Published: May 10th, 2017

Tech Data’s brand new Technology Solutions unit will get a boost from Dell EMC VxRail appliances and VxRack Systems to its network of channel partners with add-on cloud services, including resource-saving plug-ins. These plug-ins, designed for VMware vRealize Orchestrator environments, bring automation to existing infrastructures. It also lays a foundation for data centre transformation and cloud readiness. The new packaged add-ons and services boost partner revenue bases along with allow solution providers to develop their own practices.

Sid Earley, vice president, Dell EMC and VMware solutions for Tech Data in the Americas, said multi-vendor orchestration plug-ins can help partners automate servers across organizational silos and disparate companies or groups.

Tech Data’s new plug-ins include:

  • Facilitate creation or cancellation of IT service management transactions and tickets for managing process and data integration.
  • Leverage out-of-the-box sample workflows that accelerate time to market with near-immediate investment realization, while integrating into multi-vendor cloud solutions.

Gil Shneorson, senior vice president and general manager, VxRail Appliances, Converged Platforms & Solutions Division, Dell EMC, said Tech Data’s cloud services IP and plug-ins can provide resellers with an opportunity to add value to their customers’ hyper-converged environments, further simplifying their journey to private and hybrid cloud.

In addition, channel partners get access to both the Technology Solutions’ Cloud Marketplace and Tech Data’s cloud platform, StreamOne. Adding on to this access will be cognitive computing, the data centre, data analytics, the Internet of Things, mobility, security and enterprise networking.