Providing partners in the U.S. and Canada an easy, repeatable, and low-cost way to incorporate integrated, packaged solutions powered by Amazon Web Services into their offerings

PHOENIX, AZ – Nov 06, 2015 — / — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced integrated, packaged solutions powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) are now available through the recently launched Avnet Cloud Marketplace – a one-stop shop that offers access to comprehensive solutions from leading cloud service providers, flexible payment models and a powerful cloud management toolset.

The Avnet Cloud Marketplace features integrated, packaged solutions powered by AWS, such as backup and disaster recovery solutions that integrate NetApp and Veritas software with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Glacier, and collaboration solutions that single-click deploy AWS resources configured to support a scalable and redundant SharePoint implementation. These offerings make it easier for Avnet’s U.S. and Canadian partners, including value-added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs), managed service providers (MSPs), and systems integrators (SIs), to leverage the breadth and depth of AWS. The integrated, packaged solutions are complete channel-ready offerings. They are specifically designed to align with how end customers want to purchase cloud computing, helping to minimize costs, foster repeatability and speed their time to market.

“Avnet provides award-winning cloud services, innovative packaged solutions powered by AWS, strategic channel expertise and technical resources to give partners everything they need to succeed in the cloud,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of Avnet’s Cloud Solutions business in the Americas. “Our partners now have access to a broad solutions portfolio powered by one of the industry’s most well-known cloud providers that they can start selling immediately through a marketplace environment, accelerating their time to market and simplifying implementation. These solutions are intentionally focused on the workloads that are in the highest demand among their customers, helping partners gain immediate traction and furthering their roles as trusted advisors.”

In addition to the integrated, packaged offerings powered by AWS, partners benefit from the powerful cloud management toolset and flexible payment options at the heart of the Avnet Cloud Marketplace, including both consumption- and subscription-based models. The Avnet Cloud Marketplace also features branded storefronts that partners can rapidly deploy, empowering them to quickly and cost-effectively feature bundled cloud offerings with their own IP and services.

“Avnet’s solution-driven strategy coupled with AWS’s highly reliable, scalable, low-cost platform enables Avnet’s channel partners to deliver enterprise-class packaged solutions to their customers,” said Terry Wise, vice president of Worldwide Partner Ecosystems at Amazon Web Services, Inc. “With the Avnet Cloud Marketplace, Avnet is accelerating its channel partners’ abilities to deliver solutions to their customers by making it easier and faster to provision Avnet’s packaged solutions.”

Partners also have access to Avnet’s sophisticated management and optimization tools powered by the Avnet Cloud Toolset. This arms partners with analytics that they can leverage to offer dashboards that give them and their customers access to real-time, full-detail cloud usage with drill-down capabilities to better understand how and what services are being consumed. These analytics capabilities can also assess cloud spending and provide recommendations on changes the customer can make to save money, as well as insights into security risks and recommendations on best practice changes to remove potential vulnerabilities in customers’ environments.

“Developing a strategy to move a customer’s application, database, or storage to AWS requires a thorough discovery process and trusted relationships, and the Avnet Cloud Marketplace helps us identify, design and develop the best solutions for our customers,” said Jason Cutrer, founder and president of Six Nines IT, a consulting company and an Avnet partner that specializes in helping businesses migrate to AWS. “Avnet has delivered a platform that provides exactly what we need to facilitate helping our customers succeed, especially with innovative management tools and an array of AWS-powered solutions available. We are able to offer turnkey solutions that quickly and effectively position our customers for success in the cloud.”

Partners also rely on the Avnet Cloud Solutions team. This team helps partners and customers transform IT with data center automation and cloud solutions that embrace new consumption models and enable services delivery. Avnet’s cloud team has developed deep expertise and extensive cloud capabilities through its role in deploying more than 900,000 workloads in the cloud in the past two years alone across a wide range of cloud environments.

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