Veeam Teams Up with Avnet to Grow Virtualisation and Disaster Recovery Business

Distribution partnership will provide Australian resellers with framework to maximise sales and leverage cross-vendor synergies with VMware
SYDNEY, Australia – November 7, 2012 –– Veeam Software Group, innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualisation management solutions for VMware vSphere and Windows Server Hyper-V, has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions, a value-added solutions distributor of enterprise computing products and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), in Australia. Together, Veeam and Avnet will provide the channel with a one-stop shop for Veeam’s award winning solutions for virtual infrastructure management and data protection, storage and security solutions. In addition, Avnet will support resellers with additional training, solution bundles and commercial incentives to help them grow their virtualisation business and develop more targeted, value-adding sales programs and campaigns.
Building on Avnet’s VMware partnership, the distribution agreement will also leverage cross-vendor synergies for Veeam’s market-leading backup and replication technologies. Veeam®   Backup & Replication™ unifies backup and replication in a single solution, and its patent-pending vPower® technology leverages virtualisation for the ultimate data protection in the VMware vSphere® environment.
“Avnet offers a robust selection of virtualisation products, services and solutions delivered by an experienced, knowledgeable team wholly dedicated to helping grow our partners’ business, making them the ideal distribution partner for us in Australia,” said Don Williams, regional sales director, APJ, at Veeam. “Veeam is 100 percent channel driven, and through the partnership with Avnet we will develop deeper, more strategic relationships with our existing partners and reach out to new partners focusing on opportunities in virtualisation.“
Michael Costigan, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions,  Australia and New Zealand, added, “Veeam is highly complementary to our existing solutions portfolio, and we will focus on helping partners maximise sales opportunities and margins in Australia’s rapidly growing virtualisation market. Our goal is to provide the channel with a one-stop shop for their virtualisation business.”

About Veeam Software
Veeam® Software develops innovative solutions forVMware backup,Hyper-V backup, andvirtualisation management. Veeam Backup & Replication™ is the #1VM Backup solution. Veeam ONE™ is a single solution for real-time monitoring, resource optimisation and management reporting for VMware and Hyper-V. The Veeam Management Pack™ (MP) and Smart Plug-in™ (SPI) extend enterprise monitoring to VMware through Microsoft System Center and HP Operations Manager. Veeam also providesfree virtualisation tools. Learn more by
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

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 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit

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