Tech Data launches Tri-Optic LTO tape labelling service to enhance HPE Storage Supplies offering

By Simon Meredith | 4th May 2016

Basingstoke, 04 May 2016 – Tech Data is now offering a tape labelling service for LTO media in partnership with the industry standard labelling solution provider, Tri-optic. The service has been introduced in response to growing demand for LTO tape labelling as organisations move increasingly toward tape automation for data archiving purposes, ensuring that resellers can meet growing customer requirements in this area.

Colin Shepherd, Supplies Business Manager at Tech Data commented that a rise in requests for labelled tape media has created the need for an in-house bespoke tape labelling solution. “Large data archive requirements are becoming increasingly common as end user organisations look to meet regulatory compliance requirements, and find cost-effective ways of storing data long term. That’s making tape an attractive solution, which highlights the need our customers have for an end-to-end service where their HPE LTO tapes arrive on site, ready to use immediately within a tape automation environment. That’s why we’ve entered this partnership with Tri-optic – to enable resellers to meet that specific need.”

Tech Data can provide the labels only or have the labels applied to the tapes before shipment ready for customer use. The costs vary according to the service required, and Shepherd advises resellers to seek guidance if they are unsure of the best option. There is usually a 48-hour turnaround on orders for labels.

Sales of tape drives are also booming as a result of the trend, he noted, with the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise LTO7 devices selling particularly well. “There has been talk of the demise of tape for decades, but it is still going strong and creating opportunities for resellers. The public sector is a particularly big consumer of tape media, so there is a lot of potential in local government, courts and police forces.”

Shepherd also pointed out that bid pricing is available on all HPE tape quotations of 20 units or more, with the only requirement being that Tech Data has visibility of the customer name and address.

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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 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit, or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information contact:
Sara Gemmell
Marketing Services Director
Tel: 0871 880 3000
Twitter: @techdatauk

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