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Tech Data to Offer VMware vCloud(R) Hybrid Service(TM) to Solution Providers

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it will offer VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ to its channel of solution providers. Built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud Hybrid Service enables resellers to offer their customers a solution to transform their IT operations to the public cloud.

"We are excited to offer VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ for resellers and their customers," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services at Tech Data. "Tech Data offers scalability, efficiency and enablement tools for resellers seeking to build their cloud portfolio, and the addition of vCloud Hybrid Service adds the agility and cost-effectiveness of a public cloud environment without the risk, cost and time of starting over. With the addition of vCloud Hybrid Service, we are further enabling our solution providers to systematically and strategically grow their cloud business."

"VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ is a great value-add to our solution providers because of its cross functionally between data center technologies and hybrid virtualization," said Chuck Bartlett, vice president, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) at Tech Data. "Tech Data's dedicated VMware team offers technical support and consultation for integration of vCloud Hybrid Service into their current system, combined with the high quality customer service, enablement tools, webinars and education to our channel partners to best meet their business needs. At Tech Data, we partner with our resellers to ramp up and commute to enable virtual scale. We thank VMware for its continued partnership."

With vCloud Hybrid Service, solution providers will be able to offer their customers a fast path to extend their data systems to the cloud. By offering this true hybrid cloud solution, resellers can deliver the infrastructure capabilities their customers need to run applications in the cloud—with no changes required to their current operating system. With its simplified management of both on-premise and off-premise environments and business-critical cloud infrastructure built on vSphere, vCloud Hybrid Service offers a seamless shift when entering the public cloud.

"We are pleased to partner with Tech Data to offer VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™, enabling customers to obtain comprehensive IT services from partners, while providing an easy and fast path to achieve the agility and efficiency of the public cloud," said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. "VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®, and provides customers with a common platform to seamlessly extend their data center to the cloud, without having to change or re-write their applications."

With thousands of applications and more than 90 operating systems certified to run on VMware vSphere, resellers can provide their end customers with the sophisticated infrastructure to run applications in the cloud. vCloud Hybrid Service offers a seamless extension of the data center, while fully isolating software-defined networks and firewalls, securing transition to the virtual cloud.

For more information on Tech Data's VMware offerings, including vCloud Hybrid Service, visit www.techdata.com/vmware. To speak with someone on Tech Data's VMware team, contact (800) 237-8931, ext. 80333 or vmware@techdata.com.

Showcased in Tech Data's recently expanded Solutions Center at the company's headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, are new technologies by VMware, providing resellers and their customers with the opportunity to physically or virtually experience VMware's extensive portfolio and services. To visit or schedule a demo at Tech Data's Solutions Center, call 800-237-8931 ext. 82175.

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. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

VMware, vCloud Hybrid Service and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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