Tech Data Named Distributor of the Year by Extreme Networks

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced it was named Distributor of the Year for 2013 by Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXTR) at its Global Channel Partner event last week in Miami, Fla. During the event, Extreme Networks recognized the highest levels of performance, strategic direction and ongoing commitment shown by channel partners, selecting award winners on the basis of revenues, business performance, technical certification, proven innovation and dedication, and customer feedback.

"We are honored to receive the 2013 Distributor of the Year award from Extreme Networks, affirming our commitment to offer the broadest and best networking solutions to the IT channel," said Chuck Bartlett, vice president and general manager, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) at Tech Data. "Through our partnership with Extreme Networks, we're able to provide access and enablement to resellers seeking AIS solutions offerings, across the data center, wireless and campus network markets. We thank Extreme Networks for their continued partnership."

In 2013, Tech Data accelerated its partnership with Extreme Networks, providing best-in-class product inventory management, optimized channel partner recruitment, and innovative business development initiatives through its TeleSmart services and TDAgency.

"Tech Data was selected as Extreme Networks' Distributor of the Year in 2013 for its achievements and role as a strategic partner to Extreme Networks and our channel partners," said Theresa Caragol, vice president, Global Partners and Channels for Extreme Networks. "From its achievements in business development and channel recruitment to product and inventory availability, Tech Data truly shined in 2013 and we look forward to another terrific year."

For more information or to speak with Tech Data's AIS team, please contact 800-237-8931.

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, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXTR) sets the new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and best-in-class service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at

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