Tech Data Announces Partnership With Panduit

CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced its partnership with Panduit, a global leader in Unified Physical Infrastructure SM (UPI)-based solutions, to provide intelligent data center solutions to its channel of solution providers. Through the partnership, Panduit's physical infrastructure solutions are now available for purchase through Tech Data's Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division. The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data's AIS Data Center and Security Solutions Partner Summit, being held this week at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St. Petersburg, Fla.

"We are pleased to enter into this key partnership with Panduit, which provides our channel of solution providers best-in-class products and pre-configured solutions that are strategically aligned with leading Tech Data vendor partners," said Chuck Bartlett, vice president and general manager, AIS Division at Tech Data. "Through this partnership, Panduit's intelligent data center offerings will give solution providers the opportunity to increase sales, improve profitability and differentiate themselves from competition. As part of the AIS division, Panduit provides reliable and scalable infrastructure that can be deployed across multiple technology platforms."

As a result of the constantly changing, complex IT landscape, the data center will continue to face unique demands on its physical infrastructure. The addition of Panduit data center solutions to its AIS portfolio will help Tech Data resellers meet these growing demands, enabling increased productivity and profitability for their businesses. Features include:
  • Intelligent Data Center Solutions: Streamlines the process of designing, specifying, installing, and managing the increasingly complex physical infrastructure necessary to optimize the data center.
  • Data Center Advisory Services: Provides a full range of complementary physical infrastructure layering services to help with assessment, design, and maintenance, ultimately sustaining solutions that deliver operational flexibility to reduce costs and meet future requirements.
  • Intelligent Software and Hardware: Enables effective optimization of the data center space, power, and capacity planning through savings in energy and durability costs.

"This strategic partnership with Tech Data aligns our solutions with those of our mutual technology partners, extending our market reach," said Steve Luczkiw, vice president, Channel Partners at Panduit. "Together, we provide end-to-end solutions which bridge the gap between the logical architecture and physical infrastructure, providing best-in-class data center solutions through our partner ecosystems to their customers."

For more information about Panduit, or to speak with Tech Data's AIS team, please contact 800-228-7901 or panduit@techdata.com.

About Tech Data

Ranked No. 119 on the Fortune ® 500, 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 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

About Panduit

Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical Infrastructure SM (UPI)-based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner ( www.panduit.com).
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