BRACKNELL, UK – Avnet Services, the dedicated services business of Avnet Technology Solutions, and part of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has today announced it has become an official Veeam Authorized Education Centre (VMAEC). Through this collaboration with Veeam® Software, innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, Avnet will roll out a VMAEC training program across the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and Spain from January 2014. This further enhances Avnet’s value-added services by enabling reseller partners and end users to become experts in Veeam® solutions, which is of particular importance for achieving growth in the virtualization market.
The VMAEC program is designed to deliver the technical courses required for partners, customers and resellers to achieve the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification. The VMCE course is a technical deep-dive, with intensive hands-on exercises, to provide IT professionals with extensive knowledge of Veeam solutions covering areas including configuration, features, functionality and deployment. The VMCE certification not only provides recognition of an individual’s expertise in virtualization, backup, recovery and replication solutions from Veeam, but allows IT professionals to increase productivity and reduce the overall cost of IT infrastructure.