Avnet Technology Solutions Grows Their Presence as an EMC Value-Added Solutions Distributor for Lati


Avnet Technology Solutions Grows Their Presence as an EMC Value-Added Solutions Distributor for Latin America and the Caribbean

Avnet and EMC expand their relationship to help solution providers address the growing demand for converged infrastructure solutions

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it significantly expanded its distribution agreement with EMC Corporation (NYS: EMC) in Latin America. Avnet will now support EMC in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and the Caribbean, in addition to its existing Latin American relationships with EMC in Brazil and Mexico. Avnet will provide its independent software vendor (ISV), system integrator (SI) and value-added reseller (VAR) partners with EMC technology, including products for converged infrastructure and data solutions related to big data, cloud computing, the data center, security, and storage.

"Avnet is engaged with EMC via the channel in multiple regions of the world to increase EMC's market penetration for converged infrastructure solutions," said Sergio Farache, senior vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and Caribbean. "Our support for EMC includes developing the Avnet Mobile Data Center Solution for EMC® VSPEX, which was launched in North America in May at EMC World, plus Avnet was recently named the 'Best Distributor of the Year' and 'Best VSPEX Distributor' for EMC in EMEA. We will now leverage these best practices to grow EMC's channel business in Latin America and the Caribbean, and accelerate our partners' abilities to solve their customers' business challenges with access to the entire EMC portfolio including complete converged infrastructure solutions."

Avnet's regional EMC partners will have access to a broad range of resources, services and tools designed to accelerate their success. In particular, partners can leverage Avnet's assembly and integration services to offer pre-configured, fully-tested solutions based on EMC technology, which can be delivered to customers' sites with certified shipping. Additionally, Avnet will support its channel community with demand generation; pre-sales and technical expertise; training and development; and financial and logistics services. Partners can also rely on Avnet as a single source for a variety of complementary technology, which they can use to design and develop complete solutions for their customers.

"As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet has the proven business practices and industry expertise needed to extend EMC's reach into the fast-growing Latin American and Caribbean region," said Loreto Serrano, Latin America partner director for EMC. "We've been impressed by Avnet's deep local market expertise, coupled with the company's ability to support and develop a highly-skilled channel community. Together, we will be able to increase the adoption of converged infrastructure solutions to address some of the greatest IT challenges facing businesses in the region."

Partners can further develop their expertise through Avnet's SolutionsPath® practices, which focus on developing specialization in vertical markets, including finance and retail. Additionally, Avnet will provide partners with expertise in other markets driving the need for converged infrastructure solutions, including healthcare, industrial, media, mining, security and telecommunications.

Avnet is one of the world's largest EMC distributors, and the two companies have a history of collaborating together for 13 years to grow the EMC channel. In addition to Latin America and the Caribbean, Avnet distributes EMC in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and North America.

For more information on Avnet Technology Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, please visit http://www.ats.avnet.com/en-lac.
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About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset - information - in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

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.

Avnet Technology Solutions
Karina Seir, 1-305-925-8213
Maureen O'Leary, 1-480-794-6152
Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
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