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vnet Enhances Its Virtualization, Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Offerings with Double-Take Software


TEMPE, Ariz. -- Avnet Technology Solutions today announced an Americas distribution agreement with Double-Take(R) Software (Nasdaq: DBTK). Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will provide Double-Take recoverability software to its value-added reseller (VAR) partner community. Double-Take Software complements offerings in Avnet’s portfolio from Citrix, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and VMware. By adding Double-Take products to its lineup, Avnet gives partners the ability to create comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery solutions with hardware, software and services.

’Data is one of the most valuable assets of any organization, and companies have a vested interest in its protection and recoverability,’ said Tim FitzGerald, Virtualization & Consolidation Solutions group leader, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. ’Double-Take offers an affordable solution for businesses protecting their data in physical and virtual environments. Avnet has all the pieces of the puzzle, so partners can create complete virtualization solutions that help their customers protect critical applications and information, minimize down time and manage data.’

Double-Take Software is a leading provider of easy-to-use software for recoverability, including continuous data protection, application availability and system state protection. Its products protect and recover business critical data and applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL and SharePoint, in physical and virtual environments. Double-Take supports Microsoft and Linux-based systems.

’Every second counts when a company’s systems go down,’ said Jerry Gregory, vice president of strategic alliances at Double-Take Software. ’We’re committed to providing the data migration and virtualization tools that let companies get back up and running quickly. Avnet recognizes the business value of this type of solution to customers. By working together, we’ll be able to expand our customer base through their channel and ensure companies are prepared for disasters and outages.’

’Our customers look to us to guide them in data protection and disaster recovery,’ said Mike Steiner, president, High Plains Technology. ’Now that Avnet and Double-Take are working together, we have a proven, affordable option for our customers at small and medium-sized businesses. Since Double-Take works with a variety of hardware platforms, applications and environments, we’ll be able to strengthen our trusted advisor role with customers by bringing data and disaster recovery solutions to the table that build on existing systems investments.’


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