Enhanced demonstration centre showcases technology solutions opportunities for channel partners.

 Bracknell, UK – 12 May, 2016 – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the latest technology available in its newly upgraded UK demonstration centre, the Resource. The Resource is geared to support solution selling and demonstrations that encompass the latest IT trends including converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, cloud, mobility, social, big data and analytics, and security solutions.  The demonstration centre is purpose-built to provide Avnet business partners with a venue to demonstrate working solutions to their customers.  Avnet engineers, solution architects and certified trainers work with partners to provide proof of concept testing and performance benchmarking, and to demonstrate working network, infrastructure and software solutions.

Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, North region, EMEA, said, “Organisations are looking for a trusted advisor and IT partner that understands their business and can help demonstrate their commercial competencies and progressive thinking. We see our role to work with reseller partners to help them become enablers of a customer’s business strategy and build new revenue streams as they progress to next generation technologies. By collaborating with our technical experts, business partners can concentrate on their customer’s business requirements safe in the knowledge that the technical demonstration and proof of concept feasibility are taken care of by Avnet.”

New demonstrations in the Resource include application and platform management solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Resource is an authorised Prometric testing centre where business partners can attend training and take certification exams for vendors including F5, IBM, Veeam and VMware.


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