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Tech Data Adds Support Group

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD), a leading IT products distributor, today established its Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Division (AIS). Comprising its own sales, marketing, credit, technical and product management resources, AIS will provide solutions-oriented sales support to VARs (value-added resellers) nationwide unlike any other distributor in the channel.

AIS will combine a high-touch, consultative sales approach with Tech Datas extensive technical expertise and broad product knowledge to help resellers capitalize on the demand for mid-market and enterprise-level server, storage and software solutions. Through partner enablement training initiatives and dedicated, expert resources, the division will focus on helping VARs develop a profitable, strategic approach to selling, high-end data centers utilizing industry-standard solutions.

“The migration of midrange and enterprise technologies toward open-standard solutions is creating new opportunities for VARs,” said Pete Peterson, senior vice president and general manager, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Division. “x86 blade servers, for example, are gaining strong traction in a space once dominated by more complex, support-intensive Unix installations. A data center leveraging the latest x86 servers can provide greater computing power in a more efficient, cost-effective solution. AIS will help VARs capitalize on this emerging opportunity, better enabling them to deliver industry-standard solutions to mid-market and enterprise customers historically supported by proprietary Unix-based products.”

Tech Data Corp.