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Avnet Technology Solutions Unveils the ’Power Premiers’ Road Show


Power Premiers Educates Partners and Their Customers on IBM’s Power Systems and Features a Private Screening of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is rolling out the red carpet for IBM Power™ Systems with a road show across the U.S. called “Power Premiers.” The Power Premiers, designed to help value-added reseller partners and their customers better understand the benefits of IBM’s Power Systems server platform, will be held on June 3, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. local time in ten cities from coast to coast.

Power Premiers will feature a presentation via satellite from IBM Senior Vice President and Group Executive Bill Zeitler. Zeitler will address attendees on how IBM Power Systems improve system availability, enable virtualization, increase system utilization and reduce energy costs.

“We’re committed to using innovative ways to help educate our customers on the latest trends and technology, which in turn enables them to develop comprehensive IT-based solutions for their customers,” said Tony Madden, senior vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, IBM Solutions group. “With the Power Premiers road show, our partners and their customers will learn firsthand how IBM Power Systems can solve IT challenges around system performance. We hope these events will create a dialogue between our partners and their customers, plus bring a little fun and adventure into their day.”

IBM Power Systems provide Aix, i and UNIX® customers with the single unified line of servers with simplified pricing, increased application choice, and reduced energy and administration costs. The recently announced Power Systems servers from IBM incorporate industry-leading POWER6™ processors.

Power Premiers will be held in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, and San Mateo, Calif. Following the presentation, partners and their customers will view a private screening of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.


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