Sep 14, 2016
WASHINGTON — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Avnet Government Solutions, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary focused on the U.S. public sector, is expanding its General Services Administration (GSA) schedule to include data and information software solutions from Commvault. Government partners will now be able to help organizations transform their data into powerful strategic assets, with data protection and information management solutions that enable them to protect, access and use all of their data – anywhere and anytime.
Avnet partners can now purchase Commvault solutions through the federal government's largest Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), which agencies use to purchase innovative solutions for their IT needs. This includes Commvault's data backup and recovery, cloud and infrastructure management, and retention and compliance software solutions.
“Avnet has a long-standing relationship with Commvault in the private sector, and our partners will now be able to bring these critical data management solutions to their U.S. government customers at a federal, state and local level,” said Pete Rzonca, president of Avnet Government Solutions. “The addition of Commvault is yet another example of how Avnet Government Solutions' is meeting its commitment to build a complete portfolio of value-added offerings for U.S. government customers. The addition of Commvault solutions will further help our partners profitably increase their government business.”
Avnet Government Solutions assists independent software vendor (ISV), systems integrator (SI), managed service provider (MSP) and value-added reseller (VAR) partners capture IT market share within the U.S. government. Avnet Government Solutions offers services to partners specifically designed to provide a comprehensive approach to pursuing federal, state, local and education contracts, including capture assistance, compliance and process management. Partners are also able to access additional resources to help further accelerate their capabilities in the government market.
“IT organizations in federal agencies recognize that advanced data management is at the heart of their mission-critical IT functions, including disaster recovery, test and development, data protection, and analytics,” said Jim Collins, senior director, Velocity Channels & Distribution, Commvault. “Commvault stands ready with Avnet Government Solutions and its partner community to deliver a holistic data management approach to public sector customers, empowering them to reduce costs while improving their ability to deliver the required data access to their internal customers and to taxpayers at large.”
“Avnet Government Solutions has shown time and again that they have the capabilities to help us take our government business to a new level, and their addition of Commvault will help us continue to provide our customers with better managed and protected data,” said Bob Kerr, vice president, SwishData, a group of highly skilled cybersecurity and data center architects focused on ensuring federal agencies meet their missions and an Avnet partner. “As a veteran firm that provides enterprise IT architecture for federal agencies and the U.S. military, SwishData places the utmost importance on the security, insight and control of our customers' data infrastructures, and Commvault's offerings will help to manage, orchestrate and safeguard the use of data in support of key operations.”
The new partnership with Commvault in the public sector exemplifies how Avnet is helping its partners excel through specialization and capitalize on the high-growth, next-generation technologies that are redefining the future. Partners will be able to rely on Avnet's specialized approach to develop complete data and information software solutions. This includes in-depth expertise in complementary technology market segments, including the cloud, cognitive computing, data analytics, the data center, the internet of things (IOT), mobility, security and enterprise networking.
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About Avnet Government Solutions
Avnet Government Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avnet, Inc., focusing on the U.S. public sector. Specializing in the federal, state, local and education markets, it helps independent software vendor, systems integrator and value-added reseller partners capture IT market share with the U.S. government. Avnet Government Solutions has industry experience, strong supplier relationships, and government IT insight providing an advantage partners and suppliers can leverage to transform technology into solutions that achieve meaningful results for the public sector. For more information, visit www.gov.avnet.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
From components to cloud and from design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology by providing a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a global company ranked on the FORTUNE 500 with revenues of $26.2 billion for the fiscal year 2016. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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