Jun 25, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it received two Cisco Partner Summit Global awards. Avnet was selected as the Cisco Global Distribution Partner of the Year, and it was also honored as the Cisco Worldwide Data Center Distributor of the Year, for the second consecutive year.
Cisco Partner Summit Global awards are designed to recognize exemplary channel partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, application successes, unique programs, problem solving and sales approaches.
"The success of our partners is a top priority for Cisco, and it is an honor to acknowledge Avnet as a Cisco Partner Summit Global award recipient," said Edison Peres, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels, Cisco. "The Cisco Distribution Partner of the Year and Cisco Worldwide Data Center Distributor of the Year awards presented to Avnet recognize its outstanding achievement as a Cisco channel partner globally."
"These awards highlight the tremendous dedication of Avnet’s Cisco team in helping our solution providers capitalize on the converged data center market opportunities," said Pete Rzonca, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Cisco Solutions group. "Avnet’s unique capabilities to develop and assemble complete data center solutions across the entire Cisco ecosystem, coupled with our renowned technology and vertical market enablement programs, have helped Cisco rapidly penetrate the data center market."
Cisco Partner Summit Global awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across all geographical regions. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Partner Organization and regional executives.
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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 the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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