Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces New Practice in the U.S. and Canada for Big Data and Analytics


Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces New Practice in the U.S. and Canada for Big Data and Analytics Solutions

Provides services, solutions and an enabled partner community to architect, implement and manage big data-driven IT initiatives based on HP Vertica and Converged Infrastructure Platforms

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced a new practice that addresses the growing demand for "big data" and analytics solutions. Avnet Practice+ for Analytics(TM) couples channel-friendly services and technology solutions with a complete set of enablement and go-to-market capabilities for HP solution provider partners in the U.S. and Canada.

Avnet's Practice+ for Analytics will enable participating partners to leverage their deep HP and converged infrastructure expertise to help their customers effectively manage and gain business intelligence from their data. Business leaders and IT teams will be able to rely on this highly-skilled partner community to develop information management strategies around big data and implement strategic business analytics solutions that maximize the value of their investments.

"As HP's largest enterprise solutions distributor, Avnet is committed to accelerating HP channel partners' capabilities to address their customers' key business hurdles and extending HP leadership in software and converged infrastructure solutions," said Chris Swahn, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, HP Solutions group. "Avnet has made a significant investment in this new Avnet Practice+ for Analytics(TM) to enable our channel partners to leverage their deep HP infrastructure expertise and capitalize on the forecasted $23.8 billion* big data and analytics technology and services market in 2016."

Avnet Practice+ for Analytics includes:

  • A dedicated team of experts who can assist in demonstrations, architecting complete solutions, and developing solutions roadmaps

  • A two-day assessment service to help end users understand the current state of their data environments and the strategic approach needed to achieve business goals

  • Big data solutions for channel partner enablement and training

  • Vertical enablement and training leveraging Avnet's SolutionsPath® methodology

  • Complete go-to-market demand generation planning, resources, and ready-to-go multi-touch campaigns for partners

  • HP Vertica Analytics Platform proof-of-concept systems and implementation services

  • Avnet-developed, packaged, on-demand and custom implementation services for HP Vertica and Hadoop.

"We've been helping our customers with key aspects of their big data initiatives, but now Avnet has opened the door for us to provide comprehensive solutions," said Steve Tepedino, president, Melillo Consulting. "With Avnet's investment in a dedicated analytics team, we can help our customers solve business needs more effectively by creating the tools and processes to allow them to decipher the data currently residing in their systems IT. We can also use Avnet's services offerings throughout the architecture and implementation of the solution to supplement areas where we are developing our bench strength."

"The extreme volume of information fueled by digital content, mobile growth, and compliance requirements has placed unprecedented burdens on organizations," said Tom Joyce, senior vice president and general manager of the HP Converged Systems business unit. "Avnet's new analytics practice for HP partners can further address customer challenges in dealing with incredible amounts of data and leveraging that information to gain actionable and reliable business insights."

"With its investment in a dedicated team and specialized services, Avnet and its partners are simplifying and accelerating end users' abilities to successfully implement big data-driven initiatives," said Tony Vottima, senior vice president and general manager, Avnet Services in the Americas. "Avnet can provide all the tools needed to architect, implement and operate the right solution to help partners and customers achieve their business goals."

Avnet is introducing its new Practice+ for Analytics at its annual HP Partner Summit, which is being held May 14-17, 2013, in Phoenix. At this event, partners discover new ways to maintain their competitive edge, grow their business and adapt to today's ever-changing marketplace. In addition to this event, partners can further their expertise through Avnet's SolutionsPath® practices, which focus on developing specialization in the vertical markets and driving the need for information management and analytics solutions, including finance, healthcare, energy, government and retail.

Live updates from the Avnet HP Partner Summitare available via Twitter @AvnetHPSummit or using the hashtag: #AvnetHP13.

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Source: *IDC Worldwide Big Data and Technology and Services 2012-2016 Forecast, doc #238746, December 2012.

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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), aFortune 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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