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Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas Wins Cisco 2014 Americas Distribution Award for Data Center Architecture Distributor of the Year

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Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that it is the recipient of the Cisco Americas Distribution award for Data Center Architecture Distributor of the Year. Cisco unveiled the nine winners at its Americas Distribution Auxiliary Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

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Avnet receives the Cisco Americas Distribution award for Data Center Architecture Distributor of the

Avnet receives the Cisco Americas Distribution award for Data Center Architecture Distributor of the Year during Cisco’s Americas Distribution Auxiliary Meeting in Montreal, Canada. (L-R Phillip Privett, Bryan Buckner, Bill Prynn – Cisco, Molly Sherwood, Ray Paxson, Pete Rzonca, and Udita Bhattacharya – Cisco)

“Cisco is privileged to partner with industry-leading distributors, and we’ve seen unprecedented growth in the distribution channel of Cisco’s business. So I’m delighted to recognize Avnet as a Cisco 2014 Americas Distribution award winner,” said Andrew Sage, vice president, Americas Distribution at Cisco. “The award presented to Avnet recognizes its excellence and quality execution in 2014 for this category. It also acknowledges the contribution that Avnet is making to the transformation of our business as we lead in evolving the industry to solve the challenges that our customers confront.”

“Receiving the Cisco Data Center Architecture Distributor of the Year award for the fourth consecutive year underscores the significance of Avnet and Cisco’s relationship and Avnet’s continuing commitment to honing our unique assembly and configuration capabilities for Cisco data center products,” said Phillip Privett, vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Cisco Solutions group. “Avnet leads the pack when it comes to Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure solutions, such as VSPEX, FlexPod, SAP HANA and VersaStack. Utilizing our logistics and planning, supply chain, engineering, sales engagement and operations teams, Avnet provides seamless solutions for our partners and reduces the complexity of building converged solutions.”

Cisco 2014 Americas Distribution awards reflect a distributor’s outstanding performance in execution around a number of technology categories and business initiatives, including cloud computing, collaboration, data center and virtualization, enterprise networking, and security, as well as services, innovation, enablement, and accelerating the business.

In addition, during the Cisco Partner Summit 2015, held April 27-30 in Montreal, Avnet received Cisco Marketing Velocity’s “Revenue Marketer of the Year” award. This award recognizes Avnet’s positive results in executing revenue marketing campaigns, including successful lead generation, implementation of marketing automation, and maintaining established metrics showing that revenue was positively impacted. This was the first time that a distributor has received a Cisco Marketing Velocity award. Also, Avnet received the Cisco “Services Distribution Partner of the Year” award for achieving the highest service attach rate in the Americas and Avnet’s continued growth in its Cisco Services business.

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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit

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