Avnet Launches NetworkPath
If you’re already an Avnet partner, there’s good news. If you’re considering becoming an Avnet partner, there’s more reason to. Avnet is launching yet another “Path” to its existing Path Solutions, this time with a focus on the ‘fabric of networking’. If NetworkPath sound like something that piques your interest, read on.
Avnet’s Domenic Gianfrancesco, director of network solutions says, “NetworkPath is a natural addition to our existing SolutionsPath technology practices.” Over the phone, Gianfrancesco asserted that Avnet is uniquely interested in “accelerating growth and minimizing the risk” to help partners as much as possible.
Like all the Path’s Avnet has to offer, NetworkPath comes complete with a “University,” “Assessment Services” and “Playbooks.” The combination allows for comprehensive training linking real world knowledge and actual opportunities, along with toolkits for problem-solving and offering the best solutions, Avnet asserts. The idea is to enhance and teach partners the skills they need to develop a trusted relationship with their customer.
But with so many Paths to chose from, what goes under the NetworkPath umbrella? It’s a bit more obvious than you realize. All the hardware in the world is no good if it’s not connected correctly. As virtualization, servers and server storage increases, networking problems and connection hurdles can present themselves. NetworkPath wants to be a one-stop-shop for VARs that need to make the ‘fabric backbone’ all work together correctly.
Of course, existing partners can leverage NetworkPath solutions with their other Avnet technology and vertical market practices, notes Tim FitzGerald, Avnet’s technology solutions practices leader.