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cStor Receives Avnet’s Financial Solutions Award

Avnet Partner Award - PhotoScottsdale, Az. – February 4, 2015 – cStor, a leading provider of data center and cloud technology solutions, today announced that it is a recipient of the 2014 Avnet Financial Solutions Award for the U.S., as part of Avnet Technology Solutions Americas’ inaugural Avnet Partner Awards. The Avnet Partner Awards recognize the company’s valued partners for excellence in delivering on customer needs and driving business results. The awards program tracks, measures and rewards Avnet’s U.S. and Canadian partners for their performance in the IT channel with 10 awards across eight categories.

“We’re honored to be selected for the Avnet Partner Awards,” commented Larry Gentry, cStor President and COO. “Our mission is to always do the right thing for our clients. That means combining leading-edge solutions from a variety of technology and service options, and giving clients flexible, cost-effective financial options to leverage such solutions. We simply couldn’t do that without valued distribution partners such as Avnet.”

cStor specializes in architecting and implementing complex information management solutions focused on datacenter and cloud technologies, designed to leverage virtualization and reduce costs while providing high availability, application performance improvements and improved data protection techniques.

“With this award, we recognize cStor’s performance and achievements as an Avnet partner, and look forward to cStor continuing to raise the bar in delivering business value and market growth,” said Jeff Bawol, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Together with our partners, Avnet remains focused on investing in an entire portfolio of products and services to enable our mutual customers to transform technologies into complete business solutions and accelerate their success.”

APA_winners_jpgAvnet will formally recognize the winners of the Avnet Partner Awards at its annual Avnet Technology Solutions Partner Summit to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, November 9-11, 2015. This event will bring together hundreds of Avnet’s top partner and supplier executives and dozens of industry leaders to share their perspectives on the evolving IT landscape. To learn more, contact your Avnet account manager or email:

Avnet Technology Solutions is the world’s leading global IT solutions provider and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). Leveraging its extensive resources, strategic alliances, technology expertise and network makes it easier and more affordable to enter and excel in high-growth technology and vertical markets worldwide. At a time when solutions delivery equals business performance, Avnet is committed to offering – together with its partners – the most complete platform to enable organizations to grow their business and better leverage global resources. Avnet accelerates its customers’ growth by providing the tools, resources and services to help them create competitive advantages. By working with a broad and diverse alliance of partners, Avnet extends the value of the platform with a range of implementation, integration and value-added services.

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About cStor
cStor helps companies strategize, create, and implement data center solutions that address business needs. Now more than ever, innovative clients know that IT can be a highly-impactful enabler of business transformation, cost reduction, and competitive advantage. cStor’s proven capabilities with key data center technologies provide clients with a fresh perspective, the ability to collaborate with recognized data center experts, and the confidence that goals will be met. cStor’s team dedicates significant amounts of time and energy to be proficient in data center technologies. Hundreds of clients understand this value proposition—they know a focused, collaborative relationship with a creative, knowledgeable partner delivers superior results. For more information, visit

About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for the fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

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

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Phone: 480-760-213

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Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Phone: 480-308-0284

    About Larry Gentry
    Larry Gentry is responsible for providing clients with innovative cybersecurity, infrastructure and cloud solutions for the healthcare, manufacturing, government, education, retail, insurance and utility industries. His business acumen and management expertise stem from years of senior level leadership and high-tech management experience with companies such as Kroger, Kohl’s department stores and Shopko. Larry attended Lewis and Clark College along with Mt. Hood Community College prior to beginning his management career and holds multiple industry certifications. Larry has been involved with the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association since 2008, holding past roles of Board Chair, Walk Chair and currently leads their efforts for corporate engagement and sponsorship.
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