CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it will offer VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ to its channel of solution providers. Built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud Hybrid Service enables resellers to offer their customers a solution to transform their IT operations to the public cloud. "We are excited to offer VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ for resellers and their customers," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services at Tech Data. "Tech Data offers scalability, efficiency and enablement tools for resellers seeking to build their cloud portfolio, and the addition of vCloud Hybrid Service adds the agility and cost-effectiveness of a public cloud environment without the risk, cost and time of starting over. With the addition of vCloud Hybrid Service, we are further enabling our solution providers to systematically and strategically grow their cloud business." "VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ is a great value-add to our solution providers because of its cross functionally between data center technologies and hybrid virtualization," said Chuck Bartlett, vice president, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) at Tech Data. "Tech Data's dedicated VMware team offers technical support and consultation for integration of vCloud Hybrid Service into their current system, combined with the high quality customer service, enablement tools, webinars and education to our channel partners to best meet their business needs. At Tech Data, we partner with our resellers to ramp up and commute to enable virtual scale. We thank VMware for its continued partnership." With vCloud Hybrid Service, solution providers will be able to offer their customers a fast path to extend their data systems to the cloud. By offering this true hybrid cloud solution, resellers can deliver the infrastructure capabilities their customers need to run applications in the cloud—with no changes required to their current operating system. With its simplified management of both on-premise and off-premise environments and business-critical cloud infrastructure built on vSphere, vCloud Hybrid Service offers a seamless shift when entering the public cloud.