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Avnet Technology Solutions and Syncsort Sign Agreement to Help Resellers Enhance their Data Protection Offerings

Avnet Enables Partners to Deliver Data Protection for Virtualized Environments with Solutions Leveraging Syncsort Backup Software and NetApp Storage

TEMPE, Ariz. and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

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  • Avnet Technology Solutions, the IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Syncsort, a global leader in extreme performance data integration and data protection software, today announced an agreement to provide Avnet Technology Solutions' reseller partners in the U.S. and Canada with Syncsort's BEX data protection software.
  • As a result of this new distribution agreement, Avnet Technology Solutions' community of NetApp reseller partners will now be able to leverage a combined offering featuring integrated backup capabilities from Syncsort and NetApp's industry-recognized storage products. In addition, new partners to Avnet's Syncsort program will have an opportunity to help customers solve their most pressing backup and disaster recovery challenges while simultaneously maximizing revenue opportunities.
  • With the rapidly growing number of organizations seeking to transform their businesses through server virtualization, there is a greater need in the market for next-generation data protection solutions that support heterogeneous storage environments.
  • Immediately available through Avnet Technology Solutions, the combined Syncsort and NetApp offering reduces backup time and impact by 90 percent, provides instant data recovery, and offers extremely fast, comprehensive disaster recovery capabilities. It significantly reduces storage hardware costs through source-side data reduction and destination-based de-duplication.
  • Avnet Technology Solutions' partners now have a powerful new way to help customers maximize their return on investment from server virtualization initiatives through low-impact, virtual machine data protection that also leverages customers' legacy tape investments.

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  • "To deliver effective technology-based solutions that address end-customers' business challenges, value-added resellers often need to combine offerings from multiple technology vendors," said Gavin Miller, vice president and general manager of Technology Infrastructure Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "This distribution agreement with Syncsort provides our reseller partners with another great offering they can use to more effectively and profitably address their customers' greatest data protection challenges for virtualized environments. Through the combination of Syncsort BEX and NetApp storage, our partners will also be able to identify new opportunities and accelerate their sales cycles."
  • "We see a tremendous need in the market for next-generation data protection solutions that address a much broader set of challenges than have been addressed to date with traditional backup solutions and appliances," said Flavio Santoni, chief executive officer, Syncsort. "Avnet Technology Solutions' solutions-focused approach complements our efforts to help resellers and customers rethink the economics of their data, and enable the delivery of cost-effective, reliable and easy-to-use data protection solutions that extend the value of NetApp storage significantly."
  • "Syncsort is complementary to NetApp and allows reseller partners to offer compelling, NetApp-based data protection solutions for heterogeneous storage environments," said Todd Palmer, vice president, Americas Channel Sales, NetApp. "As customers accelerate their journey to a modern, flexible IT environment, they require best-of-breed data protection solutions that Syncsort, NetApp and Avnet Technology Solutions can deliver."

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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2010, the group served customers in more than 70 countries and generated US $8.19 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions ( is an operating group of Avnet, Inc.

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit

About Syncsort

Syncsort is a global software company that helps the world's most successful organizations rethink the economics of data. Syncsort provides extreme data performance and rapid time to value through easy to use data integration and data protection solutions. With more than 12,000 deployments, Syncsort has transformed decision making and delivered more profitable results to thousands of customers worldwide. For more information visit:

    Jeff Horan
    LVA Communications for Syncsort
    [email protected]

    Sonia Bovio
    Brodeur Partners for Avnet
    [email protected]

SOURCE Syncsort; Avnet, Inc.

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