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Tech Data Launches TDCloud

Tech Data Corporation, a leading distributor of technology products, today announced the introduction of TDCloud and the TDCloud Academy to enable their Value-Added Reseller (VAR) customers to profit from new cloud-based revenue streams by providing industry-proven solutions, services, support and training they need to be successful.

TDCloud is a set of products, services and enablement tools available from Tech Data that help VAR customers find, develop and close Cloud opportunities, from the Data Center to the edge, whether it’s private, public or hybrid cloud architectures. “We’re on a mission to connect end-customer demand for alternative IT computing and consumption together with the most robust IT Vendor solutions that are selling today to ensure our VARs can profit from this transformational shift occurring in our industry – right now,” said Tech Data Senior Vice President of Marketing Joe Quaglia. “TDCloud and TDCloud Academy are our first steps in accomplishing this mission.”

TDCloud’s solutions are based on three unique VAR offerings: Cloud Builder, Cloud Provider and Cloud Reseller.

  • Cloud Builder includes products such as servers, storage, networks, virtualization and security that help VARs build private clouds for their end-user customers—either on- or off-premise.
  • Cloud Provider caters to VARs who have built or are interested in building their own cloud infrastructure to offer cloud services and computing resources as a hosted solution to their end-user customers.
  • Cloud Reseller leverages existing public cloud infrastructures and resources available to VARs under white-label branding and packaging that enable VARs to sell cloud solutions without the requirement of costly infrastructure, integration and implementations.

Tech Data has aligned with industry-leading IT vendors to offer solutions and programs that create scalable, secure and configurable computing infrastructures for today’s business needs, regardless of the many types of Cloud offerings its VARs are bringing to their end-customers. These include helping VARs establish their own cloud services with offerings such as on-premise private clouds, or a wide variety of IT vendor public solutions such as Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like collaboration and security.

Tech Data’s TDCloud Academy is a tiered educational program where resellers can find the resources and training they need to make cloud a profitable part of their business. TDCloud Academy provides reseller customers with the answers they need most, including defining ‘Cloud’ and helping them get started, as well as instilling in them the expertise to make their cloud business increasingly successful.

“Tech Data has been a strong advocate for CCB as we transitioned our business and our customers to the Cloud, providing us with the products, support, information and training we needed to stay ahead of the curve,” said CCB, Inc. Executive Vice President Patrick Booth. “We look forward to TDCloud being a key factor in enabling us to effectively meet the needs of our customers as they embrace the Cloud and our continued growth with Tech Data as our Cloud partner.”

“Tech Data does more than just put the right products in our customers’ hands,” explained Quaglia, “We provide our reseller customers with end-to-end support—from initial assessment and vendor-focused training, certification and authorization, to system configuration and final delivery to the end-user.”

Published Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:56 PM by David Marshall
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