Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces Big Data and Analytics Solution in the U.S. and Canada Featuring HP Vertica

  Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces Big Data and Analytics Solution in the
  U.S. and Canada Featuring HP Vertica

  Provides Avnet partners with an integrated, packaged offering of services,
     software and hardware designed to rapidly generate results for their
                       customers’ big data initiatives

HP Discover 2013

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- June 12, 2013

HP Discover 2013 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions
distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today
introduced a channel-ready big data and analytics solution for its HP solution
provider partners in the U.S. and Canada. The new solution is based on the HP
Vertica Analytics Platform that enables users to monetize their current data
and scales from gigabytes to petabytes. This is the first solution available
through the recently launched Avnet Practice+ for Analytics^™, which couples
IT services and technology solutions with a complete set of enablement and
go-to-market capabilities for HP partners.

Avnet’s new big data and analytics solution is composed of a parallel database
capable of handling massive volumes of data and an extensible analytics
framework optimized for real-time analysis. It features the HP Vertica
Analytics Platform, a DL-380p HP server, and storage products to provide
partners with a complete solution that they can rapidly implement with their
customers. This solution is designed to help partners accelerate their
customers’ big data projects to begin generating a return on investment in a
matter of weeks.

“Avnetis committed to enhancing HP channel partners’ capabilities to address
their customers’ business challenges related to big data,” said Chris Swahn,
vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, HP
Solutions group. “Avnet’s big data and analytics solution with HP Vertica,
coupled with our Practice+ for Analytics, arms our partners with a
cost-effective solution designed to deliver business results and maximize
their customers’ IT investments.”

Built on HP’s converged infrastructure hardware platform, the big data and
analytics solution includes:

  *HP AppSystem for Vertica – HP DL380p Gen8 V16 Server with 8TB of SAS
  *Proactive Care Service for the HP DL380p
  *HP Vertica Analytics Platform – Enterprise Edition for 3 TB
  *Software Support for Vertica Analytics Platform
  *Software Installation, Configuration and Integration, with Knowledge
  *Onsite Hardware Installation

“Organizations of all sizes want to optimize their information assets and use
them to drive competitive advantages,” said George Kadifa, executive vice
president, Software, HP. “Avnet’s new big data and analytics solution with HP
Vertica provides channel partners with a powerful offering to quickly address
these customer needs.”

Avnet at HP Discover 2013

Avnet is HP's largest enterprise solutions distributor, and it will showcase
its big data and analytics solution at HP Discover 2013 being held June 11-13,
2013, in Las Vegas, at booth #1437 in the HP Discover Zone. Conference
attendees can also learn more about the solution at one of the two sessions
Avnet will be participating in, including:

Presentation: “Mobile, Web and Cloud Application Monitoring with HP
Performance Anywhere”
An Avnet expert provides an informative demonstrationof the new “HP
Performance Anywhere”solution for monitoring mobile, web and cloud-based
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT and 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PDT
Location:Demo Theater 4
Presenter:Alex Ryals, vice president, Avnet Services – HP Practice

Presentation:“Big Data Analytics at the Speed of Your Business”
A live demonstration based on the HP Vertica Analytics Platform that proves
how blazing-fast analytics at massive scale can enable partners and their
customers to meet the most challenging analytics use cases now – not after
your window of opportunity has closed.
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PDT
Location: Demo Theater 6
Presenters:HP Vertica, Avnet and Tableau Software

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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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Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284
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