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CenturyLink, Avnet Team With Colo, Hybrid Cloud

PRESS RELEASE — PHOENIX – January 26, 2016 – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today enhanced the ability of Avnet partners in the U.S. and Canada to help their customers easily support off-premise and hybrid cloud environments. Avnet will now offer solutions from CenturyLink and IO that enable partners to provide their customers with solutions based on off-premise, co-located data center models. These solutions suit a range of offsite data center and infrastructure co-location needs, including data center expansions, redundancy support and migrations. Partners will be able to profit from these solutions through either a referral model or a resale model.

“Avnet makes it simpler than ever for partners to capitalize on the growing demand among customers for hybrid cloud environments,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of Avnet’s Cloud Solutions business in the Americas. “Our new co-location solutions combined with the strength of Avnet’s cloud and hybrid data center services will help partners quickly solve for common customer challenges in the cloud, including cost, performance and security. This is another great example of how Avnet continues to innovate its cloud solutions that span the entire hybrid data center solutions stack, including design, integration, delivery, implementation, migration and disposal.”{ad}

Avnet will help partners quickly and easily begin offering these co-location solutions with its customized hybrid data center solution offerings. These offerings require no upfront capital requirements and feature highly available redundant and blended bandwidth, and secure access to enterprise-class data centers. Additionally, partners can leverage Avnet’s IT services, including orchestration and automation, to create more complete offerings for cloud solutions.

Partners can access cloud solutions through the Avnet Cloud Marketplace. This one-stop shop offers access to comprehensive solutions from leading cloud service providers, flexible payment models and Avnet’s sophisticated management and optimization tools. The Avnet Cloud Marketplace is part of Avnet Cloud Solutions, which helps partners and customers transform IT with data center automation and cloud solutions that embrace new consumption models and enable services delivery.

Learn more about Avnet’s cloud solutions through the Avnet Cloud Solutions Blog.

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About Avnet, Inc.
From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.


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