Avnet launches its CenturyLink Cloud Reseller Program in Australia

14 April, 2016 – SYDNEYAvnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the launch of the Avnet CenturyLink Cloud Reseller Program, which will see Avnet as the first in-market distributor for CenturyLink Cloud services in Australia. The Avnet CenturyLink Cloud program combines CenturyLink Cloud services with Avnet’s streamlined reseller onboarding process, as well as access to dedicated technical resources, account provisioning support and superior monthly reporting. In addition, the program provides partners with the ability to utilise the Avnet Cloud Toolset (ACT), which takes billing to the next level by providing multi-tier billing, dashboard drill downs, customisable reports with built-in processes that allow streamlined account provisioning, account association and overall usage management across customer accounts.  
CenturyLink, which on Wednesday (April 13) launched its Australia cloud node, is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company. The CenturyLink Cloud platform delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by an industry-leading global network. This, combined with Avnet’s deep partner relationships and unique value proposition, will enable businesses in Australia to easily access cloud services and gain customisation ability.
The Australia cloud node enables businesses based or operating in Australia to now turn to CenturyLink – a single, trusted provider – for public and private cloud infrastructure, managed services, colocation, network connectivity and support for advanced hybrid solutions. The Sydney cloud node joins other available CenturyLink Cloud locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Singapore.
“It is an exciting time for Avnet as we work with with CenturyLink to provide a truly scalable cloud alternative for Australian businesses,” said Chris Farrow, business manager, cloud services, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand. “This agreement with CenturyLink is a game-changer for the Australian small and mid-size business (SMB) market, allowing SMBs to not only become more effective against their direct competitors, but also to help ‘level the playing field’ with big businesses.”
“We are excited about our distribution agreement with Avnet in Asia Pacific, which enables resellers, white-label partners and managed service providers to simply and quickly deploy CenturyLink Cloud for their enterprise customers in any of our CenturyLink Cloud locations around the globe, including our new Sydney cloud node,” said Stuart Mills, regional director, CenturyLink, Australia and New Zealand. “This is particularly important for those service providers supporting typical back-office applications that require an enterprise-grade cloud with simple onboarding and migrations from in-house private clouds to public cloud. Segregated billing, management of client accounts and a range of business reports are available through a single interface, all backed by in-country support and 24/7 cloud support from Avnet and CenturyLink.”
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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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