Tech Data Adds VMware vSphere With Operations Management

Tech Data Adds VMware vSphere With Operations Management

Combines Virtualization Platform With the Standard Edition of VMware vCenter
Operations Management Suite

CLEARWATER, Fla., April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation
(Nasdaq:TECD), a leading distributor of IT products and services, today
announced the addition of VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ through
its partnership with VMware. This new offering combines the world's leading
virtualization platform with the capabilities of the award winning standard
edition of VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™, giving resellers the
ability to provide improved quality of service at a lower cost for their

"VMware vSphere with Operations Management can improve performance, health and
utilization of virtualized environments, enabling solution providers to have a
winning offering for their customers," said Chuck Bartlett, vice president,
Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) at Tech Data. "The excelling platform
gives resellers the capability to provide their customers with enhanced
performance and improved availability, while optimizing the virtual
environment through integrated capacity planning. This offering is exactly
what our solution providers are looking for when offering leading-edge
performance operation systems to their customers."

VMware vSphere with Operations Management Benefits:

  *Reduce Costs and Maximize IT Efficiency: Up to 50 percent reduction in
    capital and operating expenses, nearly doubling the cost savings of an
    environment already virtualized with VMware vSphere.*
  *Improved Service Levels: Proactively detect and increase performance while
    lowering downtime with patented analytic capabilities to provide insight
    into the health and efficiency of virtualized environments, while
    delivering higher quality service to end users.
  *Operational Intelligence and Visibility: Simplify IT operations and reduce
    alert storms and false positives with dynamic thresholds, automated root
    cause analysis and recommendations for remediation.
  *Right-Size Your Environment: Increase server consolidation ratios and plan
    for future needs with capacity planning, analysis and optimization
    capabilities that enable the most efficient use of virtualized resources.

"As organizations further their investments in VMware vSphere, it is becoming
increasingly important to use an integrated solution to more efficiently
manage and optimize their virtualized environments," said Mike Adams, Group
Product Line Marketing manager, Cloud Infrastructure, VMware. "VMware vSphere
with Operations Management assists customers who want to improve operational
efficiency with a fully automated and comprehensive management platform that
is designed to maximize the value of VMware vSphere."

For more information on Tech Data's VMware offerings, visit To speak with someone on Tech Data's VMware team,
contact (800) 237-8931, ext. 80333 or

About Tech Data

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 120,000 resellers in more than
100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse
technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales
for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune
500^®. To learn more, visit

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VMware, Operations Management Suite, and VMware vSphere are registered
trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other
jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a
legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

* Forrester Consulting, "The Total Economic Impact Of VMware vCenter
Operations Management Suite," December 2012.

         Amanda Little
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