Avnet Technology Solutions Selected As New Converged Infrastructure Distributor For Nutanix In The U.S. And Canada

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company. Under this agreement, Avnet will provide its channel partners in the U.S. and Canada with the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform, which partners can use to design and develop converged compute and storage infrastructure for virtualized data centers.

“We’re bringing the same design principles and technologies that power some of the world’s largest, most innovative data centers to the channel through our new distribution agreement with Nutanix,” said Scott Look, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Connected and Secured Solutions group. “With our expertise in converged and data center solutions, Avnet has the deep technical and market knowledge needed to efficiently bring Nutanix’s innovative Virtual Computing Platform to market. With Avnet’s supporting resources, partners can use Nutanix’s technology and web-scale infrastructure to solve their customers’ business challenges related to data center virtualization, disaster recovery, desktop virtualization, and testing and development.”

Avnet serves as a single-source distributor for building and deploying cost-effective data center solutions using technologies from leading brands, such as VMware ®. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform will complement this portfolio by offering partners a converged infrastructure option that consolidates the server and storage tiers into a single, integrated appliance. With this platform, Avnet’s partners can now offer their enterprise and government agency customers solutions based on a web-scale architecture, an approach to designing, building and managing data center infrastructure pioneered by web companies and cloud providers such as Google, Amazon and Facebook. End customers will be able to quickly deploy and scale data center infrastructure, reduce the cost and complexity of storage, and integrate the Nutanix platform with legacy components to maximize existing IT investments.

“Avnet is a market leader in converged infrastructure solutions, and they have proven expertise in bringing complex data center solutions to life,” said Steve Kaplan, vice president of channel and strategic sales, Nutanix. “By leveraging Avnet’s global reach and expertise, Nutanix will be capable of providing the resources our channel partners need to rapidly grow sales and increase the speed at which they operate. Avnet and Nutanix will work together to accelerate the adoption of web-scale infrastructure, creating solutions that exceed IT expectations and are scalable, agile, affordable, and uncompromisingly simple.”

Partners can also leverage the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform to deploy cloud computing capabilities for their customers. These partners will benefit from Avnet CloudReady TM, the company’s approach to helping the channel community move their customers’ businesses to the cloud, as well as the extensive experience and knowledge base of the  Avnet Cloud Solutions and  Avnet Services teams. Avnet has proven technical expertise to assess and deliver optimal public, private or hybrid cloud solutions that best suit partners’ and their customers’ needs.

Additionally, Avnet can help partners to design, integrate and assemble computing appliances based on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform through its highly experienced converged infrastructure team at the Avnet Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz. These technology experts accelerate partners’ time to deployment and provide them with tested, validated and fully documented converged infrastructure solutions.

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About Nutanix

Nutanix delivers web-scale infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the data center. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.

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.

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