Global IT solutions distributor Avnet announced today that it is the recipient of the Riverbed Technology Distribution Partner of the Year 2013 Award for the U.S. and Canada.
With the award, Riverbed recognizes that Avnet’s resources have ensured Riverbed solution providers and VAR partners can reach their business goals and increase their sales. Avnet’s SolutionsPath, for example, has helped Riverbed partners’ build their expertise in industries such as healthcare, government, and education.
“This award reflects the strong relationship between Avnet and Riverbed in championing solutions that improve network performance and application delivery,” said Scott Look, VP and GM, Connected and Secure Solutions, Americas, Avnet Technology Solutions. “Our relationship with Riverbed helps provide our partners with a critical set of appliances and tools to directly address their customers’ pain points, especially related to wide-area networks. Through our SolutionsPath practices, Avnet helps our partners develop the knowledge and skills needed to explore new revenue opportunities in highly-specialized markets.”
The Riverbed Partner Award celebrates partners that have enhanced Riverbed’s business both regionally and globally. Award winners become part of the Riverbed Performance Partner Network, an ecosystem of 2,200 partners across the globe.
“With this award, we applaud Avnet’s performance and achievements as a Riverbed partner, and look forward to Avnet continuing to raise the bar in delivering business value,” said Keith Hoskison, SVP, Worldwide Channels and Strategic Account Programs, Riverbed. “Riverbed and its partner network are focused on investing in an entire portfolio of products to help our joint customers implement the most complete application performance platform – the only platform that can detect and cure application and data delivery performance problems before end users even notice.”