Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces
CapacityNow, an Innovative Utility Computing
Solution That Eliminates Unnecessary Data Center
With CapacityNow, customers of Avnet’s HP reseller partners can pay for only the capacity they actually
need, while benefiting from a secure, scalable IT infrastructure
June 08, 2011 10:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--HP Discover 2011 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT
solutions distribution leader and operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced a new utility
computing solution – CapacityNow™. Blending together the benefits of cloud computing and traditional IT
deployments, CapacityNow enables Avnet’s value-added reseller (VAR) partners to offer their customers
dedicated, on-site storage and blade servers that they pay for through a service arrangement based solely on how
much capacity they utilize. Partners can help their customers leverage technology with unparalleled agility to meet
their business goals of minimizing IT expenses and maximizing the efficiency and velocity of their data centers.
CapacityNow will initially be available to Avnet HP partners in the U.S. and Canada.
“To maximize efficiency and utilization, enterprises want to purchase only the computing capacity they initially need
and be able to seamlessly scale their computing infrastructure as the business grows,” said Tony Vottima, senior vice
president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, HP Solutions Group. “With CapacityNow,
Avnet’s HP partners can make this a reality for their customers. It gives our partners an innovative way to support
the financial goals of their customers, while still improving the efficiency, scalability and flexibility of their customers’
IT infrastructures. We are confident that CapacityNow will provide our partners’ customers with exactly what they
need and want, while creating incremental data center revenue opportunities for our partners.”
As a part of CapacityNow, Avnet will provide partners with assessment services to determine the storage and blade
server capacity needed to meet their customers’ baseline and anticipated capacity growth requirements. The utility
computing solution can also include buffer capacity, so customers can immediately scale up when demand increases.
The customers’ infrastructure capacity will be metered daily. With detailed utilization data provided by the monitoring
service, Avnet and the partner will be able to hold regular planning and review meetings to make certain the storage
and blade server capacity provided is fulfilling the customer’s exact requirements and needs.
CapacityNow is designed to offer customers an affordable and secure way to realize many of the benefits of private
cloud computing. Avnet’s partners will be able to help their customers lower the initial capital costs needed to buy
storage and server technology with those technology resources delivered as on-site IT resources with a usage-based
payment plan. It provides an alternative solution for customers looking to take advantage of the cost savings,
expandability and flexibility of cloud computing and who also want to reduce security and reliability concerns by
keeping key data and computing resources on their own premises.
“Our customers are looking for new, innovative ways to achieve the greatest agility possible in their data centers,
while meeting their companies’ financial goals,” said Al Chien, vice president of sales, Dasher Technologies, a
California-based, woman-owned company and Avnet partner. “CapacityNow will help us close deals faster because
it creates a cost-effective way to improve customers’ data center efficiency, while still providing room for growth.
With CapacityNow, we also have a built-in reason to have regular conversations with our customers about their data
center needs, which will further cement our position as a trusted advisor. CapacityNow gives the customer better
control and alignment between the latest IT technology and long-term utility computing needs.”
“Many customers have told us that it is difficult for them to accurately anticipate their exact capacity needs over a
three-to-five-year period,” said Chris Riley, vice president of Enterprise Storage – Americas, HP. “As a pay-for-use
solution, CapacityNow enables customers to purchase right-sized solutions for their needs today, while always
having the opportunity to extend and grow. It also allows them to achieve savings in capital expenditures that can be
CapacityNow is one of Avnet’s many offerings designed to help partners accelerate their data center solutions sales.
Partners can also gain greater specialization in the data center through Avnet’s SolutionsPath® practices, focused on
technologies including mobility, networking, security, storage and virtualization, and vertical markets, including
energy, finance, government, healthcare and retail.
Avnet will be discussing CapacityNow at HP Discover 2011. For additional information, please visit Avnet at booth
Watch this short Avnet video that illustrates the cost savings associated with CapacityNow.
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About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to
create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and
around the world. For fiscal year 2010, the group served customers in more than 70 countries and generated US
$8.19 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions (www.ats.avnet.com) is an operating group of Avnet,
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components,
computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet
accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more
than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended
July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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