Solutions II Wins Avnet’s “Innovation Architects Award” for Virtualization

Solutions II Wins Avnet's "Innovation Architects Award" for Virtualization

August 26, 2008

Today, Avnet Technology Solutions (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, announced the winner of the "Innovation Architects Award", selected from over 500 IBM business partners at the Avnet IGNITION Partner Conference 2008 being held this week at the Marriott Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. A team of judges evaluated architectural designs, implementation practices and total solution offerings by each partner and established rankings according to innovation, value, performance, reliability and manageability to select the winner.

This year, the award recognizes Solutions II for their unique ability and outstanding leadership in the Virtualization arena utilizing VMWare software. The global impact on virtualizing their customers' infrastructure along with careful considerations and architecture in regards to security, backup & recovery, storage, and the desktop were clear differentiators for Solutions II and their selection for this prestigious award.

Todd Bowling, President of Solutions II said, "We are proud and humbled by this distinguished honor and for being chosen by the Avnet Technology Solutions team. This award is a testament to the daily commitment by our Solutions Engineers and Solutions Architects in delivering world class solutions that drive real business value for our customers."

"The virtualization market is experiencing explosive growth, and companies are looking for new ways to deploy virtualization to further enhance their environments," said Tim FitzGerald, who leads the VirtualPathTM practice for Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "Solutions II's leadership in virtualization offers tremendous benefits to companies that are looking to tighten control of corporate assets, simplify desktop management and improve security while reducing operating and electricity costs. In concert with Avnet's new VirtualPathTM offering, Solutions II and all of our partners will be able to design and implement complete virtual desktop solutions that create clear business advantages for their customers."