Avnet, Inc. has announced the expansion of its portfolio to include co-location solutions from CoreSite, a leading provider of data center and interconnection services with direct access to leading cloud providers such as AWS, Google, and Microsoft. With CoreSite’s 17 data centers across eight major metropolitan areas in the U.S., this expansion will bolster Avnet’s already strong portfolio of trusted co-location providers that enable hybrid cloud environments. CoreSite’s services will be available in the Avnet catalog as a standard available offering as well as through the Avnet Cloud Marketplace, empowering Avnet partners to help their customers move into off-premise, multi-tenant data center models.

 “Avnet’s new relationship with CoreSite makes it simpler than ever for partners to capitalize on the growing demand among customers for hybrid cloud environments,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of Avnet’s digital transformation business in the Americas. “CoreSite’s co-location solutions combined with the strength of Avnet’s cloud and hybrid data center services will help partners quickly solve for common customer challenges in the cloud, including cost, performance and security. This is another great example of how Avnet continues to innovate its cloud solutions that span all solutions aspects, including design, integration, delivery, implementation, migration and disposal.”

Avnet provides custom co-location solutions at market-competitive rates. These services can help increase revenue opportunities for partners as well as enable them to provide end-to-end solutions for their customers.

“CoreSite supports Avnet’s strategic vision to bring hybrid cloud solutions to the market, providing their valued partners with enterprise-class facilities, a broad diversity of networks and a rich ecosystem of customers, including AWS, Microsoft and Google,” said Dave Sroka, vice president, Channel Sales, at CoreSite. “CoreSite provides exceptional customer experience in every aspect of our business — from our experienced channel team and pre-sales resources to our trained and certified personnel that manage and support the data center.”

The Avnet Cloud Solutions team supplies partners with strategic guidance, resources and packaged offerings to quickly build and grow an off-premise, annuity-based cloud computing business. Avnet’s ecosystem of world-class cloud providers and unmatched training and enablement make the transition to the cloud easier, more efficient and more cost-effective. Delivered through trusted cloud providers, Avnet’s packages and custom co-location solutions include no upfront capital requirements, highly available redundant/blended bandwidth, and enterprise-class data centers. Additionally, partners can leverage Avnet’s IT services, including orchestration and automation, to create more complete offerings for cloud solutions.

Partners can access cloud solutions through the Avnet Cloud Marketplace. This one-stop shop offers access to comprehensive solutions from leading cloud service providers, flexible payment models and Avnet’s sophisticated management and optimization tools.