Avnet and Supermicro join forces to deliver innovative, high performance solutions in Australia and New Zealand

12 October, 2016 – Sydney, Australia – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Super Micro Computer Inc. (Supermicro), a global leader in high performance, high efficiency server technology and innovation. Avnet’s channel partners in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) will now have access to a broad line of products, including blades, chassis, GPU systems, motherboards, networking solutions, power supplies, servers, server management software, storage technologies, SuperRack® cabinets/accessories and workstations.

“Supermicro, a market leader based on first-to-market technology, is a great fit for Avnet as we continue to offer our channel partners best-in-class solutions,” says Darren Adams, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand. “Supermicro’s innovative, scalable technology, coupled with their green approach to business, is extremely appealing to Avnet as we continue to build upon our offering for partners.”

Avnet and Supermicro are in a strong position to offer a compelling value proposition to resellers and end customers that enables them to get to market faster and uncover profitable growth opportunities. Avnet will provide its independent software vendor (ISV), system integrator (SI) and value-added reseller (VAR) partners with Supermicro technology, including products for advanced server Building Blocks Solutions®, cloud computing, as well as Hadoop®, Supermicro’s highly-scalable enterprise IT and big data solution. In addition, Avnet partners can take advantage of Avnet’s integration services to offer pre-configured, fully-tested solutions based on Supermicro technology, which can be delivered to customers’ sites with certified shipping.

“Supermicro is very pleased to strengthen its global relationship with Avnet, adding a strong selling platform to the ANZ region for our Total Solution, reference architectures and fully-integrated SuperServers®,” says Wally Liaw, senior vice president of international sales, Supermicro.

Avnet’s technical expertise, market knowledge and trusted business relationships provide a strong platform to enable Supermicro to strengthen its presence in Australia and New Zealand as well as efficiently capitalise on new business opportunities.
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About Supermicro
Supermicro combines 20 years of advanced engineering experience with efficient production and integration expertise to develop first-to-market green computing solutions. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Supermicro has been profitable every year since its inception.
About Avnet, Inc.
From components to cloud and from design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology by providing a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a global company ranked on the FORTUNE 500 with revenues of $26.2 billion for the fiscal year 2016. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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