SINGAPORE - Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it will provide its channel partners with EMC's new EMC(R) VSPEX(R) BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure solution. This will allow channel partners to design and deploy new solutions that offer their SMB, mid-market and enterprise customers the cloud and data center benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure, and at the price points and sizes that align with their needs. The EMC VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) will be available to customers through Avnet's highly knowledgeable channel community in Asia Pacific; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; and North America.
"Hyper-converged appliances are gaining market share and growing exponentially in popularity within the IT community, and this new solution addresses a demand we've seen from the mid-market, cloud service providers, and remote and branch offices," said William Chu, President, Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific. "EMC has created a unique hyper-converged infrastructure solution tailored to the specific needs of these customers, giving partners a clear opportunity to address this segment with flexible information infrastructures in the right scale. With Avnet providing the assembly, integration, logistics and services around the VSPEX BLUE framework, we will be able to accelerate partners' time to market."
Built and designed for simplicity, the EMC VSPEX BLUE appliance features fully automated configuration, single-click seamless scale-out, and zero downtime during patches and updates. With the size and simplicity of the VSPEX BLUE appliance, a full IT team is not required for deployment, making it ideal for the mid-market, cloud service providers and remote and branch offices across industries such as the public sector, education, technology, and healthcare. Avnet will help partners integrate a wide array of management, security, and information infrastructure offerings into VSPEX BLUE solutions to tailor them to the unique needs of their customers.
"Converged infrastructure is continuing to grow and redefine itself," said Gregg Ambulos senior vice president, Global Channel Sales, EMC Corporation. "EMC selected Avnet to help bring the VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance to market because of their proven ability to transform technology into true business solutions, easily and simply for partners and their customers. Avnet is a global company at the forefront of technology, and its scale and reach will enable us to quickly bring this highly differentiated HCIA to market and begin addressing the unique business needs of our customers."
Partners can leverage Avnet's global capabilities for the integration and assembly of the VSPEX BLUE appliance by Avnet's EMC-certified engineers. This will reduce the time to deployment for Avnet partners and provide them with tested, validated and fully documented converged infrastructure solutions.
"Businesses are constantly turning to us for practical ways they can increase their IT efficiency, and the VSPEX BLUE appliance can play a critical role in helping them to achieve this goal," said Larry Lim, chief technology officer, CTC Global, Avnet partner. "We now have solutions specifically designed for our customers in the mid-market, featuring EMC's latest technology. This solution gives us an incredible amount of choice in providing our customers with all of their computing, networking and storage needs while reaping the benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure."
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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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