New programme to help business partners maximise data management opportunities with CommVault technology

Bracknell, UK – 3rd June 2014 Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distributor and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has launched the Evolve Partner Programme in the UK. The new initiative will see Avnet train and develop business partners to sell CommVault Simpana® software, which is a key growth technology in enterprise data management solutions.

CommVault was named as a leader in The Forrester Wave™ for Enterprise Backup Software in Q2 2013 and positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant: Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software during 2013 for the third consecutive year.

Developed to complement CommVault’s existing partner programmes, Avnet’s Evolve programme will develop new and existing business partners to extend CommVault’s ability to meet the demand for its data storage, backup and retrieval solutions across the UK. Evolve will provide Avnet business partners with support across business planning, sales and technical training, lead generation and pipeline management.

Tom Corrigan, open storage and Cisco business unit leader, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, commented, “We are seeing high demand for CommVault technology, and Evolve provides the ideal framework for Avnet’s business partners to get involved and gain market share in a high growth technology area. We know that partners want to develop their capabilities in this sector, and the Evolve Partner Programme provides a perfect means to do this.”

To maintain focus and quality, Avnet is limiting the number of business partners accepted onto the Evolve programme to mirror CommVault’s targeted approach to its own partner community.

Mark Johnson, channel director for UK and Ireland at CommVault, concluded, “We chose to work with Avnet to develop Evolve because of its expertise in partner programmes and its extensive experience in terms of partner enablement and building new markets. We trust Avnet and its network to effectively spread the CommVault message of scalable, enterprise-ready data management solutions available through a select number of well-trained business partners.”

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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 North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

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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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit

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