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Avnet Embedded Boosts Storage Offering in Americas with EchoStreams Innovative Solutions

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with EchoStreams Innovative Solutions, LLC, a provider of specialized server and storage solutions. Avnet Embedded can now offer customers in the Americas purpose-built server and storage platforms to meet their custom digital content generation, delivery, presentation and archiving needs at off-the-shelf prices.

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“EchoStreams takes conventional off-the-shelf components and packages them to meet the different usage models of various vertical markets,” said John Salemme, vice president and general manager of Avnet Embedded. “These unique purpose-built platforms enable our mutual customers with limited IT infrastructure resources to leverage the economy of scale of mass-produced components, while enjoying the benefits of a highly flexible or customized solution.”

Among EcoStreams’ trademarked solutions are the DURAStreams™ high performance, high availability platforms; FLACHEStreams™ products to accelerate high performance computing and data center content delivery network applications; and GRIDStreams™ and SCALEStreams™ purpose-built scale-out compute and storage solutions, providing the platform for OEMs to build the next-generation data centers for the cloud. Target end user applications include cloud-integrated storage, VDI-redundant servers, software-defined storage, cloud DVR, video archive, media streaming, online transactional database storage, and both object and cold storage.

“EchoStreams is proud to join forces with Avnet Embedded, the global-leading value-added solution distributor for IT infrastructure technologies,” said Gene Lee, president and CEO of EchoStreams Innovative Solutions. “With its strong market access and global logistics capabilities, Avnet Embedded can help bring EchoStreams’ solutions to OEMs of all sizes, from fresh startups to global technology leaders.”

For more information, visit Avnet’s Embedded Solutions web page at http://bit.ly/1uwAAZj.

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About EchoStreams Innovative Solutions, LLC

EchoStreams is a highly specialized server and storage OEM/ODM solutions company, offering fully-customizable purpose-built solution platforms to system integrators and contract manufacturers. Product families include DuraStreams™ - high-availability redundant servers, FlacheStreams™ - high-density SSD flash servers, ScaleStreams™ - high-density storage systems, GridStreams™ - high-density compute platforms and OmniStreams™ - SMB server appliance platforms. Each solution is designed to address specific bottlenecks and problems faced by the solution providers and OEMs. EchoStreams is committed to drive the evolution of technologies behind IT infrastructures.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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