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Avnet Intros De-Dupe for Sun

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and a distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today announced the immediate availability of an inline data de-duplication solution to help Avnets Sun Microsystems partners in the U.S. and Canada expand their storage offerings.

The new solution incorporates industry-leading products from Sun and Diligent Technologies, a world-class innovator in enterprise-class disk-based data protection solutions. It is designed to help Avnet’s Sun partners meet the unique storage needs of their small-to-mid-sized business (SMB) customers by providing them with a cost-effective solution that improves back up processes, reduces infrastructure costs, ensures data integrity and reliability, and simplifies management and support.

“Avnet is committed to investing in the solutions, markets and services that will help our partners grow their businesses and gain a competitive advantage,” said Mike Hurst, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions Americas, Sun Solutions group. “Our data de-duplication solution is a perfect example of this commitment. The solution gives our partners a unique offering for the SMB market helping them to maximize their customers’ current storage investments and provide a compelling cost savings.”

Avnet Inc.