Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces New Practice in the U.S. and Canada for Big Data and Analytics Solutions

  Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces New Practice in the U.S. and Canada
  for Big Data and Analytics Solutions

 Provides services, solutions and an enabled partner community to architect,
 implement and manage big data-driven IT initiatives based on HP Vertica and
                      Converged Infrastructure Platforms

Avnet HP Partner Summit

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- May 15, 2013

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an
operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced a new practice
that addresses the growing demand for “big data” and analytics solutions.
Avnet Practice+ for Analytics^(TM) couples channel-friendly services and
technology solutions with a complete set of enablement and go-to-market
capabilities for HP solution provider partners in the U.S. and Canada.

Avnet’s Practice+ for Analytics will enable participating partners to leverage
their deep HP and converged infrastructure expertise to help their customers
effectively manage and gain business intelligence from their data. Business
leaders and IT teams will be able to rely on this highly-skilled partner
community to develop information management strategies around big data and
implement strategic business analytics solutions that maximize the value of
their investments.

“As HP's largest enterprise solutions distributor, Avnetis committed to
accelerating HP channel partners’ capabilities to address their customers’ key
business hurdles and extending HP leadership in software and converged
infrastructure solutions,” said Chris Swahn, vice president and general
manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, HP Solutions group.“Avnet has
made a significant investment in this new Avnet Practice+ for Analytics^(TM)
to enable our channel partners to leverage their deep
HPinfrastructureexpertise andcapitalizeon the forecasted $23.8 billion*
big data and analytics technology and services market in 2016.”

Avnet Practice+ for Analytics includes:

  *A dedicated team of experts who can assist in demonstrations, architecting
    complete solutions, and developing solutions roadmaps
  *A two-day assessment service to help end users understand the current
    state of their data environments and the strategic approach needed to
    achieve business goals
  *Big data solutions for channel partner enablement and training
  *Vertical enablement and training leveraging Avnet’s SolutionsPath^®
  *Complete go-to-market demand generation planning, resources, and
    ready-to-go multi-touch campaigns for partners
  *HP Vertica Analytics Platform proof-of-concept systems and implementation
  *Avnet-developed, packaged, on-demand and custom implementation services
    for HP Vertica and Hadoop.

“We’ve been helping our customers with key aspects of their big data
initiatives, but now Avnet has opened the door for us to provide comprehensive
solutions,” said Steve Tepedino, president, Melillo Consulting. “With Avnet’s
investment in a dedicated analytics team, we can help our customers solve
business needs more effectively by creating the tools and processes to allow
them to decipher the data currently residing in their systems IT. We can also
use Avnet’s services offerings throughout the architecture and implementation
of the solution to supplement areas where we are developing our bench

“The extreme volume of information fueled by digital content, mobile growth,
and compliance requirements has placed unprecedented burdens on
organizations,” said Tom Joyce, senior vice president and general manager of
the HP Converged Systems business unit. “Avnet’s new analytics practice for HP
partners can further address customer challenges in dealing with incredible
amounts of data and leveraging that information to gain actionable and
reliable business insights.”

“With its investment in a dedicated team and specialized services, Avnet and
its partners are simplifying and accelerating end users’ abilities to
successfully implement big data-driven initiatives,” said Tony Vottima, senior
vice president and general manager, Avnet Services in the Americas. “Avnet can
provide all the tools needed to architect, implement and operate the right
solution to help partners and customers achieve their business goals.”

Avnet is introducing its new Practice+ for Analytics at its annual HP Partner
Summit, which is being held May 14-17, 2013, in Phoenix. At this event,
partners discover new ways to maintain their competitive edge, grow their
business and adapt to today's ever-changing marketplace. In addition to this
event, partners can further their expertise through Avnet’s SolutionsPath^®
practices, which focus on developing specialization in the vertical markets
and driving the need for information management and analytics solutions,
including finance, healthcare, energy, government and retail.

Live updates from the Avnet HP Partner Summit  are available via Twitter
@AvnetHPSummit or using the hashtag: #AvnetHP13.

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Source: *IDC Worldwide Big Data and Technology and Services 2012-2016
Forecast, doc #238746, December 2012.

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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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