Avnet Technology Solutions Joins Forces with Cloud Provider Intermedia

Relationship will help partners offer integrated, essential cloud IT services to businesses in the U.S. and Canada

PHOENIX--()--Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today expanded its portfolio to include Office in the Cloud™ services from Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT. Avnet will provide Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud™ services to its U.S. and Canada partners. This includes essential cloud IT services their customers need to do business – including email, voice, file syncing and sharing, identity and access management, security, and archiving.

Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud services will be available to partners through Avnet Cloud Solutions. This team provides a simplified approach to the cloud. Avnet helps partners go to market with cost-effective cloud ready solutions that provide the flexibility and reliability that their customers and end-user clients need.

“Avnet’s new alliance with Intermedia further enables our Avnet Cloud Solutions team to supply our partners with strategic guidance, resources and packaged offerings to quickly build and grow subscription- and consumption-based cloud solutions for their customers,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of Cloud Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “The addition of Intermedia to Avnet’s ecosystem of world-class cloud providers and unmatched training and enablement make it easier, more efficient and more cost-effective than ever for partners to transition their customers to cloud-based environments.”

Avnet partners will have access to Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud suite, which includes email, phone systems, file sync & share, identity and access management, archiving, security, mobility and many more cloud services. Intermedia also offers the choice between multi-tenant and private cloud offerings for certain services.

Partners will also be able to help their customers easily and efficiently manage these cloud solutions by utilizing the Avnet Cloud Toolset (ACT). Launched in November 2014, ACT helps partners in the U.S. and Canada govern, consolidate, manage and track cloud accounts across multiple cloud providers. With ACT, partners have full visibility into Intermedia provision accounts, provision cloud services and cloud spending, as well as invoices that accurately track individual and aggregate cloud usage for their organizations. At the same time, partners maintain all the benefits of being an Intermedia partner, such as Intermedia’s HostPilot® Control Panel, which integrates control over partners’ Intermedia user accounts, services and devices from one powerful web-based control panel. Avnet’s partners will own the customer billing and the overall relationships under their respective brands with Intermedia’s Private Label and complete reseller programs.

“Intermedia is a natural fit for Avnet partners that demand superior levels of security, reliability and control,” said Michael Gold, president of Intermedia. “We’re excited to work jointly with Avnet to help their partners grow their businesses with our integrated suite of cloud services.”

Avnet partners also benefit from Avnet CloudReady™, Avnet’s approach to helping the channel community move their customers’ businesses to the cloud, as well as the extensive experience and knowledge base of the Avnet Cloud Solutions and Avnet Services teams. Avnet has proven technical expertise to assess and deliver optimal public, private or hybrid cloud solutions that best suit partners’ and their customers' needs.

Partners interested in learning more about how Avnet and Intermedia can help expand their cloud businesses can visit the Avnet Cloud Solutions website – www.avnetcloudready.com – or contact their Avnet Cloud account development manager.

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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit ats.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

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 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

About Intermedia

Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ integrates email, voice, file sync and share, security and many other essential IT services—and supports customers and partners with a Worry-free Experience™.

Contacts

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284
mchapman@brodeur.com

Release Summary

Avnet expands portfolio to include Office in the Cloud services from Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT. Avnet will provide Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud services to U.S. & Canada partners.

Contacts

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284
mchapman@brodeur.com