Platform Will Give ISVs and Cloud Providers Route to Reseller Channel
Tech Data Corporation (NasdaqGS: TECD) today announced the introduction of its new StreamOne™ Solutions Store, an end-to-end supply chain platform that revolutionizes how the channel sells and distributes software and cloud-based services. StreamOne Solutions Store is the second offering in Tech Data’s StreamOne platform, following the successful introduction of the Company’s innovative Software License Selector. The StreamOne Solutions Store will provide Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and cloud providers with a platform to present, market, and sell software as a service (SaaS), electronic software distribution (ESD), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and other products to over 60,000 value-added resellers (VARs) in the United States. StreamOne Solutions Store will be launched in the fall of 2011.
“StreamOne Solutions Store is a game-changing offering for our entire ecosystem of ISV partners, cloud partners, and VARs,” said Joe Quaglia, Senior Vice President of U.S. Marketing at Tech Data. “Without question, the design and functionality of this unique Tech Data offering is innovative. StreamOne Solutions Store gives the ISV and cloud community a previously unavailable route to market in the channel, while providing VARs an easy way to profitably access, market, and sell software and cloud-based solutions to their customers.”
The StreamOne Solutions Store, available on www.techdata.com, will enable VARs to search and select software titles and cloud service offerings in a single comprehensive platform while providing an efficient method for the reselling, provisioning, and billing to their end-user customers. The StreamOne Solutions Store will also be made available as a rebranded white-labeled offering, enabling VARs to establish a customized solutions store on their own website. The rebranded storefronts will launch in spring 2012.
“We are very excited about Tech Data’s StreamOne platform,” said Cindy Bates, Vice President of U.S. SMB and Distribution at Microsoft. “We have relationships with thousands of ISVs and this provides us with a unique opportunity to help the ISVs in our community to launch their products and services into the reseller channel in a scalable way.”
The StreamOne Solutions Store will support both license and cloud provisioning across many consumption models. Additionally, Tech Data will offer electronic software download and license key delivery, which will quicken the fulfillment process for perpetual, on-premise licensing sales.
“StreamOne Solutions Store provides us with a scalable platform that we can use to build a successful cloud business,” said Victor Villegas, Vice President of Business Development and Supplier Alliances at CMT. “The platform fills a huge need in the channel and we look forward to more efficiently operating and becoming more profitable in the cloud with Tech Data and StreamOne.”
StreamOne powers Tech Data’s TDCloud program, a set of products, services, and tools designed to help VARs deliver solutions in private, public, or hybrid cloud architectures. ISVs and cloud providers may nominate themselves for distribution through the StreamOne platform at www.techdata.com/streamone and fill out the online application.
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 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $24.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.
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Source: Tech Data Corporation