Tech Data Achieves NetApp Professional Services Certification in Six Countries across Asia Pacific

10 April 2017 – SINGAPORE – Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that its Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet, has achieved Professional Services Certification for NetApp E-Series in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. NetApp Professional Services Certification enables, recognizes, and rewards partners for selling and delivering their own brand of professional services. Professional Services Certification is a requirement for earning NetApp specializations such as FlexPod Datacenter and Clustered Data ONTAP.

“Professional services certifications help our partners to increase their understanding of key technologies that are shaping our world,” said Michael Costigan, vice president, Marketing, Education and Supplier Management at Technology Solutions Asia Pacific. “They instill confidence in the technical competences held by businesses, and in turn, open the door to increased revenue opportunities.”

With this certification status, Technology Solutions partners now have access to:

•                     NetApp services IP, best practices, tools, and training

•                     Advanced proficiency enablement

•                     Program support and updates

•                     Technical support


In addition to hundreds of training and accreditation programs delivered annually, Technology Solutions provides partners with access to expert knowledge and skilled resources on an ongoing basis to support the development of their in-house capabilities organically. By obtaining these skills, Technology Solutions’ partners are able to create valuable and compelling points of differentiation, empowering them to become leaders in their fields. 

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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 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  

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Sarah Harvey
Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific

Phone: 612 8875 0523


Josiah Tan 
Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific

Phone: 65-6222-0306


Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution 44 years in IT distribution
  • $36.8 billion in sales for fiscal 2018
  • Publicly Traded (NasdaqGS: TECD)
  • Ranked No. 83 on the FORTUNE 500
  • 125,000+ IT reseller customers
  • 150,000+ IT products sold
  • 100+ countries served
  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
  • Named One of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies"

Why Choose Tech Data?

  • Tech Data is an efficient and cost-effective sales and marketing channel helping suppliers reach a broad base of customers
  • Tech Data’s state-of-the-art logistics system manage a high volume of transactions and complex information flows to ensure accurate and timely product delivery
  • Tech Data’s value-added solutions for design chain management help customers reduce cycle time and lower costs
  • Tech Data’s experienced technical customer support teams ensure the highest quality solutions and product are utilized by the customer