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Avnet and EMC partner to deliver industry-leading solutions in Australia

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with EMC, the global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). Avnet was selected as a global distributor to bring EMC’s VSPEX BLUE to market in early 2015. The new agreement will see Avnet deliver the entire EMC portfolio to its network of resellers across Australia.

“Avnet and EMC are tightly aligned in their vision to enable partners to transform and create maximum value,” says Darren Adams, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand. “By joining forces we are able to deliver industry-leading solutions and services backed by expertise and support to help our partners grow their business profitability.”

Avnet will provide its independent software vendor (ISV), system integrator (SI) and value-added reseller (VAR) partners with EMC technology, including products for converged infrastructure and data solutions related to Big Data, cloud computing and storage. In addition, Avnet partners can take advantage of Avnet’s integration services to offer pre-configured, fully-tested solutions based on EMC technology, which can be delivered to customers’ sites with certified shipping.

“Working in a fast-paced industry means we need to constantly assess our business strategy”, says Chris Trevitt, general manager, partner sales, EMC, ANZ. “Avnet’s global distribution reach and go to market strategy perfectly aligns with EMC’s and we are looking forward to a strong and long lasting partnership in Australia.”

Avnet’s technical expertise, market knowledge and trusted business relationships provide a strong platform to enable EMC to strengthen its presence in Australia as well as efficiently capitalise on new business opportunities.

Partners can now leverage Avnet’s assembly and integration services to offer pre-configured, fully-tested solutions based on EMC technology, which can be delivered to customers’ sites with certified shipping. Additionally, Avnet supports its global channel community with demand generation, pre-sales and technical expertise, training and development, and financial and logistics services.

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 About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation iscloud computing.  Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found atwww.EMC.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, visitwww.avnet.com.




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