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 2013 - Avnet and Cisco senior executives in Boston pause for a photo opp. Avnet selected as the Cisco Global Distribution Partner of the Year and Cisco Worldwide Data Center Distributor of the Year. (Photo: Business Wire)
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.”