Tech Data named VMware UK&I Partner Distributor of the Year Winner 2020

By Simon Meredith | 27th May 2020

Award recognises strong growth in Tech Data’s aggregator business and exceptional support given to MSPs enabling then to take full advantage of the VMware Cloud Provider Programme (VCPP)

Basingstoke, 27 May 2020 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) has been named VMware UK&I Partner Distributor of the Year Winner 2020 in the vendor’s most recent Partner Recognition Awards. The award recognises Tech Data’s exceptional achievements in supporting MSPs in driving growth of VMware licensing sales on subscription and close engagement with VMware partners. With Tech Data’s support, VMware partners are able to take full advantage of the benefits delivered by the VMware Cloud Provider Programme (VCPP).

Through its strong customer focus and high level of service delivery to VMware partners that have an ambition to grow, Tech Data significantly increased its VMware subscription and SaaS business with MSPs year-on-year.

Simon Bennett, Director, Enterprise Software and Cloud, UK and Ireland, at Tech Data, said: “We have a close relationship with VMware, an experienced and highly-skilled team, and a clear strategy that focuses on enabling and supporting MSP partners that share our desire to grow profitably and sustainably. This award recognises the exceptional results that this unique combination continues to deliver. We’re convinced that even greater opportunities lie ahead, and we will keep on working with VMware and its MSP partners to stabilise and strengthen cloud subscription, consumption and services income, and to help them build strong, future-proofed businesses and continued growth.”

As an enabler and trusted advisor, Tech Data provides support to MSPs to help them meet the evolving needs of their end-user customers and achieve their own strategies and ambitions. This ranges from initial enablement and engagement, through to monitoring and management of subscriptions and consumption. In addition, Tech Data provides the insight and intelligence that enables service providers to plan ahead and invest strategically in building secure and highly-scalable services, with minimal up-front investment.

As part of its wider support programme, Tech Data supports VCCP MSPs in planning application modernisation and customer migrations from perpetual licensing to cloud through extensive training and workshops (all of which are now being delivered virtually). It has also created a reference architecture for customer migration to cloud and hybrid infrastructures, constructed entirely on VMware technology.

Picture: Simon Bennett, Tech Data.

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