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Tech Data Offers Amazon Web Services to Resellers Via Solutions Store

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has added the Amazon Web Services (AWS) portfolio to its Solutions Store, making such services as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), AWS Storage Gateway, and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) immediately available to Tech Data's channel of 60,000 resellers in the United States. AWS provides resellers and their end-user customers with a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world.

"We are excited to make Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 and other AWS services immediately available to our channel of U.S. resellers via the Solutions Store," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president of Software Product Marketing at Tech Data. "Having many of the AWS services available on the Solutions Store enables our resellers to offer more complete cloud services and provide industry-leading, scalable cloud solutions to their customers. Our dedicated TDCloud business unit is also able to assist, educate and train our resellers to profitably build and scale their cloud business."

The AWS portfolio of services are now available to Tech Data resellers through the company's Solutions Store—the same platform they use to self-provision other leading technology products. Tech Data's resellers benefit from receiving one integrated invoice for their end users while retaining important cloud computing benefits such as self-provisioning and immediate access to the technology.

"Amazon Web Services provides channel partners with cloud infrastructure services including compute, storage, and database services to build and deliver solutions faster and at a lower cost to their customers," said Terry Wise, director of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem at AWS. "We are pleased to increase our channel presence through our relationship with Tech Data so their resellers can take advantage of our low-cost, flexible, scalable platform."

Powered by Tech Data's StreamOne platform, the Solutions Store is a revolutionary marketing, selling, provisioning and billing tool that changes the way business solutions are bought and sold by allowing cloud providers, software vendors and independent software vendors (ISVs) a route to the VAR channel with access to thousands of Tech Data reseller partners. The Solutions Store, which recently earned Tech Data a no. 40 ranking on the 2012 InformationWeek 500, makes software and cloud services more accessible, personalized and affordable, giving resellers the opportunity to offer their customers niche products and cloud services from Tech Data, receive one invoice for their end users, and benefit from instant product or service delivery – often cutting delivery from days to minutes.

To learn more about TDCloud and the Solutions Store, or if you are an ISV or cloud provider interested in selling your solutions through TDCloud, visit www.techdata.com/tdcloud.

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 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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