Avnet Named Cisco Data Center Distributor of the Year

Avnet Technology Solutions has been given a Cisco Americas Distribution award for Data Center Architecture Distributor of the Year.

Cisco unveiled nine winners at its Americas Distribution Auxiliary Meeting in Montreal.

“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 of 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.”

It marks the fourth consecutive year that Avnet has won the award.

“[This] 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 of Avnet Technology Solutions for the Americas in 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 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.