Hosted Virtual Desktops, Servers and Storage Now Available in Tech Data’s Award-Winning Solutions Store
CLEARWATER, Fla. & LOS ANGELES, CA (June 4, 2014) – Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) and dinCloud, a cloud services provider that helps businesses rapidly migrate to the cloud through business provisioning, today announced a distribution agreement to provide dinCloud’s cloud-based solutions to Tech Data’s channel of solution providers through the company’s TDCloud business unit. dinCloud’s award-winning Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVDs), Hosted Virtual Severs (HVSs) and new dinStorage S3 cloud storage platform are immediately available in Tech Data’s Solutions Store.
“For businesses seeking to leverage secure cloud infrastructure and business provisioning, we are excited to offer dinCloud solutions to our channel of resellers,” said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services at Tech Data. “Through the agreement, solution providers can now leverage dinCloud’s suite of cloud services and solutions, tailored to fit a range of business models resulting in cost reduction, enhanced security, control and productivity. dinCloud solutions are a great addition to the comprehensive list of cloud offerings available in the Tech Data Solutions Store.”
dinCloud’s HVDs—both dinHVD and webHVD—are run from a private virtual data center, allowing end users to login from a laptop, desktop, iPad or Android device and have access to the same workspace regardless of what device they use. webHVD is a clientless web application extension, powered by HTML5 in Google’s Chrome browser that runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux or Chromebook endpoints. dinCloud’s webHVD gives solution providers turnkey desktops for their end-user customers, which they can provision and start using in minutes. The Desktop as a Service (DaaS) offering includes a virtual private data center to manage user authentication, software-defined networking, virtualized storage and compute power.
In addition, Tech Data will offer dinServer, hosted virtual servers that provide real-time provisioning of Linux and Window Servers and synchronization control. Customers receive a virtual private data center with their own firewall, private virtual servers, network and storage. This, coupled with dinCloud’s ability to establish private links to customers’ existing data centers, provides customers with security.
Lastly, Tech Data’s solution providers can take advantage of dinCloud’s newest solution called dinStorage S3, a cloud storage solution that collaborates seamlessly with an array of third-party products such as CA and Symantec, including capabilities that can replicate data across multiple data centers. dinStorage S3 is optimal for file sharing and file servers, providing economical storage, wide application compatibility and unlimited bandwidth usage.
“dinCloud has enabled VARs of all sizes to rapidly go to market with cloud services, and we are excited to partner with Tech Data, with its complementary capabilities and reach in the IT channel,” said David Graffia, vice president of sales, dinCloud. “We are proud to be part of Tech Data’s TDCloud portfolio. Businesses are looking to their trusted advisers to provide solutions that are easy to implement and affordable to consume. All of our solutions featured in Tech Data’s Solution Store offer improved security, operational efficiency and business continuity.”
Tech Data offers its channel of solution providers the best and newest resources to grow their cloud practices. The TDCloud business unit recently launched a new education and training module for the reseller community with a customized focus on how to best sell cloud-based business solutions. The eLearning based trainings will focus on three key areas: Launch Your Cloud Business, Expand Your Cloud Business and Maximize Your Cloud Business.
Tech Data’s TDCloud business unit is a team of cloud experts dedicated to supporting its channel of solution providers through education, enablement, and adoption of cloud and subscription-based services. TDCloud is powered by Tech Data’s StreamOne platform, an automated buying, selling, provisioning and billing system for cloud and subscription-based services technology that scales the business and operational scope.