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Avnet Technology Solutions Unveils New Application-Based Offerings for HP ConvergedSystem for Channel Partners in the U.S. and Canada

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the first in a series of application-specific solutions optimized for the HP ConvergedSystem portfolio, which consists of integrated IT systems purpose-built for key workloads like virtualization, hosted desktops and big data. Avnet will now offer solution providers and value-added reseller (VAR) partners in the U.S. and Canada two exclusive solutions for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2013 and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. These solutions provide partners with building blocks for complete IT solutions that they can rapidly deploy to assist their customers in overcoming their business challenges related to messaging and mobility.

“Today’s workers want to communicate using technology on their own terms, from something as seemingly simple as sharing large data files to using personal, mobile devices to access company information,” said Chris Swahn, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, HP Solutions group. “As IT teams search for new ways to meet workers’ expectations, Avnet developed exclusive solutions that partners can deploy immediately for their customers. Avnet’s new application-specific solutions will position our HP partners to not only address the messaging and mobility pain points confronting their customers, but also help them enhance worker productivity, mitigate risks and reduce costs.”

The Avnet Exchange Server 2013 solution for HP ConvergedSystem includes an integrated architecture that partners can use to deploy large messaging mailboxes for their customers, using significantly less space and energy. It is pre-sized, configured and optimized to operate on HP ConvergedSystem, but can be customized to meet the unique needs of end customers.

Similarly based on a building block approach, Avnet’s new VDI solution for HP ConvergedSystem gives partners an appliance-like configuration that removes the guesswork from sizing and deploying virtual desktop solutions. It presents partners with a recipe for creating efficient, performance-optimized solutions for client virtualized workloads running on HP ConvergedSystem. It covers architectural design, sizing, performance and configuration instructions, enabling partners to provide their customers with predictable, repeatable performance and costs for their VDI environment.

“Today, partners are increasingly looking for ways to break out of the arduous business of assembly and infrastructure architecting so that they can address customer issues faster and accelerate time to value,” said Paul Miller, vice president, HP Converged Systems. “Avnet’s new application-based solutions build upon HP ConvergedSystem offerings, integrated IT systems that are operational within 20 days of ordering, to help channel partners deliver application-optimized solutions faster, in turn accelerating partner sales cycles and time to revenue.”

In addition to the application-based solutions, partners can also leverage the Avnet Technical Army to further hone their expertise. The Avnet Technical Army can augment partners’ pre-sales technical staff, help partners gain a deeper understanding of HP products, facilitate technology demonstrations, and develop additional configurations and system designs. The services and resources are provided by a team that holds more than 500 certifications on HP technology, and includes 100+ technical consultants, solution architects and infrastructure services professionals for HP datacenter technology.

“Our customers are increasingly looking for pre-engineered IT solutions because they are less resource intensive and can be deployed quickly,” said Al Chien, vice president of sales and marketing for Dasher Technologies, a technology solution company and Avnet partner. “Avnet’s application-based solutions for HP ConvergedSystems allow us to reduce the amount of time spent designing, sizing and testing converged infrastructure solutions. Instead, we can concentrate on new ways to strategically add value to the business through a technology roadmap that achieves tangible business results. By clearly meeting our customers’ goals, we will be able to improve customer satisfaction by helping them deliver services that create new business opportunities.”

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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com.

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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