PRESS RELEASE — PHOENIX – October 7, 2015 – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has expanded its portfolio to include Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings from Alert Logic, an innovative provider of managed cloud security and compliance solutions. Avnet will provide its value-added reseller (VAR), managed service provider (MSP) and independent software vendor (ISV) partners in the U.S. and Canada with Alert Logic’s services, which include fully managed and monitored security and compliance solutions for cloud, hybrid, and on-premise infrastructures, through Avnet Cloud Solutions, and in conjunction with its major cloud-computing platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Alert Logic has more than a decade of experience pioneering and refining cloud solutions that are secure, flexible and designed to work with hosting and cloud service providers.
“Avnet’s new relationship with Alert Logic will bolster the ability of our partners to deliver critical cloud security services that help keep their customers’ data safe and compliant, allowing them to focus on running their businesses,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of Avnet’s cloud solutions business in the Americas. “The addition of Alert Logic expands our cloud ecosystem with another important ally toward providing our partners with the strategic guidance, resources and packaged offerings to quickly, securely, and cost-effectively build and grow their customers’ cloud computing platforms.”
Avnet Cloud Solutions helps partners go to market with cost-effective, flexible and reliable solutions that meet their customers’ expectations for high-performance cloud infrastructure and highly differentiated cloud management. Partners receive access to the Avnet Cloud Toolset (ACT) to help them efficiently manage, govern, consolidate and track their customers’ cloud accounts across multiple cloud providers. ACT features cloud usage tracking and invoicing for workloads running on both consumption- and subscription-based workloads. Alert Logic’s security model is built on a platform that fully integrates software solutions, security operations, and security research into a single solution that keeps resources and data secure and compliant.
“Alert Logic’s cloud security solutions are ideal for mid- to enterprise-level cloud infrastructures, and we’re excited for the opportunity to work with Avnet’s value-added reseller partner community in serving a wider range of customers,” said Michael Stoeger, vice president of Global Channels at Alert Logic. “We look forward to helping Avnet’s partners leverage Alert Logic’s market-leading cybersecurity solutions to ensure their customers’ data is safe and secure.”
Partners can learn more about cloud-environment solutions from Avnet and Alert Logic at the Avnet Cloud Solutions website, www.avnetcloudready.com, or from an Avnet cloud account development manager.
Avnet partners can 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 Avnet’s cloud experts. Avnet has the proven technical expertise to assess and deliver optimal public, private or hybrid cloud solutions that best meet partners’ and their customers’ needs.
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