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Anixter Inc. Selects Adaptiva to Scale Software Distribution Across their Global Enterprise

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SEATTLE—September 27, 2016Adaptiva, the market leader in smart scaling systems management, announced today that Anixter Inc., a global distributor of network, security, electrical, electronic, and utility power solutions, has chosen Adaptiva OneSite to enhance its ongoing Microsoft System Center Configuration (ConfigMgr) based software distribution. Anixter’s global footprint extends from its headquarters near Chicago to more than 300 cities in upwards of 50 countries. Anixter Inc. is the primary operating subsidiary of Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE), a Fortune 500 company with more than $7 billion in revenue.

“At Anixter we centralize our IT infrastructure while distributing configuration management responsibilities out to global network of IT teams. OneSite should help us to reduce administration efforts and speeds software delivery timelines for those teams by providing increased visibility and control over ConfigMgr content transfers,” said Andrew Goldberg, chief technology officer at Anixter. “We evaluated a number of different content distribution options before selecting Adaptiva.”

OneSite’s peer caching features enable companies, like Anixter, to store and share content without negatively impacting the network. With OneSite, companies gain the ability to view, pause, resume, reprioritize, and cancel any software deployment in real time. They can also accelerate software deployments by leveraging OneSite’s unique ability to predict and dynamically adjust to network conditions.

OneSite enables any Windows system to become a PXE server that can deliver OS images from a Virtual Storage Area Network that OneSite sets up automatically at each operating location. OneSite’s rapid enterprise operating system deployment (OSD) capabilities advance the power of ConfigMgr so enterprises can accelerate Windows OS migrations with increased speed and control over the content distribution process.

“Deploying software on a global scale requires sophisticated technology that can intelligently store and share content without requiring countless hours of manual intervention from system administrators, said Jim Souders, chief operating officer at Adaptiva. “OneSite’s scalable design empowers customers, like Anixter, to automate and simplify their operating system and software deployments across hundreds of worldwide locations. We look forward to working with Anixter.”

About Adaptiva

Adaptiva is a leading, global provider of IT systems management solutions that advance the power of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Founded in 2004 by the lead architect of Microsoft SMS 2003, Adaptiva enables IT professionals to securely speed enterprise-wide software deployments without adding costly servers or throttling network bandwidth. The company’s breakthrough peer-to-peer systems management technology uses intelligence, automation, and bandwidth optimization techniques to distribute content faster than any other systems management solution available today. Adaptiva’s suite of smart scaling systems management products includes OneSite™ for rapid content distribution and management, Client Health™ for endpoint security, troubleshooting, and remediation, and Green Planet™ for energy-efficient power management and patching. The company’s software is used by Fortune 500 companies and deployed on millions of devices in over 100 countries. Learn more at adaptiva.com.

About Anixter

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect, and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.

Anixter adds value to the distribution process by providing our customers access to 1) innovative supply chain solutions, 2) over 450,000 products and $1.2 billion in inventory, 3) approximately 320 warehouses/branch locations with approximately 9.0 million square feet of space and 4) locations in over 300 cities in more than 50 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.

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