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Avnet Technology Solutions Launches End-User UK Computing Practice

BRACKNELL, U.K. — Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has launched an End User Computing (EUC) Practice in the UK designed to help the channel generate new business in the growing desktop transformation market. Open to new and existing Avnet business partners, the practice combines VMware Horizon™ Suite with Avnet's proven SolutionsPath™ methodology. It marks the first major collaboration between the two companies in the UK since Avnet added VMware to its UK supplier portfolio in October 2012.

The shift toward desktop virtualisation and trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have created a new set of challenges for IT departments as they struggle to manage a plethora of devices securely and cost-effectively. Avnet has recognised the importance of creating a framework for business partners that helps their customers create a successful, secure and productive workspace environment. By combining Avnet SolutionsPath™ with technology from VMware that is proven to manage all parts of an organisation's physical and virtual infrastructure centrally, Avnet has been able to create a compelling and powerful response to managing the consumerisation of IT. Avnet's End User Computing Practice aims to facilitate and accelerate entry into the growing desktop transformation market. It will do this by providing access to market-leading technology, specialist knowledge and its multi-vendor network to deliver valuable solutions for high growth and specific vertical sectors.

Tom Ellis, VMware EUC partner development manager, Avnet Technology Solutions UK, said, “Our new practice is the first of its kind in the UK's virtualisation arena. It is a VMware Horizon™ Suite focused programme which utilizes Avnet's SolutionsPath™ methodology. The practice enables business partners to sell VMware Horizon™ Suite and the additional hardware, software and services which complement VMware EUC solutions.”

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