Avnet Technology Solutions introduces the Avnet Cloud Toolset in Australia and New Zealand

Avnet Technology Solutions introduces the Avnet Cloud Toolset in Australia and New Zealand
SYDNEY, 2 June 2015 - Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has officially launched the Avnet Cloud Toolset (ACT) for Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) partners. The Avnet Cloud Toolset helps managed service provider (MSP) and value-added reseller (VAR) partners govern, consolidate, manage and track cloud accounts across multiple cloud providers. By leveraging ACT, partners can ensure that their SoftLayer (IBM) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers are provided with visibility into cloud spending and invoices that accurately track individual and aggregate cloud usage for their organisations, helping them to optimise their enterprise-wide spending.

“The Avnet Cloud Toolset is set to revolutionise the way partners can participate in the burgeoning market for cloud resources,” says Chris Farrow, Business Manager, Avnet Cloud Services Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand. “It takes billing to an entirely new level, providing enterprise-level reporting of cloud resource consumption across multiple providers including SoftLayer and AWS. Avnet’s Cloud Services team is ready to enable our partners to take full advantage of the new business opportunities that ACT presents.”

ACT supports partners with governance and cloud consolidation, providing quick visibility and usage across multiple platforms to help manage, track and optimise cloud spend. It not only enables simple tracking of actual usage charges across every major service category for AWS and SoftLayer, but also generates bills and invoices, packages in subscription-based services, defines how usage charges are billed, and even incorporate third-party services.

ACT features intuitive dashboards and customisable reports to provide an aggregated view for partners to track all cloud service usage across their accounts and share this information with their customers. The SaaS-delivered application enables partners to provide premium support for their customers by easily organising and tracking costs and profitability, accessing granular usage details and providing a multi-tier view of usage and costs.

The Avnet Cloud Toolset was first launched in November, 2014 for Avnet Technology Solutions partners within the U.S and Canada and, after its initial success, the ANZ market was uncovered as the next growth opportunity. The application is now available to all Avnet partners across Australia and New Zealand with a number of partners already successfully utilising ACT to deliver optimised cloud resource billing solutions. ACT is but a part of the growing portfolio of flexible, cost effective and reliable cloud solutions available from Avnet, designed to accelerate our partners’ business growth.

Partners interested in learning more about how Avnet can help them manage, view, simplify and optimise cloud accounts can visit the ACT website – http://www.avnetcloudready.com/act/ – or contact their local Avnet Cloud Services account manager on 1300 36 25 25.

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About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world.  It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com.

About 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 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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