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 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.
Avnet Names Michael Buseman Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer
Multispecialist Avnet has named Michael Buseman as chief global logistics and operations officer. As announced in July, Avnet's current global logistics and operations officer, Gerry Fay, was promoted to global president for Avnet Electronics Marketing. Buseman was selected to succeed Fay based on a strong background of more than 25 years of experience in the electronics industry. Having begun his career as a process and manufacturing engineer, Buseman is an accomplished operating and supply chain executive with global experience managing manufacturing and warehouse operations in the electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) provider space.
Avnet Services signs partnership with Network 2 Supplies (N2S)
Avnet Services, an operating group of multispecialist Avnet, has inked a strategic partnership with N2S to deploy its UNITY Estate Management solution. The agreement further develops N2S' environmentally friendly supply chain, which aims to move the channel from its current 'take, make and dispose' model to a 'take, make, use and remake' approach. Avnet's UNITY solution helps organizations mitigate against financial risk by pinpointing end of life IT assets for disposal. The partnership promotes a circular economy, actively seeking to reuse the equipment it decommissions on behalf of customers, rather than simply disposing of it. This ensures businesses adhere to the latest WEEE directives set out by the Environment Agency, thus avoiding regulatory fines. Since deploying UNITY Estate Management, N2S has noticed a series of considerable benefits. The transparency of the system recently enabled N2S to detect 2,500 disks and other IT items across more than 1,000 sites that were no longer in use but not listed on the customer's original inventory. This was the equivalent of charging 20,000 smartphones 24 hours a day, every day, which has resulted in a huge power saving for the organization. The same customer recently undertook a year-long network transformation program and N2S achieved just 0.1 percent in landfill compared with the 29 percent quoted by some of its competitors. In addition, the partnership is flexible. By harnessing Avnet's knowledge, N2S can also help its customers build a successful UNITY Estate Management framework themselves or can manage it on their behalf as a managed service provider (MSP).