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Tech Data Offers Secure Colocation and Cloud Services Through Partnership With ViaWest

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CLEARWATER, Fla., March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) and ViaWest, a leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, today announced a U.S. distribution agreement to provide Tech Data's channel of solution providers with a complete suite of secure colocation and cloud solutions. Through the partnership, ViaWest's data center and pure cloud offerings are now available through Tech Data's TDCloud business unit in the company's award-winning Solutions Store.

"Our partnership with ViaWest offers solution providers a variety of cloud services that are strategically aligned with leading Tech Data vendor partners," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services at Tech Data. "As TDCloud continually expands its portfolio to provide the leading cloud solutions in the channel, the addition of ViaWest to our infrastructure-as-a-service offerings provides another reliable platform for our partners to grow their businesses."

As security risks continue to rise, businesses are seeking colocation services to protect their existing IT infrastructure, ensure systems integrity and scale growing data and storage requirements. With over 27 data centers throughout the Western United States, ViaWest offers a number of space options, from private suites, lockable cages, and cabinets. Additionally, ViaWest's cloud solutions leverage best-of-breed technology leaders like VMware and Cisco to offer public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions.

The addition of ViaWest's colocation and cloud services to Tech Data's Solutions Store enables solution providers to meet growing market demands for their end-user customers to ensure data security and availability, meet compliance requirements, grow and scale with cloud, and increase uptime and profitability for their businesses.

"ViaWest is excited to announce its strategic partnership with Tech Data, which amplifies our market reach with partners and enables us to offer businesses a unique combination of solutions that meet the demands of an ever-changing technology landscape," said Nancy Phillips, president and chief executive officer of ViaWest. "Collectively, we provide value-added solutions that address compliance and security requirements across a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare and financial services, among others."

Tech Data's TDCloud business unit is a team of cloud experts dedicated to supporting our channel of solution providers through education, enablement, and adoption of cloud and subscription-based services. TDCloud is powered by Tech Data's StreamOne platform, an automated buying, selling, provisioning and billing system for cloud and subscription-based services technology that scales the business and operational scope.

To learn more about TDCloud, contact the TDCloud team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 87663, email tdcloud@techdata.com, or visit the TDCloud website.

About Tech Data

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. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, and is ranked No. 119 on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About ViaWest

ViaWest is the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America. They enable businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to deliver the right balance of cost, scalability and security. Their data center services include a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit their YouTube channel.

CONTACT: Amanda Lee Public Relations Manager (727) 538-5803 amanda.lee@techdata.com

Source:Tech Data Corporation

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