Avnet Expands Distribution Agreement with F5 Networks to Include Vietnam

Bolstering presence in Vietnam to meet customer demand for fast, secure and available applications
Vietnam, October 25th 2012 (NYSE: AVT) -- Avnet Technology Solutions, a value-added solutions distributor of enterprise computing products and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced it has expanded its relationship with F5 Networks (F5) into Vietnam. This partnership enables Avnet to offer F5 solutions to accelerate its channel partners’ business growth in Vietnam, providing support and enablement services to help them address local opportunities.
Avnet Technology Solutions also represents F5 Networks as a distributor in the America, EMEA, and ASEAN countries including Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

“Avnet‘s strategic partnership with F5 focuses on meeting customer needs through a one-stop shop, value-added distribution model.  Complementing Avnet’s strategy as a solutions distributor, we are now able to offer our value-added resellers and business partners F5’s solutions for high network and application availability, performance and security," said Bennett Wong, vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, ASEAN. “Both Avnet and F5 have a synergy and strong commitment with a channel focused business model. With accelerated mobile traffic growth and the increasing complexity of security threats, this strategic partnership reinforces our commitment to market led growth opportunities via our channel partners.”

“With Avnet’s established distribution network presence in Vietnam and Hanoi, now is a perfect time for us to extend our market reach in the area,” Teong Eng Guan, managing director, ASEAN and Korea, F5. “F5’s Application Delivery Networking solutions are deployed in major telecommunications organizations, governments and financial services providers across Asia Pacific, and we will bring our experience in these sectors to the businesses in Vietnam. Having worked with organizations that have rigorous requirements for controlling how information needs to be exchanged securely and reliably within the IT infrastructure, our partnership with Avnet is poised to further accelerate Vietnam’s high-growth potential by offering a dynamic infrastructure that is so critical to business success”.

F5 is a global leader of Application Delivery Networking technology. Through this strategic agreement, Avnet Technology Solutions will offer leading application delivery solutions developed by F5 for business-critical servers and applications in complex IT environments.

About F5 Networks
F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.
Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Media Contacts
EASTWEST Public Relations for Avnet Technology Solutions Pte Ltd
Melinda Ilagan/Grace Yu
Email: avnet@eastwestpr.com
Tel: +65 6222 0306
F5 Networks
Jezmynn Koh, Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
Email: j.koh@f5.com    

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