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The space continues to heat up... It will be interesting to see how things advance at VMworld next week.
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Employees are most recommending CloudLock, Nutanix, Apprenda, SendGrid, Plex Systems, Cloud Sherpas, FinancialForce.com, Duo Security, Pure Storage and MarkLogic to their friends interested in working at an enterprise cloud computing startup. 43% of the most funded enterprise cloud computing startups are in the Bay Area, 17% in Boston, 5% in New [...]
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Congratulations to @Avnet on being recognized by @CIOMagazine for the CIO Hall of Fame and CIO 100 #CIOHOF #CIO100 http://avnet.me/69928
Avnet, Inc. has been named a recipient of the 2015 CIO 100. The 28th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT)
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Cisco acquires Piston Cloud Computing, will use to ramp up Intercloud offerings | ZDNet http://ow.ly/NQiMX
Piston gives Cisco more muscle around distributed systems and automated deployment, in addition to adding another level of infrastructure to the Cisco OpenStack private cloud.
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IBM brings OpenStack to its SoftLayer cloud | ITworld http://ow.ly/NMnQc
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HP Helion CloudSystem broadens its reach into hybrid clouds | ZDNet http://ow.ly/NMnz5
HP launches the ninth version of its Helion CloudSystem suite of tools for automating, orchestrating, and controlling private and public cloud infrastructure.
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Interesting details on majority of Cloud Adoption planning
Cisco says cloud is entering the second wave, but only 1 percent of companies have what it classifies as an optimized strategy.
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.@Avnet reports organic sales growth in today’s earnings announcement http://avnet.me/06917 $AVT
Fiscal Year 2015 Organic Sales Growth of 5% in Constant CurrencyAnd Continued Progress in Financial Performance PHOENIX-...
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Watch @Avnet CEO Rick Hamada on @MadMoneyOnCNBC today with @jimcramer talk about Avnet’s Q4 FY15 results. #techupdate http://avnet.me/06917
Fiscal Year 2015 Organic Sales Growth of 5% in Constant CurrencyAnd Continued Progress in Financial Performance PHOENIX-...
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.@Avnet moves up nine places to number 108 on this year’s #Fortune500. http://avnet.me/90124
FORTUNE Magazine unveiled that global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) ranked No. 108 on the 2015 FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S. companies based on the company’s $27.5 billion in sales in fiscal year 2014. Avnet improved its ranking on the list, moving up from No. 117 in 2014
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IBM buys Blue Box, adds OpenStack private cloud as a service | ZDNet http://ow.ly/NQiJh
There's a run on OpenStack related companies. IBM acquired Blue Box, which offers private clouds as a service via OpenStack.
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Docker death blow to PaaS? The fat lady isn’t singing just yet folks • The Register http://ow.ly/NMnFi
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Avnet CloudReady™ prepares you to quickly enter and capture a long-lasting, profitable stake in the Cloud computing market.
Introduction

Whether you wish to specialize in Cloud computing or simply augment your solution offering in existing markets, CloudReady helps you achieve your goals faster and with minimal investment through the following enablement programs, professional services and targeted Cloud solution offerings:

Education and Technical Training

Gain the specialized knowledge and skills needed to quickly build and grow a profitable Cloud computing practice, including how to:

  • Gain a common understanding of the Cloud and its key drivers and stakeholders
  • Identify and pursue the right opportunities for your business
  • Build the skills needed to enter the market, sell and deliver cloud solutions
  • Determine which suppliers and strategies are best suited to your market focus

Avnet has created Cloud partner training modules that are dedicated to educating your sales and technical staff. To learn more or to sign up for this training, click here

Cloud Professional Services

Leverage the following targeted services to support the consultative sale of Cloud solutions within your customers' data center environments:

  • Cloud Strategy Workshop: A one-day billable end-customer engagement targeted at the C-level and Senior IT Management. The workshop provides an executive overview and education on cloud computing as well as an interactive discovery process to create a shared cloud vision and approach for the organization. Key findings and recommended next steps are documented and presented in a final deliverable.
  • Assessment: A three week professional services engagement that uses quantitative and qualitative analysis to provide the end-customer organization with the information needed for sound decision-making in determining a go forward strategy and migration path to cloud computing. Deliverables include a roadmap with actionable next steps and recommendations to achieve the desired level of cloud maturity.
  • Solution Design and Development: Determine the best private Cloud configuration and architect the solution or public Cloud service and evaluate supplier offerings.
  • Implementation: Integrate Cloud services into the customer's environment.
  • Management: Provide managed or hosted Cloud services to optimize solution performance for your customers.
Cloud Solutions

Target high-growth market opportunities by providing Cloud solutions in each of these areas:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)