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Avnet Opens VMware NSX Lab in India Innovation Center

Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced that it has enhanced its solutions model in India by opening a VMware NSX™ lab within its Innovation Center, which is located in Mumbai. VMware NSX is a leading network virtualization platform for the software-defined data center (SDDC). The solution brings the operational model of a virtual machine (VM) into the data center network. With VMware NSX, customers can quickly and easily add new services and automate complex workflows. This eliminates manual configuration requirements and optimizes capacity utilization, significantly reducing operational costs.

The Avnet Innovation Center provides partners with access to leading enterprise hardware and software in a live business environment. The Center includes state-of-the-art facilities and provides an array of technical resources, tools and skillsets that partners can utilize. The new VMware facility will be open starting for demonstrations and proof of concepts (POC).

“In today’s dynamic business environment, enterprises need to be agile and remain secure at the same time. With organizations across the region increasingly investing in network transformation and security operations, the VMware NSX lab at Avnet’s Innovation Center will offer partners an opportunity to not only understand the technology and its business benefits, but also experience how the solution functions in an actual business environment through hands-on sessions and live demonstrations,” said Sharat Sinha, vice president, GTM and general business, APJ, VMware.

“Avnet’s dedicated team will continue to support our partners in every opportunity, offering sales and pre-sales support, marketing support, and delivery capability across the entire VMware solutions stack, alongside complementary solutions from other key technology suppliers,” said Naresh Desai, country general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, India. “For partners looking to add VMware NSX to their solutions portfolio, we encourage them to join us for the VMware NSX Exploration Days, starting this March at Avnet’s Innovation Center.”

VMware NSX – The Platform for Network Virtualization
VMware NSX is software that virtualizes the network to deliver the entire networking and security model from L2-L7 in software. The platform decouples the network from the underlying hardware, and takes advantage of the existing network infrastructure without changes to enable new levels of service delivery speed, agility and cost reductions. VMware NSX delivers a completely new operational model for networking and security that breaks through current network barriers and enables data center operators to achieve better agility and improved economics.

VMware and NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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, visit

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