Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces Cloud Computing Offerings Powered by Amazon Web Services

  Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces Cloud Computing Offerings Powered by
  Amazon Web Services

Avnet provides U.S. and Canadian partners with integrated, packaged solutions
     combining Amazon Web Services and industry-leading technologies from
                   Microsoft, Oracle, Riverbed and Symantec

AWS re: Invent 2012

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- November 27, 2012

AWS re: Invent – Booth #708 – Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT
solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:
AVT), today unveiled four off-premise cloud computing solutions powered by
Amazon Web Services^® (AWS). These initial offerings provide managed service
provider (MSP), value-added reseller (VAR), and independent software vendor
(ISV) partners with integrated, packaged solutions that span the AWS

The integrated, packaged solutions were developed by the Avnet Cloud Solutions
team, which focuses on off-premise cloud computing. Leveraging Avnet’s
technical expertise and intellectual property, the solutions by Avnet
incorporate AWS with technologies from industry-leading suppliers in Avnet’s
portfolio, such as Microsoft^®, Oracle^®, Riverbed ^ Technology, and
Symantec^®, to provide cloud-based offerings for high-demand workload areas,
including backup and disaster recovery, and application hosting and
management. These off-premise cloud computing solutions are available
exclusively through Avnet’s partners in the U.S. and Canada.

“Amazon Web Services has quickly become a valuable addition to the growing
Avnet Cloud Solutions portfolio because its cloud services are flexible and
can be incorporated into enterprise-class IT solutions,” said Tim FitzGerald,
vice president of Avnet Cloud Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas.
“Avnet’s new solutions built on AWS complement our partners’ portfolios. We
specifically designed these solutions to align with how end customers want to
purchase cloud computing offerings, which will ensure that our partners can
quickly, easily and cost effectively take these solutions to market.”

Avnet developed these integrated, packaged solutions using AWS to help its
partners minimize costs, foster repeatability and speed their time to market.
The solutions include:

  *Cloud Backup for Enterprises: Combines Amazon Simple Storage Service
    (Amazon S3) and Riverbed^® Whitewater^® cloud storage gateway appliance,
    which integrates seamlessly into the existing infrastructure of Symantec
    Backup Exec customers. Avnet’s partners can provide this packaged offering
    to their customers through a monthly subscription fee.
  *Cloud Backup for Oracle Databases: This monthly, subscription-based
    solution leverages Amazon S3 with Recovery Manager (RMAN) to provide
    backup and recovery services for partners’ customers using Oracle
    databases (version 9iR2 and later).
  *Microsoft^® SharePoint^® 2010 Enterprise Server Farm: Provides a
    pre-configured, production-grade SharePoint cloud infrastructure based on
    Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2). This includes application,
    presentation and database servers that are ready to be integrated into the
    existing Active Directory infrastructures of partners’ customers.
  *Enterprise Web Hosting: Delivering production web hosting on Amazon EC2,
    each package includes a fully scalable, high-availability cloud
    infrastructure capable of hosting from 10,000 – 100,000 concurrent users
    and millions of page views per month. Additionally, partners’ customers
    can quickly deploy a full-load balanced, multiple data center web farm
    based on Linux that supports the DMZ, presentation, application and
    database tiers.

“Avnet’s solution-driven strategy coupled with Amazon Web Services’ highly
reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud gives
Avnet’s channel partners enterprise-class packaged solutions that they can
easily consume and deliver faster and at a lower cost to their customers,”
said Terry Wise, head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “Avnet’s deep
channel knowledge combined with its solutions development expertise enables us
to provide continued AWS adoption in the channel.”

“We’ve been impressed with the up-front investments Avnet made to create
complete cloud solutions using Amazon Web Services,” said Jennifer Connolly,
president, The Metropolitan Technology Services Group, an IT solutions-focused
company and Avnet partner. “Avnet developed its new off-premise cloud
computing offerings with the channel top of mind, which will significantly
reduce our solutions development time and costs. Most importantly, Avnet’s
solutions built on AWS have given us a very specific set of offerings that we
can start discussing with our customers today, which will help us quickly
profit from the growth opportunities in off-premise cloud computing.”

Avnet is a Silver Sponsor of AWS re: Invent, being held November 27-29, 2012,
in Las Vegas, and will be exhibiting at booth #708. For more information about
AWS re: Invent, visit https://reinvent.awsevents.com.

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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates
with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and
hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers
locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the
Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US
$10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology
Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

About Avnet

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 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion.
For more information, visit www.avnet.com.


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