Tech Data Corporation has added Microsoft Azure to its ACM Cloud Marketplace, thus providing channel partners with new options for Azure management and related functions.
The program combines discounted Azure services with a streamlined onboarding process, as well as the ability to more easily manage subscriptions, billing and usage. In addition, partners will have access to white-label store-fronts, advanced reporting for end users, and analytics.
As a further benefit to the channel ecosystem, with the Technology Solutions’ Cloud Marketplace now joining forces with Tech Data Cloud’s cloud platform, “StreamOne,” Tech Data partners can leverage a number of additional offerings.
“Technology Solutions’ Cloud Marketplace continues to be a single source for cloud solutions from leading service providers, along with a powerful cloud management toolset,” said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president of Tech Data Cloud, Americas. “Delivering Azure through Tech Data’s StreamOne and ACM gives our partners the ability to address the entire market—from SMB to Enterprise—with the platform that best suits their needs.”
In addition to the cloud, partners can leverage Technology Solutions’ support in complementary technology market segments, including cognitive computing, the data center, data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, security and enterprise networking, and training and education, as well as consulting and managed services around the Microsoft Azure offering.
As distributors look for ne ways of adding value in a cloud environment, initiatives such as these can go a long way towards reinforcing partner loyalty, as well as the customer business case.