Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it is the first distributor to offer an express-version of remote implementation services for Hitachi Data Systems solution provider and value-added reseller partners in the U.S. and Canada. Avnet’s Express Implementation Services offer partners the ability to quickly install, provision, tune and back up their customers’ storage environments built on Hitachi Unified Storage. Available through Avnet Services, the remote implementation services will increase partners’ professional services opportunities and help them further profit from the growing demand for data storage. “Businesses of all sizes are struggling to manage and store the enormous amount of data they generate every day while still ensuring that business-critical applications operate efficiently,” said Randy Wright, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, for Hitachi Data Systems. “Avnet’s Express Implementation Services are designed specifically for the channel to help our partners address this customer pain point, while providing them with new revenue opportunities. The new services allow our partners to make themselves more valuable to their customers by rapidly optimizing customers’ Hitachi Unified Storage environments to efficiently manage data.” Avnet’s Express Implementation Services are tailored to Hitachi Unified Storage, including the Hitachi Unified Storage 110 and 130. The services empower partners to provide their customers with fast and cost-effective rollouts of software that helps them achieve their storage goals. Avnet’s Express Implementation Services focus on device management, dynamic provisioning, tuning management, file structure and management, and in-system and remote replication. The new service offerings were created to meet the unique needs of solution provider and VAR partners when deploying Hitachi Unified Storage. They will generate new revenue streams for partners by enabling them to offer cost-effective, remote implementation services from Avnet’s high-skilled services team with deep-storage expertise. Additionally, the services are designed to enhance customer satisfaction and increase engagement opportunities by improving the usability of the new storage environments.