Adds HP Integrity, HP-UX and HP ProLiant Generation 8 Servers
to Portfolio; Introduces New Configuration Portal
CLEARWATER, Fla., July 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data
Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has expanded its HP
Solutions Group offering with the addition of HP Integrity and HP
ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers. Tech Data's HP Solutions Group
has also introduced an exclusive new portal, HP Advanced Customer
Experience Solution (ACES), which enables HP partners to proactively
manage requests, track service levels, and receive real-time reporting
on all HP enterprise servers, storage, and networking configurations.
"Tech Data is dedicated to the continued growth of our HP business,
with an increased focus on the enterprise business," said Joe Quaglia,
senior vice president of U.S. Marketing and president, TDMobility at
Tech Data. "HP Integrity systems deliver a mission-critical converged
infrastructure, providing a flexible foundation for HP partners. This
helps our resellers accelerate growth in the data center and continues
to position Tech Data as a leader in this important space."
HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, launched earlier this year, feature
intelligent technologies that automate tasks, eliminate up to 50
percent of manual operations and save clients millions of dollars in
operational costs in the average data center. These self-sufficient
innovations also enable the delivery of real-world acceleration of
important business applications like online transaction processing
(OLTP), virtualization, and video streaming.
"As enterprises modernize their IT environments, big data and cloud
computing present big opportunities and challenges for channel partners
as they evaluate new technology," said Tom Cahill, director,
Distribution Channel Sales, HP. "Working with Tech Data, resellers have
access to HP-UX, HP Integrity and HP ProLiant Gen8 systems to help
their customers boost data-center capacity while reducing power
requirements, improving performance and automating asset management."
HP ACES, Tech Data's new HP configuration portal, enables resellers to
effectively submit, manage, and report on all configuration requests
submitted to Tech Data via a customized web portal. Tech Data's HP
Solutions Group has been working closely with some of its top partners
to beta test the new portal, which was introduced at the HP Global
Partner Conference in Las Vegas earlier this year and will be generally
available for resellers in August 2012.
"Tech Data's new HP ACES portal will enable our resellers to more
easily manage and configure holistic HP solutions," said Quaglia. "With
this new tool and our recent expansion, Tech Data is demonstrating the
ongoing commitment of our HP Solutions Group to streamlining the
process and providing a proactive best-in-class experience for our
The expansion of Tech Data's HP Solutions Group further rounds out the
offering in Solution360, a collaboration between Tech Data and HP that
delivers complete solutions, unprecedented expertise, all-around
service, and conception-to-completion offerings for all of the IT needs
of HP channel partners. Tech Data also leverages its HP Solutions
Center in Clearwater, which is an HP Cloud Center of Excellence, to
enable its partners to access and experience the HP platform firsthand.
HP Integrity and HP ProLiant Gen8 servers are available through Tech
Data's HP Solutions Group. For more information or to speak with a
dedicated HP representative, contact the HP Solutions Group at (800)
237-8931, ext. 80174.
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 125,000
resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost
effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech
Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended
January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500(R). To learn
more, visit www.techdata.com.
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