Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Converged Infrastructure Offerings as New Distributor for Nutanix in Mexico

MEXICO CITY--()--Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, to include Mexico. Avnet began distributing Nutanix in 2014, helping the company expand its market presence in Australia, Canada and the U.S. Avnet will now provide its channel partners in Mexico with the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform, which partners can use to design and develop converged compute and storage infrastructure for virtualized data centers.

“The addition of Nutanix to Avnet’s portfolio in Mexico creates an opportunity for our partners to provide the same design principles and technologies that power some of the world’s largest, most innovative data centers,” said Eduardo Barron, vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and the Caribbean. “We’ve seen incredible interest in this product line from our Mexico partners because of the unique ways it can be used to solve their customers’ business challenges related to data center virtualization, disaster recovery, desktop virtualization, and testing and development. Our partners will also benefit from Avnet’s deep technical and market knowledge to help them efficiently incorporate Nutanix’s innovative Virtual Computing Platform into their solutions.”

Avnet serves as a single-source distributor for building and deploying cost-effective data center solutions using technologies from leading brands, such as Red Hat and VMware®. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform will complement this portfolio by offering partners a converged infrastructure option that consolidates the server and storage tiers into a single, integrated appliance. With this platform, Avnet’s partners can now offer their enterprise and government agency customers solutions based on a web-scale architecture, an approach to designing, building and managing data center infrastructure pioneered by web companies and cloud providers such as Google, Amazon and Facebook. End customers will be able to quickly deploy and scale data center infrastructure, reduce the cost and complexity of storage, and integrate the Nutanix platform with legacy components to maximize existing IT investments.

“Avnet is a market leader in converged infrastructure solutions, and they have proven expertise in bringing complex data center solutions to life,” said Fernando Paredes, Mexico country manager, Nutanix. “By leveraging Avnet’s global reach and expertise, Nutanix will expand the resources our channel partners need to rapidly grow sales and increase the speed at which they operate. Since launching Nutanix in Mexico in 2014, we have amassed many customers, including a major federal government agency, a leading healthcare provider and a cloud-services provider. Working with Avnet will help us to accelerate the adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure, creating solutions that exceed IT expectations and are scalable, agile, affordable and uncompromisingly simple.”

Partners can also leverage the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform to deploy cloud computing capabilities for their customers. These partners will benefit from Avnet CloudReadyTM, the company’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.

Additionally, Avnet can help partners to design, integrate and assemble computing appliances based on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform through its highly experienced converged infrastructure team at the Avnet Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz. These technology experts accelerate partners’ time to deployment and provide them with tested, validated and fully documented converged infrastructure solutions.

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About Nutanix

Nutanix delivers web-scale infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the data center. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow up on Twitter: @nutanix.

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 AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanAsia 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.

Contacts

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Marcia Chapman, 1-480-308-0284
mchapman@brodeur.com
or
Avnet Technology Solutions
Maureen O’Leary, 1-480-794-6152
maureen.oleary@avnet.com
Karina Seir, 1-305-925-8213
karina.seir@avnet.com

Release Summary

Avnet announced the expansion of its distribution agreement with Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, now providing partners in Mexico with the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform.

Contacts

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Marcia Chapman, 1-480-308-0284
mchapman@brodeur.com
or
Avnet Technology Solutions
Maureen O’Leary, 1-480-794-6152
maureen.oleary@avnet.com
Karina Seir, 1-305-925-8213
karina.seir@avnet.com