Tech Data Europe helps resellers to embrace the cloud through Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program
Barcelona, 09 March 2015 – Tech Data Europe has been selected to participate in Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program. This program is designed to expand cloud sales opportunities for reseller partners by enabling them to provide direct billing, sell combined offers and services, and directly provision, manage and support products and services. Building on the successful launch of the Cloud Services Provider Program in the company’s Americas region over the last six months, Tech Data Europe’s appointment as a 2-Tier Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) now completes the portfolio of Microsoft cloud products it offers to the channel.
CSP will be integrated into Tech Data’s StreamOne Cloud platform. This will enable resellers across Tech Data’s European footprint to access this service as part of a progressive rollout expected to conclude within the next eight weeks.
Reza Honarmand, vice president, Software and Cloud, Tech Data Europe, stated: “This is an important breakthrough for Tech Data and our resellers. Our mission is to enable our resellers to offer their customers the best products, services and the support needed through the sales, deployment and support lifecycle. We have always done this by providing access to the most complete product portfolio, services and the most innovative toolset to streamline transactions and enable lifecycle management. The Cloud Solution Provider Program, coupled with the strengths of our StreamOne platform and our Partner Enablement Services, creates a real winning combination and means we are delivering on our stated mission.”
Honarmand added: “Tech Data has proven track record as the leading distributor for Office 365 and Azure in Europe. We’re proud to have been recognized by Microsoft for our innovation and excellence in execution. Adding to the Distribution Partner of the Year award at Microsoft’s World Partner Conference, we have been named as winners of three Operational Excellence Awards at Microsoft EMEA’s Channel conference, which was held in Dublin on 3rd March 2015. We are delighted to receive these awards and are more committed than ever to reinforce our leadership position in this space.”
Through its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program, Tech Data will consolidate monthly billing for Cloud Solution Provider subscriptions along with monthly bills for other cloud services, so reseller partners receive a single invoice each month. This will enable solution providers to more easily sell Office 365 and Windows Intune subscriptions. Tech Data Europe will also offer additional services to resellers, including support with Office 365 migration.
“The Cloud Solution Provider Program puts our partners at the center of the customer relationship,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “Through participation, these partners have demonstrated dedication to helping our mutual customers successfully move to the cloud.”
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