HGST Strengthens Distribution Network in India by Appointing Avnet Technology Solutions

 Avnet Distributes HGST's Range of Ultrastar™ Enterprise-class Solid State Drvies and Hard Drives, Travelstar™ Mobile Hard Drives and Touro™ External Storage Solutions 

New Delhi, India, February 15, 2013 - HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Techcnologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the appointment of Avnet Technology Solutions (Avnet) as a new authorized distributor for HGST storage products, expanding its reach in India and the sub-continent (SAARC). As part of this agreement, Avnet will distribute the company's Enterprise and Mobile drives, and Touro external storage solutions in India and the SAARC region. The new alliance with Avnet gives customers a broad range of high-quality, reliable HDD and SSD solutions for a broad range of enterprise, cloud, personal storage, consumer electronics and notebook applications. 

"We are delighted to partner with Avnet to expand our network in India and the SAARC region, and offer our broad portfolio of personal storage solutions, SSDs and HDDs that enable innovative storage solutions, technologies and produces for several new and existing makert segments," said Raman Yeung, Managing director, Asia Pacific Channel Business, HGST. "With our growing customer base and demand, this collaboration will help us build strong relationships and will help extend our leadership position in new markets, benefiting extensively from Avnet's outstanding expertise and network of resellers." 

"We are pleased to offer HGST's range of solutions to help them strengthen their presence in India and the SAARC region. As a premier technology solutions distributor in India, we are constantly redefining technology distribution for our customers. Empowered by our people and our values, we will accelerate HGST business in India and the subcontinent, and strengthen their footprint in the region by leveraging our successful relationships with customers, suppliers and partners," said Jaideep Malhotra, vice president and general manager, Avnet Computing Components, Asia Pacific. 

Avnet will distribute the following HGST products: 

  • Ultrastar SSDs and HDDs: Field proven and reliable enterprise-class solid state drives and hard drives for managing data growth, implementing tiered storage, improving performance and optimizing power cooling and storage density to help lower TCO; 
  • Travelstar HDDs: Low power, high-capacity and high-performance 2.5-inch HDDs for use in ultra thin, mainstream and high-performance notebooks, external storage, gaming consoles and other mobile devices; 
  • Touro external storage solutions: Desktop and mobile solutions provide easy add-on and colossal storage capacity with two levels of backup to help protect all of your photos, movies, music and documents. 

Please contact Avnet (www.avnet.com) for nearest stores and product availability. 

About HGST
HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hgst.com.

About 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.
About Avnet
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.


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