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Unveiling the development strategy of the group, the management board of Polish broadliner ABC Data plans to enter the markets of Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia by 2018, mainly through acquisitions of local distributors. These new markets ought to make the distributor become the leading distributor in Central and Eastern Europe by then. Currently and beside Poland (under its own brand and as Mac specialist iSource), ABC Data is present in Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Romania and Slovakia (source: CRN Polska).
VAD WestconGroup has announced the company's Comstor business unit has signed an EMEA partnership with SimpliVity to distribute the company's leading hyperconverged infrastructure platform, OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS, through its offices in Angola, Austria, Belgium, Cameroun, Denmark, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and the United Kingdom. SimpliVity's hyper-converged infrastructure radically simplifies IT by consolidating all infrastructure and data services below the hypervisor into a single unified stack running on x86 building blocks. SimpliVity hyper-converged infrastructure is delivered at a fraction of cost and with extreme reduction in complexity over legacy IT stacks.
Broadliner Tech Data has unveiled an exclusive agreement with cloud enablement provider BitTitan, giving reseller partners and MSPs across the region access to the company's automated onboarding solutions for seamless migrations to Microsoft Office 365. Offered by Tech Data since 2013 in the US, Canada and Latin America, BitTitan's solutions will now be available globally via the Tech Data Cloud Solutions Store, thus in the EMEA region through Tech Data offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "With BitTitan's solutions, Tech Data's European resellers and MSPs can capitalize on the tremendous growth of Microsoft Office 365 by significantly reducing time to implementation and delivering excellent user experiences for their customers, eliminating the complexities typically experienced when selling, moving and servicing the cloud," said Reza Honarmand, vice president, Software & Cloud at Tech Data Europe. "Furthermore, by offering BitTitan’s solutions through the Tech Data Cloud Solution Store, resellers and MSPs now have a single transaction source for all of the elements of cloud enablement." Tech Data Europe will provide BitTitan’s full stack of solutions, including:
Broadliner Ingram Micro has further expanded its expertise and ability to address the complete lifecycle services of mobility devices through the acquisitions of UK-based CANAI Group and Portugal-based Clarity Technology. Established in 2001, CANAI specializes in retail, carrier and web-based trade-in processes, sustainable recovery, reuse and recycling of electronic products. CANAI offers fully accredited processes and facilities to end users, retailers, manufacturers and carriers to help them optimize the asset value and utilization of used devices in compliance with regulatory recycling and disposal requirements. Clarity Technology was established in 2008 and provides a range of services for the mobility industry including reverse logistics, repairs, parts and accessory management and diagnostics and repair avoidance. In addition to increasing the breadth and depth of the mobility lifecycle services that Ingram is able to offer its existing partners and customers, both companies add important new retail, carrier and OEM relationships within the telecommunications ecosystem. Additional details of the transactions were not disclosed. "The addition of CANAI and Clarity Technology's established services capabilities is perfectly aligned with Ingram Micro's strategic commitment to accelerate our presence and growth in higher value services businesses across the globe," said Shailendra Gupta, Ingram Micro President, Mobility Services. "Both companies bring proven intellectual property, further strengthening and complementing our current capabilities to deliver comprehensive life cycle services. While the two businesses are presently small, we expect to leverage these capabilities initially across our existing infrastructure to benefit our current and future partners and customers."
American broadliner Tech Data has further advanced its cloud strategy with the official global launch of TDCloud, powered by StreamOne, the company's end-to-end provisioning, billing, and marketing engine providing scale and operational scope to solution providers. The Tech Data Cloud Solutions Store is available to partners in Canada, France and the United Kingdom, and will be introduced across Europe in a phased introduction over the coming weeks. The Tech Data Cloud Solutions Store is part of TDCloud, a dedicated business within the company that provides education, enablement and assistance with transitioning to cloud- and subscription-based models. Through the Tech Data Cloud Solutions Store, solution providers and managed service providers (MSPs) can administer and control the entire cloud services delivery process in an app store-like environment. Everything from initial assessment and quoting to the provisioning and ongoing management of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as- a-Service (SaaS) from trusted technology providers can be done quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively in one place.