Avnet to Aggregate VMware vCloud

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Avnet has announced it has been selected as an aggregator in EMEA for VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers who want to offer managed services built on vCloud Air.

The VMware Managed Service Provider (MSP) model enables vCloud Air Network Service Providers to maintain their existing relationship with aggregators like Avnet, while enabling a new revenue stream reselling VMware vCloud Air. The programme’s VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery offering also enables Service Providers to ensure business continuity for their customers in the event of a data centre failure and the freedom to readily move workloads among private, public and hybrid clouds.

“This new offering will enable our partners to help their customers grow their cloud businesses by increasing revenue streams and managing data centre costs,” said Dieter Lott, vice president business development, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA. “This programme offers MSPs a unique opportunity to deliver additional public and hybrid cloud services. We can build further on our relationship with VMware by continuing to address the demand for cloud services in EMEA, as well as deliver a market-first service in Turkey.”

“We welcome Avnet as an aggregator in the VMware vCloud Air Network in EMEA,” said Graham Crich EMEA director, Cloud and Service Provider Partners, VMware. “Since 2008, VMware has been working with our partners to provide customers with a simple and flexible path to the cloud. We are pleased to have Avnet in the MSP model to help Service Providers differentiate their businesses through managed services.”

Adopting proven VMware technology that customers already use in their existing data centres, VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers can accelerate their business growth by offering to customers, trusted and secure public and hybrid cloud services, along with managed services.

The VMware vCloud Air Network supports customers with increased service flexibility, greater options for global cloud services and the choice of local VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider partners in more than 100 countries globally.