PHOENIX — Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has been authorized globally as a Lenovo distributor. With this authorization, Avnet is now distributing Lenovo’s System x (x86) servers and related solutions, following the transition of IBM’s System x server business to Lenovo effective Oct. 1. Building on its heritage as IBM’s largest x86 distributor worldwide, Avnet will help its channel partners in more than 40 countries throughout Asia Pacific; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; and North America continue to develop and expand their enterprise businesses.
“Lenovo has demonstrated great momentum in its enterprise server business, and its acquisition of IBM’s System x business is the start of an exciting new era for the x86 market,” said Tony Madden, senior vice president and supplier business executive for Avnet Technology Solutions, Global. “Avnet is working closely with Lenovo to ensure a seamless transition for existing System x channel partners and their customers. Additionally, our worldwide sales team is actively engaging with channel partners to capture new opportunities and help them transform Lenovo’s innovative technology into business solutions for their customers around the world.”