Tech Data Rolls Out TDCloud GloballyBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Tech Data's news, this week's briefs cover Pure Storage's product enhancement and new partner tier, EnGenius' partner program for MSPs, and more.
Tech Data Rolls Out TDCloud Worldwide
Tech Data announced the global launch of TDCloud, powered by StreamOne, the company's end-to-end provisioning, billing and marketing engine for solution providers. The Tech Data Cloud Solutions Store is now available to partners in Canada, France and the United Kingdom, and will be launched across Europe in a phased rollout over the coming weeks. The Tech Data Cloud Solutions Store is part of TDCloud, a dedicated business that provides education, enablement and assistance with transitioning to cloud- and subscription-based models.
The Solutions Store enables solution providers and managed service providers (MSPs) to administer and control the entire cloud services delivery process in an app store-like environment, said Tech Data. This includes from initial assessment and quoting to the provisioning and ongoing management of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as- a-service (SaaS) from technology providers.
In addition, the Solutions Store can be used to manage multiple revenue models and billing cycles, including pre-pay subscriptions, licensing and renewals, and consumption-based use. The global distributor also recently added full support for Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program through the Solutions Store, which makes it easier for solution providers and MSPs to offer and support Microsoft cloud products and services, such as Office 365 and Azure.
Pure Storage Adds New Partner Tier, Enhances Offering
Pure Storage, a solid-state array vendor, has enhanced its FlashStack Converged Infrastructure (CI) offering with the addition of the FlashStack CI Accreditation partner tier under the P3 Partner Program, and announced the addition of Microsoft SQL Server and Citrix XenDesktop configurations to the Pure Storage FlashArray product family as part of the FlashStack CI offering.
FlashStack CI customers now can receive support from a FlashStack Authorized Support Partner or directly from the infrastructure vendors: Pure Storage, VMware and Cisco. FlashStack CI streamlines the implementation of all-flash infrastructure for enterprises and service providers.
EnGenius Unveils Partner Program for MSPs
EnGenius Technologies, a provider of high-performance networking and telecommunications solutions, launched a new partner program aimed at helping its MSP partners. Program features include a special financing option, perpetual rebates, trade-in program, business development funds, deal registration and advanced replacement policy.
They also have access to a MSP Hotline, free technical and management platform support and design services, and certification trainings. Other benefits include an MSP Partner Logo that validates the MSP's wireless expertise through the EnGenius partnership and MSP Locator that expands the MSP's exposure to potential customers.
Paragon Offers New Toolkit for IT Resellers
Paragon Software Group, a provider in hard-disk management, backup and disaster recovery (BDR) technology, announced the Hard Disk Manager (HDM) 15 IT Essentials Toolkit for IT resellers. The new toolkit, available exclusively through the Paragon Pure Channel network of reseller partners across North America, ensures that their customers' business-critical workstations and servers stay up and running and available 24/7.
The launch of the new toolkit follows Paragon's April introduction of its Unified Site License, which simplifies selling for the reseller through pricing that is tiered according to the number of employees an end-user company has.