Hitachi Data Systems and Avnet Technology Solutions India Partner to Deliver Enterprise-Class Information Infrastructure Solutions

 Avnet to provide India channel partners with innovative infrastructure solutions from Hitachi Data Systems 

Mumbai, India, April 24, 2013 -- Avnet Technology Solutions, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), and Hitachi Data Systems Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced a pan-India and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) distribution partnership. This extension of a successful 13-year relationship between Hitachi Data Systems and Avnet in the U.S. and EMEA regions marks a focus for both companies on empowering the channel to deliver enterprise-class infrastructure solutions to customers across India and SAARC. The agreement allows Avnet to provide the entire portfolio of Hitachi Data Systems’ best-in-class technologies to customers through its strong network of value-added resellers and system integration channel partners.

Avnet's strong India and SAARC presence and value-add services will enable Hitachi Data Systems to grow its business through the channel and will provide the company with additional routes to market for its range of enterprise and mid-market solution offerings. As a key strategic India distribution partner of Hitachi Data Systems, Avnet will benefit from a strengthened storage offering and the opportunity to provide additional solutions such as file and content management, and converged infrastructure solutions to its valued channel partners and their customers.

"Businesses of all sizes are facing challenges when it comes to dealing with ever-growing amounts of mission-critical data and demanding compliance and regulatory requirements related to content storage," said Naresh Desai, country general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions India. "Customers are looking for storage solutions that allow them to quickly access the right data at the right time. With the addition of Hitachi Data Systems to our portfolio, Avnet will be able to help our partners develop and implement innovative infrastructure solutions for effective data management strategies to meet their customers' long-term needs."

Commenting on the announcement, Yogesh Sawant, director, partner sales and field alliance organization, India, Hitachi Data Systems, said, “We are delighted to announce the extension of our partnership with Avnet. In today’s challenging business environment, organizations require superior technology and efficient asset utilization to help them innovate and grow their business in the emerging information economy. Our partnership with Avnet Technology Solutions will leverage Avnet’s robust distribution network along with our combined technology expertise to effectively address the information infrastructure requirements of our customers across the India and SAARC regions.”

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