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CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it will offer the new EMC® flash-optimized hybrid VNX® unified storage solutions and the new and enhanced VSPEX® Proven Infrastructure configurations through its Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division. The new technologies announced today accelerate virtualized applications, improve operational productivity with self-service IT, and simplify and speed cloud transformation. The announcement was made in conjunction with EMC's launch event today in Milan, Italy where the company introduced new storage and software solutions that help speed IT transformation.

EMC VNX Unified Storage Series Highlights:

  • Announced today, the next generation of EMC's award-winning VNX Series offers breakthrough midrange performance for virtual environments, armed with the new EMC MCx™ software that maximizes the performance of flash. Also, included in the new VNX Series is the EMC Unisphere® Management Suite designed to improve management productivity and provide tight integration with VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • For solutions providers, the VNX Series delivers higher-value midrange solutions that help increase revenue and margin, accelerate sales growth with flexible VSPEX and VCE vBlock™ infrastructure solutions, and build high-value service opportunities. 

EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure Highlights:

  • The new VSPEX announced today, which is powered by the new VNX Series, offers private cloud solutions scaling up to 1,000 virtual machines—twice as many virtual machines than previous configurations. EMC also announced that a dozen VSPEX solutions, representing popular use cases, are being enhanced to leverage the VNX system. The new solutions include: VSPEX private cloud with VMware vSphere 5.5, and VSPEX with EMC RecoverPoint®.

"Tech Data is excited to add EMC's next generation VNX Series and VSPEX Proven Infrastructure solutions—demonstrating faster performance, improved management and greater productivity—to our AIS portfolio," said Ken Griffin, vice president, Product Marketing, AIS Storage Solutions at Tech Data.  "VNX and VSPEX both help drive profitability for our solutions providers, while providing end users with flexible, simple, and efficient infrastructure solutions. Tech Data's dedicated EMC team offers full-service enablement to solution providers, including technical support, sales training, lead generation, and marketing activities, acting as an extension of our partners' business support teams." 

"EMC is laser focused on delivering our distributors, reseller partners, and customers game-changing technologies that increase their bottom line," said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of Americas Channel Sales at EMC. "Tech Data's support of today's EMC VNX and VSPEX announcements exhibits a clear commitment to delivering their end-partners with technology that's anything but ordinary. Organizations today shouldn't have to settle for anything less than what EMC has announced today. Our new flash-optimized hybrid VNX array with industry leading OLTP and VM price/performance, and the VSPEX Proven Infrastructure's newly expanded combination of best-in-class technology are all designed to improve the performance and protection of business' valuable data while saving them time and money."

"We are highly anticipating the release of the new VNX line from EMC," said Dana Jacks, vice president, Sales at Data Strategy.  "Tech Data's knowledge of this advanced storage product and its promotions has allowed our team to seamlessly create considerable demand with our end user base.  With Tech Data's partnership and support, we are excited to be at the forefront of EMC's evolution."

The VNX Series and VSPEX Proven Infrastructure solutions are available through Tech Data's AIS division. To learn more, contact the dedicated Tech Data EMC team at 800-237-8931, ext. 66110, option 1 or emc@techdata.com.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

EMC, MCx, RecoverPoint, Unisphere, VNX, and VSPEX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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