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Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Its Integrated Infrastructure Offerings with Cisco and IBM’s New VersaStack Solution

Avnet will now bring this new integrated infrastructure solution to Latin America, creating a range of opportunities for Avnet’s channel partners

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:00 am MST

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"VersaStack provides a valuable framework that our partners can use to capitalize on the vast opportunities in the integrated infrastructure market"

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it will begin offering Cisco and IBM’s new VersaStack™ solution in Latin America. VersaStack combines the innovation of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure – which is composed of the Cisco Unified Computing System, “ACI-Ready” Cisco Nexus® and Cisco MDS switches, and UCS Director -- with the efficiency of the IBM Storwize storage system. Partners will be able to utilize this integrated system to accelerate cloud, big data and analytics, and mobility deployments, helping customers solve some of their greatest challenges today.

“VersaStack provides a valuable framework that our partners can use to capitalize on the vast opportunities in the integrated infrastructure market,” said Carlos Homps, director of solutions, marketing and sales acceleration, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and the Caribbean. “The Avnet team has proven expertise in bringing complex, multi-vendor integrated systems to life, and we look forward to helping our channel partners continue to evolve and grow in this market space.”

The VersaStack solution will benefit Latin America channel partners in several key ways, including:

  • Channel Focus: Channel partners will be the primary route to market for the VersaStack solution. The new solution will provide partners with an integrated system that will enable them to maximize the synergies between the IBM and Cisco channels, while allowing customers to streamline the deployment and operation of their data center infrastructure and the applications that reside on that platform. The Avnet team will help partners quickly take advantage of this opportunity based on its experience in accelerating the success of Cisco in the data center market and its nearly-30-year global distribution relationship with IBM.
  • Reference Designs: VersaStack will be backed by Cisco Validated Design (CVD) reference architectures. Partners can use these reference architectures to design and deliver solutions specifically tailored to their customers’ business needs faster and with less risk. As partners are developing their expertise in these areas, they can also rely on Avnet’s highly experienced sales and technical team to assist them throughout the sales cycle.

"As a value-added solutions distributor, Avnet is a strong Cisco partner to jointly develop the data center market in the Latin America region,” said Jose Antonio Morales, director, Latin America Partner Organization at Cisco. “Cisco is focused on driving our converged data center initiatives, and Avnet has consistently demonstrated that they can successfully bring integrated data center solutions to market, including Cisco and IBM technology as part of the VersaStack solution. This capability will help to recruit and enable partners to be more relevant with line-of-business leaders and drive business outcomes for their customers.”

Avnet partners interested in learning more about VersaStack can contact their Avnet account representative, and additional information on VersaStack is available at: www.cisco.com/go/versastack.

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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

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 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

Contact:

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Marcia Chapman, 1-480-308-0284
mchapman@brodeur.com
or
Avnet Technology Solutions
Maureen O’Leary, 1-480-794-6152
maureen.oleary@avnet.com
or
Avnet Technology Solutions
Karina Seir, 1-305-925-8213
karina.seir@avnet.com