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Avnet Adds NetApp Products to Government Program

PRESS RELEASE — WASHINGTON – February 24, 2015 Avnet Government Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has expanded its General Services Administration (GSA) schedule to include NetApp® products and solutions. Avnet partners will now be able to provide NetApp data storage and management solutions to government organizations that rely on their application, virtualization and cloud environments. This will allow Avnet Government Solutions to better serve its government (federal and state, local and education) partners, and broaden their offerings for the public sector. The addition of NetApp to Avnet Government Solutions’ GSA schedule gives partners access to the federal government’s largest Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), which agencies use to purchase innovative solutions for their IT needs, without making the expensive investments to maintain their own contracts.

“Federal, state, local and education agencies trust NetApp to store, manage, protect, and retain their most precious asset – data,” said Pete Rzonca, president of Avnet Government Solutions. “Avnet Government Solutions looks forward to working closely with NetApp to deliver comprehensive data storage and management solutions to public sector customers. Our partners will be able to help their customers convert the explosion of data into actionable information while protecting and managing mission-critical data, from the core to the edge. This will give our partners a unique competitive advantage in this burgeoning space.”{ad}

“Government agencies understand that efficient storage and data management are crucial to delivering better public services,” said Rob Stein, vice president, NetApp U.S. Public Sector. “Moving to the cloud, providing data analytics and creating operational efficiencies depend on an agency’s data. By partnering with Avnet, NetApp increases its strong position as a leading provider of storage and data management to the federal government and helps continue its rapid growth throughout its large state, local and education business.”

Avnet Government Solutions offers services to partners specifically designed to provide a comprehensive approach to pursuing federal and state, local and education contracts, including capture assistance, compliance and process management. Partners are also able to access additional resources to help further accelerate their capabilities in the government market. For example, they will be able to participate in Avnet GovPath®, which provides education and enablement to hone their expertise on the U.S. government market using Avnet’s SolutionsPath® methodology. Partners can also access other SolutionsPath practices, including those focused on the healthcare and financial markets, to expand their expertise in key vertical market opportunities within the public sector.

For more information on GSA schedule contracts, please check out this entry on seven things you need to know at the Avnet Advantage blog.

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About Avnet Government Solutions
Avnet Government Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avnet, Inc., focusing on the U.S. public sector. Specializing in the federal, state, local and education markets, it helps independent software vendor, systems integrator and value-added reseller partners capture IT market share with the U.S. government. Avnet Government Solutions has industry experience, strong supplier relationships, and government IT insight providing an advantage partners and suppliers can leverage to transform technology into solutions that achieve meaningful results for the public sector. For more information, visit www.gov.avnet.com.

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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