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Tech Data Partners with Seagate for Cloud Storage Solutions

The agreement is designed to help partners in the U.S. and Canada benefit from enhanced product availability and customer service, as well as reduced lead times. By ChannelPro

Global Computing Components (GCC), a division of Tech Data Corp., today announced that it has signed a first-of-its-kind distribution agreement for the U.S. and Canada with Seagate Enterprise Data Solutions (EDS). The contract is designed to give the channel faster access to a greater variety of commercial, off-the-shelf, cloud-scale data storage solutions by reducing the lead times associated with such products.

GCC’s provides additional support for resellers, systems integrators, OEMs, and VARs looking to design Seagate Exos and Nytro Systems into solutions for their customers. An enhanced partnership with Tech Data aims to offer efficient and economical solutions to secure, manage, and access large volumes of mission-critical business data.

“As the storage market quickly evolves to a software-defined cloud universe, Tech Data is aligning our channel offerings to give our customers maximum opportunity to take advantage of this tremendous growth opportunity,” said Joe Cousins, vice president for GCC Americas at Tech Data, in a press statement. “We are looking forward to connecting our North American customer base to Seagate’s world-class data storage products.”

The addition of Seagate Exos and Nytro Systems to the GCC lineup is geared to deliver a strong platform for integrated data center solutions to help customers provide new and innovative products and services to the marketplace.

“Today’s enterprises know that data is one of their most important and impactful business assets,” said Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager, Seagate Enterprise Data Solutions, in a prepared remark. “Our partnership will leverage Tech Data’s world-class integration and services capabilities to significantly enhance product availability and customer service.”

Global Computing Components (GCC) is a specialized solution business of Tech Data, and endeavors to provide the component building blocks required to design and build differentiated solutions for the client, enterprise, and data center markets. Through its subject matter expertise, it strives to offer customers advanced partnering, supported by deep vendor relationships, business programs, agility, and global reach. 

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