to the billions of connected devices, sensors and systems that comprise the Internet of Things," said Harriet Green, general manager, Watson IoT, Education and Commerce, IBM. "Working together, Avnet and IBM can help clients further embrace the full promise of IoT using innovative technologies to uncover hidden patterns in data and act on them, to transform business and society alike."
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