Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco Americas Distribution award for Data Center Architecture Distributor of the Year for the third consecutive year. Cisco unveiled the winners on January 29 at its annual Americas Distribution Forum in Marana, Ariz. “Cisco is proud to work with so many well-respected and industry-leading distribution partners, and it is an honor to recognize Avnet Technology Solutions as a Cisco 2014 Americas Distribution Forum award winner,” said Andrew Sage, vice president, Americas Distribution, at Cisco. “The award presented to Avnet Technology Solutions recognizes its excellence and quality execution in 2013 for this category.” “For the third consecutive year Avnet has received the Data Center Architecture Distributor of the Year award from Cisco, which speaks to the depth of this relationship,” said Pete Rzonca, vice president and general manager, Cisco Solutions group, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “This award recognizes Avnet’s unique ability to offer cutting-edge Cisco technology to the channel by leveraging Cisco’s cornerstone position in multi-vendor converged solutions. As our partnership expands around the world, we see great opportunity ahead.” Cisco 2014 Americas Distribution Forum awards reflect a distributor’s excellence in business execution around a number of technology architecture categories, including cloud computing, collaboration, data center & virtualization, enterprise networking, security, as well as innovation, enablement and accelerating the business. Click to tweet: Avnet wins @Cisco Data Center Architecture Distributor of the Year for the third consecutive year http://ow.ly/i/4Fdaa #datacenter. Follow Avnet Technology Solutions on Twitter: @AvnetAdvantage and @AvnetTSChannels. Connect with Avnet Technology Solutions on LinkedIn: Avnet Technology Solutions. All brands and trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks, and are the properties of their respective owners. Avnet disclaims any proprietary interest in marks other than its own. 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 North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com. About Avnet 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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.