Broadliner Tech Data UK was presented with two major awards by Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, at the recent Veeam UK Partner Summit, where it was named as Distribution Partner of the Year 2021 and Aggregator of the Year 2021. Both accolades reflect the continued investment by Tech Data and the tremendous job that its specialist team has been doing – and continues to do – for Veeam partners.
Backed by continued investment in resources, new automated processes and an enhanced Software Store, Tech Data grew its Veeam sales through partners last year by around a third. VCSP (Veeam Cloud &Service Provider) sales grew even faster. It’s the second year in succession that Tech Data has been named as Veeam Distribution Partner of the Year in the UK.
Matt Child, managing director Advanced Solutions UK and Ireland at Tech Data, said: “this is a great acknowledgement of the hard work and positive, can-do attitude of the whole Veeam team at Tech Data. Over the past year, we have really helped partners to position Veeam solutions and migrate customers successfully to the cloud. The specialism, focus and knowledge of our team is second-to-none and that’s really why these awards are merited. Our enhanced Software Store is helping more partners to maximise licensing renewals and our Click to Run solutions – for Veeam Cloud Connect, Veeam Backup & Replication™, and Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 – have provided partners with ready-made Azure-based cloud offerings to take to market. We have also invested in training our technical team and can offer Veeam-accredited professional services, giving partners added resource to call on when they need to – and this is a part of the business that is growing really fast now.”
In addition, Tech Data is helping partners to grow their knowledge and understanding of Veeam solutions. It has also created Veeam training content and made this available on the Tech Data Channel Academy platform – completely free of charge. Designed for both new and established partners, there are VAR and Cloud training tracks and content is constantly updated.
Presenting the Distribution Partner of the Year award, David Tedd, operations manager – distribution and cloud at Veeam, commented: “over the past year and during a challenging time for UK organisations, Tech Data has done a tremendous job in both in partnering with Veeam and supporting our partners. Their team has relentlessly strived to increase business across all sectors. In particular, Tech Data has worked hard to support our very important SMB customers.”
On the Aggregator of the Year award, Tedd said: “Tech Data’s enablement, sales activity and support has really shone through. The whole team has embraced Veeam and worked really hard to deliver value to the VCSPs by enabling them to grow their businesses.”