Tech Data and Cohesity Sign Comprehensive Distribution Agreement

Partnership enables customers in the U.S. and Canada to simplify secondary storage and reduce fragmented data with software-defined solutions

SOURCE Tech Data Corporation

CLEARWATER, Fla.Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has expanded its enterprise storage portfolio through a comprehensive distribution agreement with Cohesity, a premier provider of hyperconverged secondary storage solutions. The Cohesity portfolio will further extend Tech Data’s robust storage offerings and provide its customers in the U.S. and Canada with industry-leading, software-defined options for backup and data recovery while reducing data silos.

“We’re excited to broaden our hyperconverged offerings and share Cohesity’s award-winning solutions with our customers,” said Cheryl Neal, vice president, Data and Networking Solutions, at Tech Data. “Our customers have seen the benefits of hyperconvergence for their primary applications and data, and now are demanding these types of solutions on the secondary side, which comprises the vast majority of data and apps within today’s organizations. Cohesity’s offerings will help organizations save time and resources while extracting maximum value from their data.”

Through Tech Data’s broad global reach and logistics capabilities, as well as its extensive ecosystem, Cohesity will have wider distribution as well as broader access to vendor partnerships. The relationship will provide Cohesity’s large and growing network of partners with added efficiency, productivity and speed in delivering customer solutions.

“Tech Data brings together the end-to-end ecosystem and support that we value greatly in a distribution partner,” said Todd Palmer, vice president of worldwide channels, at Cohesity. “Tech Data’s global distribution expertise will be instrumental in helping us manage our high-growth path. Tech Data also has strong relationships with the majority of our channel and alliance partners, which will provide a seamless transition and increased focus.”

Today, customers globally are facing major challenges pertaining to mass data fragmentation. In fact, the latest researchshows that customers’ secondary data is often fragmented across silos and locations, creating management headaches for IT. Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage and data infrastructure management solutions solve these fragmentation challenges by consolidating backup, recovery, archiving and long-term retention, replication, and disaster recovery onto a single, cloud-native platform.

“The addition of Cohesity to the Tech Data portfolio is a huge win for us and our end-user customers,” said Joe Corbett, chief operations officer at Cumberland Group, an IT services provider and Tech Data partner. “Their solutions will help save time and money, while reducing isolated data silos that can really impact business processes. We’re looking forward to leveraging Tech Data’s complete Cohesity portfolio to help meet our customers’ evolving business challenges and objectives.”

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