Azlan and IGEL aim to make 2016 the Year of the Managed Workspace

By Simon Meredith | 15th February 2016

Heathrow, 15 February 2016 – Azlan, the enterprise value added distribution business of Tech Data, is supporting the efforts of IGEL Technology, the leading provider of virtual desktop solutions, to make 2016 the Year of the Managed Workspace.

The two companies will be working together to ensure that IGEL partners can meet the needs of the growing number of enterprises looking to implement virtualised desktop infrastructures and working practices. According to report published by MarketsandMarkets last year*1 the global workspace as a service (WaaS) market is set to grow at a CAGR of 14.6 percent between 2014 and 2019, to $9.41 billion.

IGEL will be briefing Authorised IGEL Partners (AIPs) on new marketing and training programmes and its forthcoming product roadmap at a trio of roadshows, which are taking place this month throughout the UK*2. Azlan will be supporting IGEL at these events.

The company is setting the pace in the managed workspace market with its Universal Management Suite (UMS), which allow organisations to monitor and control workspaces and devices, maximising efficiency and minimising costs. IGEL’s Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) can be used alongside UMS to convert any PC, notebook or thin client into an ‘IGEL’ client so that it can be administered using UMS.

David White, Workspace Transformation Practice Manager at Azlan, said: “Both IGEL and Azlan see exciting opportunities in the managed workspace market. Enterprise organisations are looking for ways to manage and control desktop and client devices under a single, virtualised environment and with UMS and UDC they can manage all kinds of devices through a single pane of glass. We’ll be working with IGEL to support and educate partners and give them the tools they need to drive new business.”

Ainsley Brooks, UK and Ireland Sales Director for IGEL Technology added: “IGEL has a very clear vision and strategy, which we’re now sharing and taking forward with our channel partners. We want to make 2016 the Year of the Managed Workspace. Azlan’s support and expertise will help us to do that and ensure our AIPs have access to the solutions and support they need to grasp their opportunities.”

Azlan is already a strong player in the virtual desktop market and is the leading UK distributor for Dell Wyse thin clients. IGEL recently announced that UDC now allows businesses to convert from the Dell Wyse 5000 and 7000 series into standardised IGEL desktops, so they can be fully managed by UMS as part of a unified workspace.

Azlan’s Technical and Services practice offers professional pre-sales consultancy and expertise in IGEL solutions to resellers and can also provide partners with access to full demonstration capabilities at its Business Solutions Centre (BSC) facility in Heathrow. This is equipped with the very latest data centre and infrastructure technologies and software and can be used by Azlan’s customers free of charge to run customer demonstrations.

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Notes to editors

1 – The ‘Workspace as a Service Market by Solutions (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Applications, Desktop as a Service, Hosted Applications, Security Solutions), Services (Managed Service, System Integration, Consulting) – Global Forecast to 2019’ report was published by MarketsandMarkets in March 31, 2015. See The figures quoted are published here:

2 – The IGEL AIP Roadshow visits Manchester, Glasgow and Reading on 16, 18 and 24 February 2016. For full details, visit: file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/I2REC91R/IGEL_UK_AIP_roadshow.html

About Azlan
Azlan, the Enterprise Division of Tech Data Corporation, is a leading value-added distributor of networking, communications, midrange and enterprise servers, storage, software and unified communications solutions. For more information see 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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 111 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 more information please contact:
Sara Gemmell
Azlan UK Marketing Director
Tel: 07905 736798

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