Tech Data Becomes Distribution Partner for VMware Education Services in Australia, India and New Zealand

SYDNEY – 14 August 2017 – Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD), today announced that its Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet, is now an authorised reseller of VMware Education Services in Australia, New Zealand and India. This extended partnership enables Technology Solutions to resell VMware’s vast array of technical courses and certifications to their valued partners and their clients.

“Tech Data Technology Solutions is constantly finding new ways to make innovative technology solutions more accessible for our partners, and education plays a critical role in this,” said Michael Costigan, vice president, marketing, education and supplier management, Asia Pacific at Tech Data. “Through this extended partnership with VMware our partners can now not only enhance their own skills and capabilities, but they can also uncover new revenue streams by selling these courses to their end users.”

VMware technical training courses provide the knowledge and skills required for customers to quickly realise the value of their investment in VMware solutions by fully utilising the software benefits and features to their full capacity. 

VMware’s training courses are designed to accommodate varied learning styles, including private onsite, public classroom, Instructor Led Live-Online Remote training and virtual self-paced courses. The courses enable attendees to validate their in-depth industry and technical skills around installing, configuring, implementing, designing and troubleshooting VMware-based solutions including:

              ·         Data Center Virtualization Infrastructure

              ·         Network Virtualization & Security

              ·         Virtualization & Cloud Management Platform 

              ·         Desktop, Application Virtualization & Mobility

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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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 107 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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Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution 44 years in IT distribution
  • $36.8 billion in sales for fiscal 2018
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  • 125,000+ IT reseller customers
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  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
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