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Azlan named VMware Distributor of the Year in the UK and Ireland


Enterprise division of Tech Data recognised for achieving exceptional growth and market share, supporting business development and enabling partners for AirWatch EMM solution

Basingstoke, 4 August 2017:

Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that Azlan, Tech Data Europe’s specialist brand for the value-added distribution of enterprise networking, server, storage and software solutions, has been named VMware Distributor of the Year 2016* for the UK and Ireland. Azlan was recognized for its exceptional sales growth and market share over the past 12 months, as well as its success in enabling partners for AirWatch, VMware’s market-leading enterprise mobility management platform.

Azlan grew its VMware sales by 36 percent and increased its market share, making it the number-one VMware distributor in the UK and Ireland.  This was achieved through a strong focus on meeting the needs of both major established VMware Premier Partners and accredited resellers servicing the mid-market and SMB customers. The exceptional growth was founded on the strong partnership between the two companies, said Peter Spreadbury, director, Enterprise Software for Azlan.

“We are proud of our achievements with VMware and pleased to have our efforts recognised,” Spreadbury stated. “The technical excellence of VMware’s Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions make it the first choice for demanding deployments where optimum performance, scalability and control are vital. That gives Azlan and VMware partners a solid platform on which to build strong and dependable solutions for enterprise customers. With the solutions VMware is now bringing forward, we believe there is even more potential and Azlan will continue to work with VMware and its partners to drive further growth.”

Alanzo Blackstock, Director, UK&I Partner Organisation at VMware, stated “Azlan has shown tremendous commitment in supporting VMware partners to develop and grow their business and fully deserve this recognition. They have demonstrated exceptional energy and innovation in helping both VMware and its partners achieve our strategic goals. We enjoy a highly productive partnership with Azlan and look forward to continuing and building upon that success.”

The award was presented to Azlan at the VMware Partner Recognition Awards ceremony in London.


* For VMware’s financial year to 31 December 2016


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 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


For more information contact:

Andy Dow
Group Marketing Director
Tech Data UK
Tel: 01256 864611

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