Avnet Partner Programme Comes to UK

Avnet Tom Corrigan

Avnet Technology Solutions has launched the Evolve Partner Programme in the UK. The new initiative will see Avnet train and develop business partners to sell CommVault Simpana software, which is a key growth technology in enterprise data management solutions.

CommVault was named as a leader in The Forrester Wave for Enterprise Backup Software in Q2 2013 and positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant: Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software during 2013 for the third consecutive year.

Developed to complement CommVault’s existing partner programmes, Avnet’s Evolve programme will develop new and existing business partners to extend CommVault’s ability to meet the demand for its data storage, backup and retrieval solutions across the UK. Evolve will provide Avnet business partners with support across business planning, sales and technical training, lead generation and pipeline management.

Tom Corrigan, open storage and Cisco business unit leader, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, commented, “We are seeing high demand for CommVault technology, and Evolve provides the ideal framework for Avnet’s business partners to get involved and gain market share in a high growth technology area. We know that partners want to develop their capabilities in this sector, and the Evolve Partner Programme provides a perfect means to do this.”

To maintain focus and quality, Avnet is limiting the number of business partners accepted onto the Evolve programme to mirror CommVault’s targeted approach to its own partner community.

Mark Johnson, channel director for UK and Ireland at CommVault, concluded, “We chose to work with Avnet to develop Evolve because of its expertise in partner programmes and its extensive experience in terms of partner enablement and building new markets. We trust Avnet and its network to effectively spread the CommVault message of scalable, enterprise-ready data management solutions available through a select number of well-trained business partners.”