Tech Data extends NAS portfolio though partnership with QNAP

By Simon Meredith | 20th July 2021

More choice for partners with business-class devices ideal for mid-market and enterprise customers

Basingstoke, 20 July 2021Tech Data has extended its NAS portfolio by signing a distribution partnership with QNAP, the leading provider of business-class, network-attached storage (NAS) devices. The agreement gives partners an additional set of NAS options to take to mid-range and enterprise customers who need fast, efficient, and easy-to deploy storage solutions.

It gives QNAP partners in the UK access to Tech Data’s specialist support, stock-holding, finance, online systems, and logistics capabilities. This will enable them to maximise their opportunities with the increasingly popular QNAP range according to Adam Lee, business unit manager, Global Computing Components (GCC), Europe, Tech Data: “With the boom in hybrid and home working, demand for enterprise-class storage solutions that are quick and easy to deploy and manage has been escalating. QNAP has a great reputation and is a valuable addition to our portfolio. It means we can offer our partners more NAS options and that they, in turn, can extend their reach and potential with NAS. It’s a great opportunity, both for current partners and those who are new to QNAP.”

Commenting on behalf of QNAP, Posen Wang, UK country head, stated: “Tech Data has a tremendous reputation and reach in the business market. This partnership will give our existing partners access to its extensive services and capabilities and provide many more resellers with the opportunity to take QNAP’s industry-leading NAS solutions to market.”

Tech Data and QNAP will be working together to meet all the needs of partners. A programme of online events and information, to on-board new partners and support sales activity, is currently being put together by the GCC team at Tech Data.

The NAS market is growing fast. According to Research and Markets, it was worth $21.55 billion globally in 2020 and is expected to reach $62.77 billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 19.5 percent between 2021-2026. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of mid-market and enterprise organisations are using NAS.

Picture: Adam Lee, Tech Data.

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