Tech Data Offering Springpath Software to Enhance Data Center Infrastructure

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced an exclusive agreement with Springpath to offer their data platform software—a single platform for all application data that runs on standard servers—to solution providers in the United States. Springpath data platform software is available through Tech Data's Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division.

"We are excited about the agreement with Springpath, providing complete compute and storage infrastructure solutions to the channel," said Chuck Bartlett, senior vice president, AIS at Tech Data. "The agreement with Springpath will allow us to offer more bundled solutions across the data center, leveraging a common enterprise-ready, server-centric data platform for all applications. Springpath's strategic alignment with leading Tech Data vendor partners offers solution providers compatibility with existing portfolios and more opportunities to profitably grow their business."

Through Tech Data's agreement with Springpath, solution providers have access to pre-loaded software and can provide end users with a fully integrated solution for lower operations costs—without compromising features or sacrificing performance. Springpath's software, which runs on servers including Cisco, Dell, and HP, yields cloud-like economics, scale and simplicity.

"We're honored to partner with the industry's leading distributor, Tech Data, to enable solution providers to offer a complete compute-storage solution on the branded servers of their choice," said Andrew Perry, vice president of Sales, Springpath. "Our software-only approach means Tech Data reseller partners can now deliver value across the virtualization, compute and storage layer, while giving end customers complete flexibility of hardware choice."

To learn more about Springpath's data platform software, please contact a member of the AIS team at (800) 237-8931 or email at AIS@techdata.com.

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 www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Springpath

Founded in 2012 by VMware veterans, Springpath is the pioneer of an enterprise-grade storage and data management software that provides reliable and scalable storage services and runs on a variety of standard servers. Available on an annual subscription basis and powered by Springpath's patent pending Hardware Agnostic Log-structured Objects (HALO) architecture, the Flash-optimized platform delivers high performance, rapid provisioning and fine-grained scale-out, with unparalleled storage efficiency—empowering enterprises to innovate on a server-based Independent Infrastructure. This can be deployed as a hyperconvergence solution, as well as in non-hypervisor environments like containers and physical servers. For more information, visit www.springpathinc.com or follow us on Twitter @SpringpathInc.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation