Avnet and Nutanix expand their relationship into New Zealand market

17th February, 2016 - SYDNEY - Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Nutanix, the worldwide market leader in web-scale converged infrastructure, into the New Zealand market. Under this new agreement, Avnet will now provide its channel partners in both Australia and New Zealand with the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform, which enables partners to design and develop web-scale converged compute and storage infrastructure for virtualised data centres.
Avnet and Nutanix inked their Australian distribution agreement in September 2014 and since that time Avnet has established a number of initiatives to accelerate their partners’ success, including sales enablement and technical training courses, and the installation of two demonstration/evaluation units, all of which are available for partners and their end-user customers. Through Avnet Cloud Services partners can leverage the Nutanix platform, as well as Avnet’s proven technical expertise, to deploy cloud computing capabilities and quickly and easily deliver public, private or hybrid cloud solutions that best suit customer requirements. In 2015 Avnet also launched “Powered by Avnet,” which offers partners a pay-by-the-month hosting solution based on Nutanix technology.

“We see great potential in expanding our relationship with Nutanix into the New Zealand market,” says Darren Adams, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand. “The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform will strengthen our commitment to bringing best-of-breed technology to market by offering our New Zealand partners a converged infrastructure solution that consolidates server and storage into a single, integrated appliance. End customers will gain the ability to extract maximum value from their existing IT investments, as this solution is simple to deploy and scale and will reduce the cost and complexity of their storage environment.”

“We are confident that this extended agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions will drive further value for our New Zealand partners,” says Wayne Neich, managing director, Nutanix, Australia and New Zealand. “The New Zealand market presents us with some exciting opportunities and, with the support of Avnet’s highly skilled and certified team, we can enable our partners to capitalise on these new opportunities for growth.”

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About Nutanix
Nutanix delivers web-scale infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the data center. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.

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 www.avnet.com.

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