Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of its business alliance with network technology provider Juniper Networks. For a decade, the companies have collaborated to help educate and enable partners to enhance the connectivity of their customers' IT infrastructures with security, switching, and routing solutions in seven countries: Australia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Netherlands, and the U.K.
"Big data and analytics, cloud computing and mobility are driving an exponential increase in connectivity and security demands, and these trends are expected to define the technology industry for the next decade," said Patrick Zammit, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Global. "As a result, security and networking presents one of the greatest growth opportunities for our partners. Avnet's 10-year relationship with Juniper Networks has given our partners a solid foundation in this market. With Juniper Networks, we will continue to look for new opportunities to build upon our mutual success and help our partners address their customers' business needs related to security and networking as this market evolves."
Avnet provides its Juniper Networks partners with a range of services and support designed to help extend and enhance their strategic value to customers. These include dedicated and highly-certified teams of pre- and post-sales technical engineers; professional services including assessments, network health checks, network design and installation, migration, and a 24/7 technical support team; and a large pool of Juniper Networks' products for demonstrations.
"Avnet brings technical and enablement leadership across our portfolio of routing, switching and security solutions. Their community of highly-skilled partners understands the needs of our customers and plays a key role in accelerating Juniper Networks' success," said Mitch Lewis, vice president, APAC Partners, Juniper Networks.
"Netsol is committed to partnering with leading technology vendors and distributors," said Theo Dimopoulos, managing director, Netsolutions Australia. "As a Juniper Networks Elite partner, we have maintained a strong relationship with Avnet for over a decade. We value Avnet's experience as a Juniper distributor, their product knowledge and logistical support enables us to service our clients better."
Avnet provides partners with a wide variety of resources to strengthen their security and networking expertise. For example, Avnet has been recognized as a Juniper Networks Authorized Education Center (JNAEC) in the U.K., with courses available related to attack prevention, firewalls, routing, secure access, security platforms, switching, and virtual private networks (VPNs). Avnet also offers in-depth education and market enablement programs for partners focused on security and networking through its SolutionsPath® methodology, an industry-recognized approach to help partners develop specialization in high-growth markets.
In addition, Avnet has proven expertise in effectively collaborating with partners to transform customers' ideas into real business value. It holds more than 250 Juniper Networks sales and technical certifications, including Authorized Design Specialist, Data Center Cloud Computing and Architectures, and Juniper Networks Partner Advantage, Champion level. Avnet continues to be recognized throughout its decade-long relationship with Juniper Networks for its ability to help partners grow their security and networking businesses. Avnet was honored as the 2007, 2008 and 2010 Juniper Networks Distributor of the Year for Australia and New Zealand, 2012 Distribution Partner of the Year for India, and most recently as the Juniper Networks U.K Distributor of the Year in 2014, in addition to receiving awards for its marketing achievements in the U.K.