Tech Data Offers New End-to-End Solutions and Enablement Tools Through
IT Solutions Lab Adds High-Level Training, Consultative Sessions and
CLEARWATER, Fla., June 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation
(Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the grand opening of its expanded Solutions
Center at its headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. A sales enablement space
for Tech Data and its partners, the new Solutions Center features a 6,000+
square foot IT solutions lab and millions of dollars in IT products. It
encompasses the latest technologies so customers can visualize the full
end-to-end solution. Available to business owners, technicians, sales and end
users alike, all can utilize and benefit from the Solutions Center.
"The Tech Data Solutions Center showcases the latest technology, offers both
hands-on and remote training, and delivers unified communications to our
partners, customers and their end users," said Pete Peterson, senior vice
president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "Technology is constantly advancing, and
the Solutions Center provides complete, all-encompassing solutions that enable
our partners to learn and grow their business, all in one location."
Schneider Electric Data Center Xperience
Within Tech Data's Solutions Center, Schneider Electric created the "Data
Center Xperience" that includes racks, power, and cooling infrastructure in
order to enhance the capabilities and technology. This is largest of its kind
within U.S. distribution, showcasing the latest technology and robust product
offerings that provides customers with the full experience.
Included in the launch, Schneider Electric installed the following into the
*Symmetra PX 100KW modular UPS
*Hot Aisle Containment System (HACS)
*Modular PDU/Breaker system
*Uniflair perimeter cooling
*StruXureware DCIM software
*NetBotz physical security and environmental monitoring
Schneider Electric's Xperience Center provides Tech Data with access to all of
the data and tools needed to operate the data centers, which are now more
reliable, efficient, productive, safe and green.
Peterson continued: "Schneider Electric played an integral role in laying the
infrastructure in the Solutions Center. The collaborative build truly creates
a best-in class-experience for our customers, and we thank Schneider Electric
for their continued partnership."
"The Schneider Electric Data Center Xperience enables Tech Data partners to
actually see real end-to-end data center solutions available for their
customers in a unique and interactive setting," said Shannon Sbar, vice
president, Channel North America, Schneider Electric. "Showcasing our
innovative power, cooling and DCIM solutions in this way allows visitors to
envision real-world solutions for their customers that can lead to increased
energy savings and efficiencies throughout their facilities."
Tech Data's Solutions Center provides the following:
The new experiences housed in the Solutions Center include the Systems &
Peripherals ^ IT Experience Center, the BYOD Technology Center, the revamped
Medical Pavilion, and TDCloud demos. New technologies on display in the
Solutions Center are provided by the following partners: Brocade, Cisco, EMC,
HP, IBM, LifeSize, McAfee, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec and VMware.
In the Tech Data Solutions Center, partners can earn certifications, view
demos and learn about the newest innovations in technologies across all
industries. It provides partners with leading hardware and software vendors to
provide our resellers with specialized solutions, services and expert
To visit Tech Data's Solutions Center, contact the Tech Data team at
800-237-8931 ext. 82175. To learn more about the Solutions Center, visit the
following website: www.techdata.com/tdsolutionscenter.
For those unable to visit the Solutions Center at Tech Data headquarters, Tech
Data has partnered with key vendors to create a Virtual Solutions Center. This
provides our partners and their customers with a collection of virtual demos
and online training. To tour the Solutions Center online, visit
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. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or
follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100
countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple
market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure,
Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers &
Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable,
efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved
sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active
commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their
energy. To learn more, visit, www.schneider‑electric.com.
CONTACT: Amanda Lee
Public Relations Manager
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