Avnet Picks up Award

Avnet Technology Solutions has announced it has received the 2015 EMEA Distributor of the Year Award from NetApp.

The award was presented on June 9th, 2015 to Avnet at the NetApp EMEA Partner Summit in Warsaw, Poland. The award recognises Avnet for its commitment to NetApp and its proven ability to add value to NetApp’s products, transforming them into business solutions for end-user customers.

Dieter Lott, vice president business development at Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA commented, “Avnet has enjoyed a global 12-year partnership with NetApp and this award showcases our unrivalled expertise in leveraging our global scale in parallel with our local knowledge, to deliver value-added IT solutions.”

“Avnet’s extensive distribution experience means it can deliver intelligent IT solutions to its partners that offer their end-user customers tangible business benefits, as opposed to solutions that purely solve their IT issues,” said Sven Schoenaerts, NetApp Senior Director EMEA Channel Sales. “I am pleased to recognise Avnet as NetApp’s 2015 EMEA Distributor of the Year.”

Avnet works with NetApp in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Benelux, Poland and Turkey. Over the past 12 months, Avnet has continued to innovate with NetApp’s full product portfolio, achieving double digit growth, delivering successful Silver and Gold level partner development programmes and accelerating penetration into new Cloud Service Provider channels across EMEA. Avnet has worked with NetApp to deliver a specific focus on cDOT, software defined storage and to leverage Avnet’s converged infrastructure practice for FlexPod solutions. By focusing on these technology areas, delivering Avnet’s NetApp integration and service offerings and leveraging Avnet’s SolutionsPath™ business development methodology, Avnet has enabled its partners to accelerate on their journey to address the 3rd platform opportunity.

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