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Avnet adds Alert Logic to portfolio

Technology distributor Avnet today it expanded its portfolio of offerings with SaaS solutions from Alert Logic. 

Avnet will provide Alert Logic’s services to VAR, MSP and ISV partners in the U.S. in Canada through Avnet Cloud Solutions. avnet

“Avnet’s new relationship with Alert Logic will bolster the ability of our partners to deliver critical cloud security services that help keep their customers’ data safe and compliant, allowing them to focus on running their businesses,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of Avnet’s cloud solutions business in the Americas. “The addition of Alert Logic expands our cloud ecosystem with another important ally toward providing our partners with the strategic guidance, resources and packaged offerings to quickly, securely, and cost-effectively build and grow their customers’ cloud computing platforms.”

More information about solutions from Avnet and Alert Logic is available here.  

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Avnet CEO to Present at BAML 2015 Global Technology Conference

Avnet CEO to Present at BAML 2015 Global Technology Conference

Avnet, Inc., a distributor of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology, announced today CEO Rick Hamada is scheduled to present at the BAML 2015 Technology conference in San Francisco, Calif.Avnet Logo

Hamada will speak at 1:20 PDT June 3 at the conference, but his presentation will also be broadcast live over the Internet on Avnet’s Investor Relations page. Avnet advises those who wish to view the presentation to log on to its site before 1:05 p.m. to register for the web broadcast and download any necessary software.

Additional Avnet event information, slide presentations and recent webcasts are available here.

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Avnet, Inc. Fully Acquires MSC Group

AvnetAvnet today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Germany-based MSC Group. This acquisition was a two-part deal, the first of which closed on October 1, 2013.


The MSC Group, founded in 1979, is a value-add distributor with a focus on electronic components, display solutions and embedded computer technology. According to Avnet, the MSC Group is an important distributor in the European market, and it reported a $450 million revenue excess in 2012, with 50% of sales in embedded computer technology.

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Avnet Technology Solutions Releases Application-Based Solutions for HP’s US and Canada Partners

AvnetYesterday, Avnet Technology Solutions released a new suite of application-based solutions designed for the HP ConvergedSystem portfolio. This new suite will be offered to HP’s MSP and VAR partners in the US and Canada.


The new app-based offerings include two solutions for VDI Environments and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, as well as an Avnet Technical Army solution. The VDI solution includes tools to help users properly size and deploy virtual desktops to their clients, and this particular offering includes instructions for the configuration, design and sizing. The Avnet Exchange Server 2013 solution enables MSPs and VARs to deploy large messaging mailboxes. This solution is flexible, and can be used with the pre-sized setting to work with the HP ConvergedSystem or it can be sized to fit the users’ needs.

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Avnet, Inc. Acquires TSSLink, Inc.

AvnetToday, Avnet, Inc. announced that they have acquired San Jose, CA-based IT services organization, TSS Link, Inc. This acquisition will allow Avnet to greatly expand their service offerings.

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