Hitachi-Avnet partnership in IT infrastructure, now extends to India

30th April 2013
Hitachi-Avnet partnership in IT infrastructure, now extends to India

Bangalore, April 30 2013 -- Hitachi Data Systems Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and Avnet Technology Solutions, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc have joined in a distribution partnership across India and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The agreement allows Avnet to provide the entire portfolio of Hitachi Data Systems’ best-in-class technologies to customers through its strong network of value-added resellers and system integration channel partners.
Avnet's strong India and SAARC presence and value-add services will enable Hitachi Data Systems to grow its business through the channel and will provide the company with additional routes to market for its range of enterprise and mid-market solution offerings. As a key strategic India distribution partner of Hitachi Data Systems, Avnet will benefit from a strengthened storage offering and the opportunity to provide additional solutions such as file and content management, and converged infrastructure solutions to its valued channel partners and their customers.
Says Naresh Desai, country general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions India: "Businesses of all sizes are facing challenges when it comes to dealing with ever-growing amounts of mission-critical data and demanding compliance and regulatory requirements related to content storage. Customers are looking for storage solutions that allow them to quickly access the right data at the right time. With the addition of Hitachi Data Systems to our portfolio, Avnet will be able to help our partners develop and implement innovative infrastructure solutions for effective data management strategies to meet their customers' long-term needs."
Adds Yogesh Sawant, director, partner sales and field alliance organization, India, Hitachi Data Systems: “We are delighted to announce the extension of our partnership with Avnet. In today’s challenging business environment, organizations require superior technology and efficient asset utilization to help them innovate and grow their business in the emerging information economy. Our partnership with Avnet Technology Solutions will leverage Avnet’s robust distribution network along with our combined technology expertise to effectively address the information infrastructure requirements of our customers across the India and SAARC regions.”
With approximately 5,900 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. .
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. .