IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers

Tech Data Offers VMware vCloud Hybrid Service — Disaster Recovery to Solution Providers

Complete VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is now available in the company's Solutions Store. By ChannelPro

Tech Data Corporation has expanded its agreement with VMware to offer DRaaS solutions that introduce native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere virtual environments and VMware vCloud Hybrid Service to its channel of solution providers. Offered through Tech Data's Solutions Store, DRaaS extends disaster recovery and protection coverage to any business or mission-critical application running in a vSphere virtual environment.

"Tech Data is pleased to offer simplified cloud disaster relief in an affordable and reliable way for solution providers through our partnership with VMware," says Chuck Bartlett, senior vice president, advanced infrastructure solutions at Tech Data. "Through the agreement, solution providers can now offer vCloud Hybrid Service — Disaster Recovery as a value-added service to end user customers who already have deployed infrastructure or offer a comprehensive solution for new deployments. Tech Data will provide the scale and enablement tools solution providers need to successfully offer a best-in-class tailored solution for their end users."

The vCloud Hybrid Service enables disaster recovery solutions for mid-size businesses seeking enterprise-class IT business continuity. Disaster Recovery is a new RaaS offering owned and operated by VMware, built on vSphere Replication and vCloud Hybrid Service -- a hybrid cloud platform for IaaS. Together, these components offer a straightforward service-oriented approach to extending disaster recovery capabilities.

"Partnering with Tech Data to offer vCloud Hybrid Service — Disaster Recovery, enables customers to have a simple and affordable disaster recovery plan," says Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. "Together we can help channel partners offer leading-edge solutions while building a complete end-to-end solution for partner profitability and customer loyalty."

For more information on Tech Data's VMware offerings, including vCloud Hybrid Service DRaaS and Daas, visit

ChannelPro SMB Magazine

Get an edge on the competition

With each issue packed full of powerful news, reviews, analysis, and advice targeting IT channel professionals, ChannelPro-SMB will help you cultivate your SMB customers and run your business more profitably.