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Tech Data Announces Partnership With AirVM to Offer White-Label Cloud Services for Solution Providers

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Tech Data Announces Partnership With AirVM to Offer White-Label Cloud Services for Solution Providers

06:00 EDT Thursday, August 08, 2013

CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced its partnership with AirVM Inc., a leader in commercialization for VMware clouds, to offer AirSembly through its TDCloud business unit. AirSembly, powered by AirVM, offers sophisticated white-label infrastructure, enabling resellers to cost-effectively brand, sell, and manage their own customized catalog of cloud services. The announcement was made in conjunction with the company's TDCloud Partner Summit, being held this week at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

"The TDCloud team has worked closely with AirVM to deploy a cloud services platform to meet the needs of our channel partners," said Bharath Natarajan, director, Product Marketing, TDCloud and Software Services at Tech Data. "AirVM's platform and infrastructure provides a selection of managed cloud services to our solution providers, giving them the ability to further customize their catalog of services, providing a seamless way to offer cloud solutions to their end users."

Tech Data will offer AirVM's Cloud Delivery and Commercialization Platform, built on the strength of VMware's virtualization infrastructure, providing solution providers with a new set of services under the Hosted AirSembly brand. As businesses move their IT applications to the cloud, the Hosted AirSembly service is equipped to address their needs and capture new cloud service revenues. Hosted AirSembly is ideal for resellers looking to sell cloud services and increase their revenues without having to heavily invest upfront in infrastructure.

"For decades, SMBs and enterprises have purchased their traditional IT products and services from VARs," said Joshua Vautour, chief executive officer at AirVM. "Hosted AirSembly, powered by AirVM, enables Tech Data partners to customize and sell cloud services off AirVM's robust carrier-grade VMware cloud, all while alleviating the challenge and expense of deploying and managing their own infrastructure. These services can be anything from bare bones virtual machines, customized Microsoft applications, or a suite of vertical specific applications. From start to finish, a Tech Data channel partner can build their own branded storefront, build their customized cloud service, and deploy IT services to their customers in less than ten minutes."

Tech Data's TDCloud business unit is a team of cloud experts dedicated to supporting Tech Data's channel of resellers through education, enablement, and adoption of cloud and subscription-based services. TDCloud is powered by Tech Data's StreamOne platform, an automated technology that scales the business and operational scope associated with cloud and subscription services.

To learn more about TDCloud, contact the TDCloud team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 87663, email tdcloud@techdata.com, or visit the TDCloud website.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

About AirVM

AirVM's industry-leading Cloud Commercialization Platform enables service providers, distributors and data center providers to roll out fully automated cloud services using a traditional IT distribution model of multi-tiered channel partners. For more information, visit www.airvm.com.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT
Amanda Lee
Public Relations Manager
(727) 538-5803
amanda.lee@techdata.com

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