Partner enablement programme provides partners with the opportunity to capitalise on IT trend

Bracknell, UK – 18 May, 2016 – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has announced a new UK partner enablement programme as part of its converged infrastructure practice. The practice supports channel partners delivering pre-architected and vendor validated IT infrastructure solutions and includes regular Avnet-hosted channel briefings and a centre of excellence, The Resource, located in Avnet’s newly upgraded UK demonstration venue. A purpose-built centre, The Resource is designed to provide technical and business expertise to support partners in the delivery of demonstrations of the latest IT trends, including converged and hyper-converged infrastructures.

Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, North region, EMEA, said, “The IT landscape is changing rapidly with the continuous innovation of new technologies. At Avnet we have strategic partnerships with established technology suppliers that are leading the way in these new markets.  We have designed our next channel briefing to bring clarity to converged infrastructure and to address how it is evolving and the value it can bring to our business partners and their customers. The event underlines Avnet’s investment in this priority area and its support for partners. Our aim is to simplify the delivery of converged infrastructure solutions and to enable partners to take advantage of this growing market.”

The next channel briefing is being held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London, on Thursday 26th May 2016 and involves the following vendors: Cisco, Commvault, F5, HDS, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Nimble, Veeam and VMware. The programme will provide strategic insight into the converged and hyper-converged markets with presentations by senior executives from the leading vendors and Avnet. They will discuss how they are adapting to the impact of hyper-converged and what this means for them, the converged market and the UK channel in general.

During the past 12 months, Avnet has been working with the vendor community to create converged infrastructure solutions for business partners to take to market. By combining its technical skills with its ability to provide pre-integration services, Avnet makes it easier and faster for business partners to deliver and implement converged infrastructures to end customer organisations.

For further information and to register for the event on 26th May 2016, visit the Avnet UK website.


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