Avnet Named OEM Distributor for NetApp Enterprise Storage Solutions in the Americas



Agreement streamlines access to NetApp technology for systems OEMs

PHOENIX—December 21, 2017—Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a new agreement designating the company as the first OEM distributor authorized to sell NetApp, Inc. enterprise storage solutions, such as the All Flash FAS A-Series arrays and E-Series hybrid flash systems, in the Americas. Effective immediately, OEM customers building systems in segments such as media and entertainment, network security, surveillance, telecommunications, energy, and manufacturing will have access to NetApp’s focused storage and data management portfolio, supported by Avnet’s state-of-the-art technical resources and comprehensive programming, integration and supply chain optimization capabilities.

The addition of NetApp to Avnet’s enterprise storage solutions portfolio expands Avnet customers’ access to leading technologies from the top three vendors in the market, representing greater than 50 percent of global market share, based on metrics released in a recent Worldwide Enterprise Storage Market report from IDC.

“NetApp continues to distinguish itself as a strategic player in enterprise storage space, helping users to transform their businesses and capture the full value-creating potential of their data,” said Scott MacDonald, Avnet’s vice president of global integrated solutions. “Avnet appreciates the confidence NetApp has demonstrated in our integrated solutions team by trusting us to support its portfolio in a manner previously afforded strictly to value added resellers. Working together, we will make it easier for OEMS to build their products around a NetApp solution, enabling them to meet the needs of their customers more quickly, comprehensively and cost effectively.”

“By 2025, the global ‘datasphere’ is projected to reach 163 zettabytes or one trillion gigabytes. At NetApp, our goal is to help organizations turn this enormous volume of data into dollars as it moves from the enterprise to the edge and back again,” said Dave Mooney, vice president, OEM Solutions for NetApp. “This collaboration with Avnet will give a broader range of customers easier access to our pioneering storage and data management solutions, enabling them to more readily leverage a combination of on premise, private, and public cloud resources to unlock a wealth of new business opportunities and drive competitive differentiation.”

For more information on the NetApp solutions available through Avnet, visit https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/us/solutions/integrated-solutions/datacenter-solutions/netapp. Visit NetApp.com to access NetApp’s Data Thriver research.

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