News | April 9, 2014

Tech Data Offering Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Through Agreement With Peak 10

Available in Company's Award-Winning Solutions Store

Clearwater, FL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) and Peak 10 today announced a U.S. distribution agreement to provide Peak 10's suite of Cisco Powered cloud and managed services to the Tech Data channel of solution providers. Peak 10's diverse cloud offerings are now available through Tech Data's TDCloud business unit in the company's award-winning Solutions Store. The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data's spring Channel Link event, being held this week at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

"Through this partnership, Tech Data and Peak 10 offer IT resellers a strong mix of solutions to fit a wide range of business needs," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services at Tech Data. "Peak 10 combines technology expertise and a collaborative support model with best-in-class network features, providing our IT resellers with solutions to meet the diverse needs of the end user customers. Peak 10's tailored and secure cloud solutions are a great addition to the comprehensive list of cloud offerings available in the Tech Data Solutions Store."

Peak 10 is a leading hybrid IT infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider operating 24 facilities. With a diverse customer portfolio across a variety of industries, Peak 10's hybrid cloud solutions—including public, private and recovery cloud options—feature compliance-grade security, performance and governance designed to handle the most rigorous production workloads. Peak 10 is uniquely positioned to support clients with regulatory compliance requirements, and it undergoes independent audits each year to maintain compliance.

"We are pleased to have our suite of cloud solutions available in Tech Data's Solution Store, broadening our reach to solution providers who are in need of tailored cloud solutions for their end users," said Steve Harris, senior vice president at Peak 10, overseeing partner and channel development. "The technology landscape continues to evolve, and strong partnerships like ours with Tech Data and Cisco are essential in providing effective, cutting-edge solutions that businesses need to remain competitive."

Solution providers who qualify as a Cisco Cloud Services Reseller can earn incremental rebates for selling Peak 10 services through Tech Data. Additionally, solution providers will receive Peak 10's IaaS cloud-bundled offers, including an engineering consultation to better meet the needs of end user customers.

"As a leader in IaaS, Peak 10's infrastructure is based on the leading foundations of Cisco, VMware and EMC, holding the distinctive designation as a Cisco Powered Cloud Provider," said Angie Beltz, vice president, Product Marketing, Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data. "The strategic alignment with leading Tech Data vendor partners offers solution providers compatibility with existing portfolios and more opportunities to profitably grow their business."

"As customers shift from premise-based to cloud-based IT, channel partners are evolving their business models for delivering cloud offerings to expand their reach, generate predictable revenue streams and improve profitability," said Bob Gault, vice president, Cloud and Managed Services Partner Organization at Cisco. "With Tech Data and Peak 10 teaming to offer Cisco Powered IaaS services, resellers have another proven source to deliver these services and help capture new revenue from the cloud opportunity."

At the 2014 Cisco Partner Summit last month, Peak 10 was named Americas Cloud and Service Provider Partner Organization: Data Center Cloud Partner of the Year. Additionally, Peak 10 was recently named to CRN's Data Center 100 list, featuring technology vendors whose solutions are vital for powering today's data center. To learn more about Peak 10, contact the TDCloud team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 87663, email tdcloud@techdata.com, or visit theTDCloud website.

Through Momentum, Tech Data's best-in-class Cisco enablement program, channel partners have access to the tools needed to expand and accelerate their Cisco practice. Specifically, partners can easily add Cisco Powered cloud solutions to their line cards by contacting one of Tech Data's dedicated Cisco team members, which initiates Boost—a program focused entirely around operations, sales, marketing and services enablement. Cisco Cloud Services Partners will have the opportunity to join a one-on-one Business Transformation Workshop, where partners can learn best practices around OpEx-based business models, sales compensation, ROI comparison tools and how to build an effective cloud practice.

Tech Data offers a sales enablement program specifically around IaaS with Peak 10. To speak with one of Tech Data's dedicated Cisco team members, call (800) 237-8931, ext. 77776, email ciscosales@techdata.com, or visit the Tech Data Cisco Manufacturer Store at www.techdata.com/cisco.

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) 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. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013. It is ranked No. 119 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 Peak 10 Inc.
Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud computing, data center and other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions and managed services, primarily for mid-market businesses. Customer-centric, responsive and cost-effective, Peak 10 solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers' changing business needs, enabling them to increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus internal resources on their core competencies. Peak 10 holds the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation. Peak 10 undergoes annual examinations by third party auditors and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory and industry standards such as SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, Safe Harbor, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA and ITAR. For more information, visit www.peak10.com. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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