OREANDA-NEWS. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has joined the VMware Partner Professional Services Program (PPSP) as an Enterprise partner. This membership demonstrates Avnet’s continued efforts to sell and deliver consulting services engagements in concert with its partner community, with an emphasis on helping its global partners move their customers to the software-defined enterprise.

Through services-focused training, access to VMware IP materials, and sales and delivery support, the VMware Partner Professional Services Program empowers VMware partners to create a profitable services practice, while continuing to drive customer adoption of VMware solutions.

“Avnet already has strong VMware-certified capabilities and resources as they relate to software-defined enterprises, and our participation in this program further emphasizes our commitment to the success of our VMware partners,” said Mike Heintzelman, Avnet’s vice president of global suppliers. “The benefits of this program will positively augment our existing resources, and our team stands ever-ready to continue building on the success that we’ve enjoyed with VMware for more than a decade.”

“VMware is pleased to have Avnet join the VMware Partner Professional Services Program, which enables them to distinguish themselves by providing organizations with a comprehensive solutions approach through the software-defined data center,” said Teri Bruns, vice president, Partner Services, Worldwide Partner Organization, VMware. “We value our collaboration with Avnet and look forward to our continued success together.”