Tech Data Becomes a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider in India

Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that its Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet, can now deliver Microsoft’s entire Cloud portfolio, inclusive of Azure, SaaS and PaaS, to their valued channel partners across India via the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. This builds upon the successful relationship between Microsoft and Technology Solutions in Australia and recent signing in Vietnam, and will enable partners in India to build profitable businesses in the cloud and create more recurring revenue.

“This is the next step in turning our vision to be the leader in next-generation technology distribution into reality,” said Naresh Desai, vice president, specialist business, Asia Pacific at Tech Data. “Powered by an industry pioneer like Microsoft, our portfolio of cloud solutions will enable our partners to embrace new consumption models, transform IT and drive business growth.”

“As the need for a robust, yet affordable, IT infrastructure rises, cloud computing presents a significant value proposition to customers and service providers,” said Sundaresan Kanappan, country general manager, India at Tech data. “This strategic collaboration will focus on every client’s specific compute needs whilst providing them the flexibility and opportunity to scale their businesses.”

“We are extremely excited to partner with Technology Solutions,” said, Manish Sharma, lead – SMB Business, Microsoft India. “Businesses in India recognize the transformative power of technology and see it as an enabler of change. The combination of Microsoft’s cloud offerings and Technology Solutions’ reach across India, will accelerate cloud adoption in India and enable the digital transformation of businesses.”

Cloud computing holds tremendous potential for enterprises looking to accelerate sales and revenue without having to rely on their own IT resources. Microsoft Cloud Solutions enable partners to offer their customers access to enterprise-level IT at affordable price points. This partnership will help customers adopt a robust cloud architecture and service model, leapfrogging the traditional investment in enterprise IT.

Technology Solutions has a strong presence in India, where it is expanding its portfolio of services to include customized cloud solutions for businesses across industry verticals, including retail, logistics, manufacturing, banking and financial services, public sector and education, and more. Utilizing their technical expertise, market knowledge and trusted business relationships, paired with Microsoft’s industry-leading solutions, Technology Solutions provides partners with new opportunities and ongoing channel support, including training, enablement, lead generation, co-marketing, technical integration and services.

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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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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