Avnet Technology Solutions Collaborates with Actifio in EMEA to Offer Radically Simple Copy Data Management Solutions

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Avnet Technology Solutions, a leader in global IT solutions distribution and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. ( NYSE: AVT ), today announced its collaboration with Actifio to further expand its storage management portfolio. Avnet will now offer Actifio’s Protection and Availability Storage ( PAS ) platform in the Benelux region followed by widened availability in the rest of EMEA.

Actifio’s Protection and Availability Storage ( PAS ) platform consolidates traditionally siloed backup, disaster recovery and business continuity applications into a single, purpose-built copy data management storage system. This cost-effective solution is compatible with a wide variety of storage systems, including IBM storage such as the DS3500 Express, IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM XIV Storage System Gen3, making it an attractive option for IBM business partners.

Avnet will work with Actifio to deliver a turnkey virtualized data management solution for mid-market, large enterprise and managed service providers ( MSPs ) and resellers to meet growing demands for virtualization, big data and cloud-based IT infrastructure. The partnership will enable Avnet’s resellers to address more than 1,000 MSPs.

Klaus Decker, IBM business group director, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, commented, “This partnership with Actifio complements our IBM strategy and allows us to further increase our expertise in the storage market. It gives our business partners a greater opportunity to expand their business into key areas of growth like virtualization and cloud services.”

Greg Scorziello, general manager EMEA at Actifio, commented, “With Actifio, organizations of all sizes can essentially reverse their big data growth by copying data once and reusing it for multiple applications. By bringing Actifio’s proven virtualized storage solution to their partner ecosystem, Avnet enables partners to achieve trusted advisor status with their clients.

Actifio’s award-winning platform is the industry’s first copy data management solution built to protect both physical and virtual servers. The system is optimised for VMware environments and is directly integrated with VMware vStorage API to virtualize the common data management functions – copy, store, move and restore – into a single storage platform.

Key benefits include:

Instant data availability from any point in time with zero backup and restore windows;
Individually defined service level agreements ( SLAs ) for improved data capture frequency and retention time; and,
Immediate virtual copies of data, requiring no additional storage footprint to save on data capacity.

About Actifio
Actifio is radically simple copy data management. Our Protection and Availability Storage ( PAS ) lets businesses recover anything instantly, for up to 90% less. PAS eliminates siloed data protection applications, virtualizing data management to deliver an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of data from storage, network and server infrastructure. Actifio has helped liberate IT organizations and service providers of all sizes from vendor lock-in and the management challenges associated with exploding data growth. Actifio is headquartered in Waltham, Mass., with offices around the world. For more information, please visit or contact

About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

About Avnet
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 worlds leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit

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