1st February, 2017 – SYDNEY – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a new partnership with CloudPhysics, the provider of data-driven insights for smarter IT, delivering unprecedented data center analytics to a broad range of users. The partnership is significant to Avnet’s recently announced solutions specialist approach, which sees Avnet provide the specialisation and technical expertise partners need to pursue opportunities in the high growth technologies that are redefining the future including: cloud, cognitive computing, data analytics, the data center, the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, security and enterprise networking.

The partnership will enable Avnet to provide CloudPhysics’ SaaS analytics solution to their entire Australian channel ecosystem. By leveraging the CloudPhysics’ big data analytics platform, partners can efficiently and effectively analyse customers’ data on their virtual infrastructure. This capability allows partners to facilitate overall IT health checks, understand workloads, data driven insights and identify opportunities around migration to the cloud or infrastructure refresh. The visibility into customers’ virtual environments provides opportunity for partners to increase revenue, grow margins, influence purchasing and deliver great customer experience. Always-on analytics makes it straightforward in making the right, cost effective decision around private or public cloud.

“Avnet’s partnership with CloudPhysics means we can enable our partners to help their customers gain invaluable operational insights to their vSphere environments,” said Winston Wong, director of cloud and strategic growth, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand. “With ‘Cloud First’ as the strategic direction of most C-level customers today, collectively we will drive scale and profitability for our partners and accelerate cloud transformation decisions, from months to minutes. In our experience, sometimes cloud is the answer and other times it is not. Therefore, this new partnership brings a whole new market opportunity for VMware, our major suppliers and public cloud partners. Our cloud team recognise and are ready to deliver the immense value this presents to our Preferred VMware Partner Community.”

“We’re excited to be working with Avnet to bring the CloudPhysics SaaS analytics platform to their partner ecosystem and to add this offering to the Avnet Cloud MarketPlace,” says Richard Sexton, Vice President World Wide Sales and Alliances. “The ability to deliver accurate insights of current infrastructure performance, optimise and then simulate cloud vendor offerings enables customers and partners to engage faster and more accurately to align on the right transformational infrastructure decisions.”

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About CloudPhysics CloudPhysics provides data-driven insights for smarter IT, delivering unprecedented data center analytics to a broad range of users. CloudPhysics’ agile, scalable SaaS solution continuously analyzes customer environments and leverages collective intelligence to yield actionable results that optimize performance, lower costs, reduce risk, and enable smarter business decisions. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, CloudPhysics serves thousands of end users worldwide across major industries and supports a robust partner network. For more information, visit www.cloudphysics.com.


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Melinda Ilagan

EASTWEST PR for Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific