Tech Data Named 2014 Distributor of the Year by Extreme Networks

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CLEARWATER, Fla., July 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it was named Distributor of the Year by Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXTR) for the second consecutive year at Extreme Networks' North America Partner Conference. During the event, which hosted more than 200 channel partners at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Extreme Networks recognized Tech Data for the highest levels of performance and strategic direction on the basis of revenues, technical certification, proven innovation and dedication, and customer feedback.

"We are honored to receive Extreme Networks' Distributor of the Year award for the second straight year," said Chuck Bartlett, senior vice president, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) at Tech Data. "This award reflects our strength in execution, world-class customer service, and the comprehensive value-added services and enablement programs that we provide our channel providers. We thank Extreme Networks for their valued support, teamwork and innovative approach to providing optimal networking solutions to customers."

In 2014, Tech Data has expanded its strategic relationship with Extreme Networks to provide top product inventory management, optimized channel provider recruitment, and innovative business development initiatives through its TeleSmart services and TDAgency, Tech Data's in-house channel marketing services agency. Additionally, Tech Data's AIS division offers the most comprehensive product and inventory available for Extreme Networks partners.

"Tech Data continues to help us drive business and grow our market presence by enabling solution providers to excel from the edge to the data center and was well-deserving of being named 2014 Distributor of the Year," said Theresa Caragol, vice president of Worldwide Channels for Extreme Networks. "Working with Tech Data has been a great experience and we look forward to continuing our great success together in the upcoming year."

For more information about Extreme Networks, or to become an authorized Tech Data solution provider, please contact Tech Data's dedicated Extreme Networks team at 800-237-8931, ext. 80303 or

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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading 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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