Avnet designs channel-friendly remote implementation services to help
Hitachi Data Systems partners in the U.S. and Canada accelerate
deployment and create new revenue streams
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader
and an operating group of†Avnet,
today announced that it is the first distributor to offer an
express-version of remote implementation services for Hitachi Data
Systems solution provider and value-added reseller partners in the U.S.
and Canada. Avnetís Express Implementation Services offer partners the
ability to quickly install, provision, tune and back up their customersí
storage environments built on Hitachi Unified Storage. Available through Avnet
Services, the remote implementation services will increase partnersí
professional services opportunities and help them further profit from
the growing demand for data storage.
ďBusinesses of all sizes are struggling to manage and store the enormous
amount of data they generate every day while still ensuring that
business-critical applications operate efficiently,Ē said Randy Wright,
vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions,
Americas, for Hitachi Data Systems. ďAvnetís Express Implementation
Services are designed specifically for the channel to help our partners
address this customer pain point, while providing them with new revenue
opportunities. The new services allow our partners to make themselves
more valuable to their customers by rapidly optimizing customersí
Hitachi Unified Storage environments to efficiently manage data.Ē
Avnetís Express Implementation Services are tailored to Hitachi Unified
Storage, including the Hitachi Unified Storage 110 and 130. The services
empower partners to provide their customers with fast and cost-effective
rollouts of software that helps them achieve their storage goals.
Avnetís Express Implementation Services focus on device management,
dynamic provisioning, tuning management, file structure and management,
and in-system and remote replication.
The new service offerings were created to meet the unique needs of
solution provider and VAR partners when deploying Hitachi Unified
Storage. They will generate new revenue streams for partners by enabling
them to offer cost-effective, remote implementation services from
Avnetís high-skilled services team with deep-storage expertise.
Additionally, the services are designed to enhance customer satisfaction
and increase engagement opportunities by improving the usability of the
new storage environments.
ďAvnetís Express Implementation Services give us a new way to enhance
the customer experience for the Hitachi Unified Storage solutions we
deploy by ensuring that resources are available to meet all of their
requirements and timelines,Ē said Jason Gress, president, InterVision
Systems Technologies Inc. ďWith these new services, we can focus
our team of certified HDS systems engineers on revenue-generating
activities, while leveraging Avnet as needed for storage implementation.Ē
Solution providers will also be able to draw upon the expertise of
Avnetís dedicated Hitachi Data Systems solutions team, which is part of
Avnetís Converged and Data Solutions group. The team provides solutions
sales, field sales, technical and product-marketing support.
Additionally, Avnet is a Hitachi
TrueNorth Partner, authorized to integrate Hitachi Unified Compute
Platform converged solutions in the U.S. and Canada.
ďAvnet understands our vision for Hitachi Unified Storage to meet
businessesí evolving storage needs while simplifying operations with
easy-to-use management,Ē saidChris White, vice president,
Americas Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems. ďAvnetís new Express
Implementation Services will help us and our partners make this a
reality by ensuring the proper set up of the solution and the
availability of knowledgeable technical resources to answer questions.Ē
Avnetís Express Implementation Services are one of the many IT solutions
available through Avnet Services. These IT solutions include project and
portfolio management; integration and automation; application lifecycle
management; security and configuration management; IT governance and
process (ITIL); operations management; and service automation and
management. In addition to IT solutions, Avnet Services offers partners
a wide range of services focused on business, lifecycle and education
solutions that are designed to complement existing solutions sales and
suppliers' services offerings.
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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 North
America and Caribbean, Asia
Pacific, and Europe,
Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual
revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating
group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com/.
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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5
billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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