Tech Data Offers New UCS Capabilities for Cisco Resellers

Continues to Enable Profitable Growth With Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series Servers

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the addition of several new value-added services to the company's Cisco Solutions Group offering, including Cisco's Unified Computing Systems (UCS) B-Series blade servers and C-series rack servers. Included in the new offering are build-to-order configurations, increased system engineering support, forecasting and stocking capabilities, and customizable enablement programs. The Cisco UCS offering is available immediately to Tech Data's channel of over 60,000 resellers in the United States.

"Tremendous opportunity lies within the channel for Cisco and Tech Data, specifically in the data center space," said Angie Beltz, vice president, Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data. "The data center business of Tech Data's Cisco Solutions Group has grown exponentially over the past year and we look to continue to increase our scope and solutions for our Cisco partners. The addition of Cisco's UCS B-Series and C-Series server configuration capability to the Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data helps to further accelerate our Cisco partners to market and make Tech Data the easiest place in the channel for Cisco partners to profitably grow their Cisco practice."

Tech Data's Cisco UCS offering enables resellers to reduce lead time, simplifies data center certification and authorization, and provides enhanced support. On average, resellers will see an 86% reduction in lead time for UCS B-Series configurations. Currently, Tech Data is assisting hundreds of partners via Momentum and The Cisco Solutions Center to accelerate their UCS practice to market. Tech Data has also added dedicated Cisco system engineers to accommodate these robust new offerings.

"Tech Data has been a tremendous partner in terms of marketing enablement, as well as navigating Cisco architectures," said Bill Cooper, CEO of Stalwart Systems. "When Stalwart needed to earn our Cisco Data Center Architecture specialization, Tech Data took us through every step of the process, and helped us map out a strategy to get everything done in a tight timeframe. They understand our business needs and they work very hard at providing us with relevant services to enhance our Cisco practice."

Tech Data's expanding arsenal of offerings within its Cisco Solutions Group is strategically focused on fulfilling the group's mission statement of enabling profitable growth for Cisco partners. To learn more about the new Cisco offerings at Tech Data or to speak with one of Tech Data's dedicated Cisco Solutions Group team members, call (800) 237-8931, ext. 77776 or email

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

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