Distribution heavyweight Avnet Technology Solutions will look to help resellers succeed in the cloud market after bagging the IBM Cloud Builders Certification.
The badge will form part of the firm's SolutionsPath programme which contains four strands designed to help VARs build practices in cloud; storage and data management; datacentre optimisation and virtualisation; and unified communications, collaboration and mobility.
The cloud strand, dubbed CloudReady, aims to help partners skill up and start selling through training schemes, technology bundles and professional services.
Stephen Ennis, EMEA services business development director at Avnet, said: "The CloudReady practice encompasses a series of workshops, assessment services, briefings, universities and playbooks designed to help business partners architect cloud solutions based on the best technology services and solutions.
"This IBM certification endorses Avnet's and IBM's desire to help business partners quickly and successfully develop specialisation and take advantage of rapidly expanding markets while reducing the associated risks and costs."
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