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Tech Data to Offer Endpoint Management Cloud Solutions Through Agreement With EarthLink

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced a distribution agreement with EarthLink Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:ELNK), a leading managed network and cloud solutions provider, to provide EarthLink's suite of managed cloud and support services to solution providers in the United States through the company's TDCloud business unit. EarthLink solutions are available immediately in Tech Data's Solutions Store, powered by StreamOne, its award-winning global IT platform.

Through the agreement, Tech Data will offer EarthLink's award-winning TechCare support service, a North America-based, fully outsourced white-label Help Desk as a Service for managed services providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs). Tech Data will also offer EarthLink's Cloud Workspace™ Desktop as a Service (DaaS), which allows solution providers and MSPs to easily deliver a configurable virtual desktop environment, providing easy administrative control for business applications and data. Cloud Workspace provides secure access for end users from any location on any device, via internet or private connections.

"Adding EarthLink to the TDCloud portfolio gives our solution providers access to services that manage end-to-end IT support, communications, and virtualization," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, TDCloud at Tech Data. "EarthLink cloud services are a natural fit for solution providers seeking to grow their cloud and managed services portfolio, while our Solutions Store and team of cloud experts make delivery simple and seamless. These scalable solutions from EarthLink are tailored to meet the diverse technology needs of solution providers and their end-user customers with minimal infrastructure or staffing investments."

EarthLink was recently recognized in CRN Magazine's 2014 Solution Provider 500 (SP500) list, which ranks the top 500 revenue-generating technology integrators in the U.S. and Canada whose forward-thinking approach to the channel helps solutions providers evolve and thrive in today's cloud- and services-driven IT era. Also this year, EarthLink earned the number-one ranking for the second straight year on the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world's top 501 MSPs.

"EarthLink has a robust partner network and maintains a strong ongoing commitment to the partner community," said Sherri Turpin, EarthLink Channel Chief. "This new agreement with industry leader Tech Data will enable us to offer these compelling services to an even wider set of IT partners including VARs and MSPs."

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

To learn more about TDCloud and EarthLink, please 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 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 www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About EarthLink

EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.) (Nasdaq:ELNK) provides managed network, security and cloud solutions for multi-location businesses. We help thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms and local governments deliver a reliable and engaging customer experience in their stores and branch offices. We do so by building and managing MPLS WAN networks, by providing virtualized infrastructure, security, hosted voice, secure WiFi and compliance solutions, and by offering exceptional customer care. We operate a nationwide network spanning more than 28,000 fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP service coverage. Our EarthLink Carrier™ division sells facilities-based wholesale telecommunications to other providers and our award-winning Internet services connect hundreds of thousands of residential customers across the U.S. For more, visit www.earthlink.com and follow @earthlink, LinkedIn and Google+.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation