Tech Data Partners with Parallels to Bring Cross-platform Solutions to Partners in Australia and New Zealand

SYDNEY – 6 July 2018 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has partnered with Parallels®, a global leader in cross-platform solutions. Through this agreement, Tech Data will further support the Australian and New Zealand channels to drive enhanced customer experience, utilizing Parallels’ solutions such as Parallels Remote Application ServerParallels Desktop for Mac® and Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM.

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) has been highly rated and regarded as a major player by IDC in their 2016 MarketScape study1 due to the integration of its Virtual Contact Centre software.It is a feature- rich, mature, all-in-one solution used to virtualise Windows desktops, applications and data.

Parallels Desktop for Mac is a critically acclaimed solution, which has been iterating for more than a decade. It allows Mac users to run multiple operating systems at the same time, Windows on Mac, as well as providing its users the ability to virtualise Linux, Android and just about anything that runs on Intel chips including other instances of MacOS. It is the number one choice for Mac users with over 5 million active users.

The Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) extends Microsoft SCCM to maximise an organisation’s IT investment and use a single pane of glass to manage both PCs and Macs, essentially liberating companies to use the hardware and operating system of choice, whilst accessing applications seamlessly across the network and the internet in real-time and with data security via fixed and mobile devices.

“Two of the biggest strengths of Parallels’ Remote Application Server are simplicity and affordability,” said Wendy O’Keeffe, country general manager, Australia and New Zealand, at Tech Data. “Working with Parallels, we can now provide our partners with access to a leading virtual contact centre product to complement their virtualisation solutions, at a significantly lower price point.”

“Partnering with Tech Data gives us a globally extensive network and helps strengthen our reach across Australia and New Zealand,” said Kevin Greely, general manager, Asia Pacific at Parallels. “We’ve got a full suite of highly regarded virtual desktop solutions and applications, and with Tech Data’s specialised skill set and execution, we are confident existing and new partners will be able to take full advantage of our solutions.”

Tech Data will be running information and demo sessions on Parallels products in the coming months. Partners are encouraged to register their interest here.

About Tech Data
Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for nine straight years. To find out more, visit or follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

About Parallels
Parallels Inc., a global leader in cross-platform solutions, makes it simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. We help businesses and individuals securely and productively use their favourite devices and preferred technology, whether it’s Windows®, Mac®, iOS, AndroidTM, Chromebook, Linux, Raspberry Pi or the Cloud. Parallels solutions enable seamless delivery of virtual desktops and applications to any device, running Windows on a Mac, Mac management with Microsoft SCCM, and remote access to PCs and Mac computers from any device. Parallels has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Media Contacts
Sarah Harvey
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific
Tech Data
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