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Avnet Teams with Micro Focus to Expand its Security and Enterprise Software Offerings in Mexico

Collaboration will enable partners to provide their customers in the financial and retail industries with customized solutions


Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), a global enterprise software company, are collaborating to provide partners with security and enterprise software solutions in Mexico. As a result of this agreement, Avnet partners will have access to the Micro Focus portfolio, which is founded on more than 40 years of industry expertise. With Micro Focus and its SUSE product line, partners will be able to help their customers innovate faster and with less risk. Partners can use Micro Focus’ products to create solutions for heterogeneous IT environments, enabling them to meet the customers’ demands, especially with regard to increasingly complex and industry-oriented trends such as mobility, cloud and security.

“The rapid pace of technology innovation today has created not only an incredible increase in the demand for applications and access to information, but has also resulted in highly complex IT infrastructure architecture,” said Eduardo Barron, vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and the Caribbean. “We added Micro Focus to our portfolio to provide our partners with a new way to help them deal with the complexity their customers are facing. Partners can rely on Avnet’s solutions specialist expertise to enhance their capabilities to build, operate and secure their customers’ IT systems.”

The Micro Focus portfolio available to Avnet partners includes the following:

  • Application delivery and testing
  • COBOL development and mainframe solutions
  • Collaboration
  • Solutions for the data center
  • Endpoint devices management
  • Network and files services
  • Identity and access management
  • Security management
  • Terminal emulation
  • Migration of workloads and disaster recovery

In addition, Avnet business partners will also have access to the SUSE portfolio, which includes the following:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise, market-leading operating system, for x86, POWER and System Z architectures
  • Management of environments with Linux solutions
  • Cloud solutions based in OpenStack
  • Storage defined by software
  • Identity access and security solutions
  • Development and IT operations management tools
  • Host connectivity solutions
  • Collaboration and networking solutions
  • A separate SUSE portfolio, including solutions for Enterprise Linux, OpenStack private cloud, software-defined storage and other IT infrastructure management

“Avnet is the ideal partner to help Micro Focus grow our partner ecosystem and customer base in Mexico,” said Pedro Lopez, pre-sales manager, Micro Focus, Mexico. “Avnet’s strength in developing complete value-added solutions focused on customer needs, consultative technical and market-area expertise, and a solutions specialist approach will give partners the ability to quickly grow their security and enterprise software businesses. With Micro Focus and Avnet, partners can help their customers innovate faster and with less risk by building, operating and securing applications and business-critical infrastructure.”

The new relationship with Micro Focus enhances Avnet’s ability to enable its channel partners to capitalize on the high-growth, next-generation technologies driven by software that are redefining the future. Partners will be able to engage Avnet’s dedicated solutions specialists to develop complete security and enterprise software solutions. Through its solutions specialist approach, Avnet also provides the channel with in-depth expertise in complementary technology market segments, including the cloud, cognitive computing, data analytics, the data center, the internet of things (IOT), mobility, and enterprise networking.

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