Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces HP Converged Cloud Packaged Implementations in the U.S. and Ca

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Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces HP Converged Cloud Packaged Implementations in the U.S. and Canada

New Cloud Evolution Paks deliver implementation peace of mind and fast time-to-operation for HP CloudSystem and HP Cloud Service Automation product families

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the immediate availability of a complete set of packaged, fixed price implementations for deploying fully monitored, private clouds with HP CloudSystem or HP Cloud Service Automation products. These Cloud Evolution Paks (E-Paks) were developed by Pepperweed Consulting, Avnet's recent acquisition, and are available today through Avnet in the U.S. and Canada.


HP CloudSystem and Cloud Service Automation (CSA) are key components of the HP Converged Cloud portfolio, providing IT departments with hardware and software options to build private clouds of all types. HP CSA consists of the software components that allow the development of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) private clouds that are fully monitored and utilize heterogeneous hardware. HP CSA is also a core component of the HP CloudSystem based on HP blade-based server, storage and network hardware. With HP CloudSystem, resellers can offer end users turnkey, fully-monitored IaaS, PaaS and SaaS private clouds while leveraging their customers' existing hardware investment.

To speed private cloud deployment based on HP's CSA or CloudSystem, Avnet, via Pepperweed, has created a range of packaged implementation offerings based on the sophistication, type and depth of the private cloud the end user needs to deploy and manage. Each implementation package is called a Cloud E-Pak and is built around Pepperweed's Evolution IP. This IP includes components such as scripts, prebuilt integrations, HP CSA/CloudSystem best practice templates, a detailed knowledge base, project templates, best practice application notes, CSA/CloudSystem tutorial videos, and proven delivery methodologies developed and honed based on 15 years and 3,000 implementations of HP software. Each Cloud E-Pak bundles this Evolution IP with pre-implementation consulting and post-implementation follow-up, along with a mix of onsite and remote consulting, into a single, easy-to-understand price.

"Fully realizing private cloud goals of agility, ROI and efficiency requires a solid implementation tuned to each specific environment," said Tony Vottima, senior vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Avnet Services Group. "With Cloud E-Paks, Avnet's network of partners can address the needs of CIOs and their teams by providing them with the peace of mind that their private cloud deployments are done by HP certified experts within a fixed time and cost."

Pepperweed's Cloud E-Paks and other cloud solutions are readily available to Avnet partners to further expand their business solutions and help end users optimize their IT environments.

Acquired by Avnet, Inc. in August of this year, Pepperweed Consulting works with channel partners and customers to buy, deploy, support and manage HP IT Performance Suite, Converged Cloud and Insight software stacks. With more than 3,000 successful engagements at Fortune 500 clients and large-scale government agencies, the company helps customers architect, implement and operate the right solution to meet their data center and cloud initiative goals on time and on budget. For more information, visit www.pepperweed.com.

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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 the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit www.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 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.



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