Tech Data Appointed as Distributor for Red Hat Mobile Application Platform

SINGAPORE – 8 August 2017 – Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that its Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet, has been appointed as a distributor for Red Hat Mobile Application Platform in six key Asia Pacific markets: Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

“Recognizing mobility as one of the fastest growing next-generation technologies, Tech Data continues to invest in resources that help partners enhance and scale their mobility practices whilst driving digital transformation,” said Naresh Desai, vice president, specialist business, Asia Pacific at Tech Data. “In our experience, Red Hat Mobile Application Platform is an excellent solution for enabling partners to develop and manage mobile business applications quickly and cost-effectively. To support this innovation, partners, and their end customers, can also utilize Tech Data’s Asia Pacific Innovation Centers to access a wide array of technical resources, tools, skills and infrastructure to accelerate their solution design capabilities.”

Mobile application development can help transform the way organizations do business by automating existing processes or mobilizing legacy enterprise applications. To match the rate at which mobile is evolving in the enterprise organizations are looking to modern application platform technologies that can accelerate app development while reducing the complexity of back-end integration, lifecycle management, and scalability.

“Mobile is a catalyst for digital transformation, and we are passionate about enabling our customers to succeed in their journey to become more agile in developing and delivering their mobile projects,” said Josep Garcia, vice president, Partnerships and Alliances, Asia Pacific, Red Hat. “Tech Data has demonstrated a vision, focus and commitment to providing the best tools and solutions to its partners and we are pleased to be able to work with them to help customers accelerate their mobile application development and back-end integration with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.”

Red Hat Mobile Application Platform supports an agile approach to developing, integrating, and deploying enterprise mobile applications. Through its collaboration with Red Hat, Tech Data will offer system integrators, resellers and customers greater confidence in implementing Red Hat Mobile Application Platform with their dedication and focus on building awareness and adoption of Red Hat’s mobile solutions in these markets. Tech Data will also be looking to invest in additional sales and technical resources to enable partners in positioning Red Hat Mobile Application Platform to their customers.

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