"relayr plays a pivotal role in providing all key components to develop complete IOT solutions, and Avnet has the time-tested experience and expertise to deliver those solutions with the value demanded by the channel," said Josef Brunner, relayr CEO and co-founder. "Our cloud-based enterprise middleware platform for industrial IOT enables organizations to connect any device, harmonize heterogeneous data streams, and make them available for dashboards, mobile apps, services, and analytics."Developing and deploying end-to-end IOT solutions can be complex and challenging. Avnet provides partners with a wide range of resources from the edge to the enterprise to develop IOT solutions that effectively gather information, connect to the internet, and securely manage and analyze data. Avnet will also provide extensive sales enablement and hands-on trainings for partners around relayr's Cisco gateway product offering, relayr middleware, consumer-grade and industrial sensors. "IOT is an ecosystem play at its core - technology suppliers have an important piece in this ecosystem, but it takes an orchestrator like Avnet to bring those pieces together in a way that enables partners to create high-value innovative solutions for their customers," said Hash Malik, CEO of SPS, Inc., a provider of innovative cognitive, IOT and analytics solutions and an Avnet partner. "Thought-leading organizations like relayr and Avnet have the foresight and know-how in this space. We can see from our own experiences in rapidly developing IOT apps for our customers that the Avnet and relayr partnership is providing ingredients that partners like us can leverage to be successful." Avnet's approach to IOT exemplifies how Avnet is helping partners excel through specialization while capitalizing on the high-growth, next-generation technologies that are redefining the future. In addition to IOT, partners can leverage Avnet's in-depth expertise in complementary technology market segments, including the cloud, cognitive computing, the data center, data analytics, mobility, security and enterprise networking.
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