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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2011/02/08 - Avnet Technology Solutions in association with HP takes Storage Academy to South Africa to train its channel partners in Johannesburg on 2nd March 2011 (NYSE: AVT).
Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading Value added Distributor in the Middle East & Africa takes its “Storage Academy” in association with HP to South Africa after it received the overwhelming response from its partners from Cairo, Beirut, Kuwait and Riyadh.
“Storage Academy” was a great success and well attended by Avnet’s HP Channel Partners in all locations it was held earlier. With data growing at an explosive rate, it has become more important to have an efficient storage design than a high performance. The academy addresses the latest trends, challenges and pain points that partners face. It also educates the channel partners the importance of designing efficient storage solutions and enhancing their skill-sets.
Jamal Qaffaf, Managing Director, Avnet Technology Solutions Middle East and Africa, said, “Storage Academy is a great platform to educate and train our partners to offer the best possible storage solution at the most competitive price. There is a huge potential for our partners to add value to their business by offering right kind of solutions to their customer.”
The program for the Storage Academy will highlight the key value adds that Avnet provides to its partners as well as it would lay emphasis on advantages of HP Converged Infrastructure and HP StorageWorks. The HP Converged Infrastructure provides a blueprint for the data center of the future that eliminates costly and rigid IT silos so your customers can spend much more of the IT budget on business innovation.
It will educate its partners HP StorageWorks solutions can offer, the right Storage Architectures to support a Virtualized Infrastructure, more efficient Storage closely integrated with the Server apart from discussing the simple and easy ways to manage Business Continuity and high availability solutions. Avnet in association with Brocade will also talk about the Storage Networking (iSCSI-FC-CEE) before opening the forum for an open discussion with the partners.
Avnet will also unveil its financial services arm Avnet Financial Services at the upcoming event that offers flexible financial solutions to its channel partners like Open Trade Credit, Bank Guarantees, Individual Project Financing and Letter of Credit facilities to add more value to their businesses to help them accelerate
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions (avnet.com) 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 2010, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $8.19 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion.