Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ in India

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ in India
Program designed to help channel partners on cloud computing opportunities
Mumbai, India – September 15, 2011 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading technology solutions distribution company and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced CloudReady™ Program, an initiative designed to prepare and enable channel partners to capitalize on emerging cloud computing growth opportunities in India. CloudReady offers partners tools and resources to enter the cloud computing market quickly, implement cloud-based solutions and profitably grow their business.
“Although cloud computing is still a relatively recent phenomenon in India, we wanted to build our capabilities and resources early on to serve this rapidly evolving cloud computing market. The Avnet CloudReady team will educate our channel partners on market dynamics, enhance their cloud computing capabilities and help them create strategies to capture opportunities,” said Naresh Desai, general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, India.
CloudReady is a channel focused program helping Avnet’s partners capitalize on cloud computing opportunities, including:
             Training to help partners build knowledge and skills
             Cloud services to provide the “what to sell”
             Pre-sales expertise to speed selling cycles
             Cloud maturity model to enable consistent execution
The Avnet SolutionsPath® CloudReady program track is a fully integrated component of the Avnet Partner Program and covers the three facets of cloud computing: private, public and hybrid cloud.
Additionally, partners can leverage Avnet’s SolutionsPath® practices in conjunction with CloudReady including VirtualPath and ISV Acceleration to further develop specialization in these high-growth vertical markets. Avnet’s proven SolutionsPath methodology helps partners quickly and cost effectively attain solution-selling specialization and profit from high-growth technology and market opportunities. SolutionsPath assists partners in identifying technology opportunities and growth markets; gaining knowledge and skills to prepare business for success cost effectively; and accelerating solution selling.
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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 effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2011, the group served customers in more than 70 countries and generated US $11.47 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions (www.ats.avnet.com) is an operating group of Avnet, Inc.
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 in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.53 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Suprit Chawla
Manager Marketing Communications
Avnet Technology Solutions, INDIA
Tel: +91 9167207286

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