Broadliner Tech Data has been selected as a key global distribution partner by Dell EMC, the leading provider of converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. Tech Data becomes a key global distributor that will carry the entire Dell EMC product line in both the Americas and Europe. Reseller partners across Tech Data's entire footprint now have access to the full Dell EMC portfolio, including an extensive and innovative range of flash storage, hybrid cloud, and advanced data center solutions. "We appreciate Dell EMC's continued trust in Tech Data and are excited to continue to serve as a global partner to help accelerate their growth in the channel", said Rich Hume, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Tech Data. "With our end-to-end expertise, strategic focus on helping our partners capitalize on third-platform technologies, and our longstanding relationships with Dell and EMC, we are well-positioned to help solution providers capture growth opportunities with the newly combined Dell EMC."
"As we launch the extraordinary Dell EMC Partner Program, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Tech Data", said Jim DeFoe, senior vice president, Dell EMC. "Tech Data is well positioned to help Dell EMC resellers grow their businesses by selling best-in-class technology and services. With Tech Data, our resellers have an excellent opportunity to maximize the value of distribution." In the EMEA region, Dell EMC is distributed by Tech Data in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Copaco acquires Thinfactory
Benelux: broadliner Copaco has acquired Zaventem-based cloud VAD Thinfactory for an undisclosed amount. Since 2011, Thinfactory supplies cloud services to businesses and organizations through a network of 150 partners. As a result of the acquisition, additional to its infrastructure in five Dutch data centers, Copaco obtains ownership of an infrastructure in three Belgian data centers with technical and commercial support of local staff. Iwan Kuijpers (CEO Copaco): "Thanks to the cloud services of Thinfactory we are better able to serve the Belgian market infrastructures with three Belgian data centers through which we ensure that the data is also stored in Belgium. The acquisition fits our strategic objective to deliver solutions across the entire ICT spectrum, logistics and value-added solutions in hardware, software and cloud services. Specifically for cloud services we offer a unique platform that provides automated provisioning and billing processes, with the support of specialist knowledge where appropriate."
Geert Hauwaerts (MD Thinfactory): "Copaco is a financially strong partner with a clear cloud strategy with the ambition to become the best cloud services aggregator and the willingness to invest further. Through the acquisition we can better serve our partners with a comprehensive range of cloud services and the means to optimally support our partners and to take away any possible hassle."
oneclick for ALSO
Broadliner ALSO has added Swiss Application Delivery-Platform oneclick to its ALSO Cloud marketplace. With oneclick, end users can quickly deploy new applications, manage licenses, and keep track of the software they use. Oneclick can stream individual software applications as well as whole desktops from any source to any terminal. The service runs 100% in the user's browser. Software installations on the end device are a thing of the past. In addition, customers work independently of the local operating system as well as the available computing power and storage capacity.
"By including oneclick in the ALSO Cloud Marketplace, we remain true to our line of providing value to our steadily growing customer base. With oneclick, software producers and system integrators can make cloud-ready any application. In addition, the access to applications through a browser greatly simplifies the endpoint management. This means greater mobility, productivity and security", said Thorlakur Thorgeirsson, Cloud ISV Manager, ALSO.
"This signature with ALSO gives us ultimately an access to a reseller network in 15 countries - from which we will undoubtedly profit. Thanks to its huge offer, ALSO is highly recognised by resellers in Europe, and even significantly expanded its reach in the past few years. Thanks to ALSO, we are looking forward to expanding the availability of our services to companies in Europe", said Dominik Birgelen, Mathias Meinke and Florian Bodner, the founders of oneclick. oneclick solution is available through ALSO Cloud marketplace in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
Development distributor Farnell element14 has announced a new franchise with mechanical design editor Autodesk, to distribute its products in Europe, including two new products from Autodesk, AutoCAD LT (2D drawing and prototyping) and AutoDesk Fusion 360 (mechanical design, 3D modelling, rapid prototyping and 3D prototyping/printing). Peter Wenzel, Global Software Product Line Manager for element14, speaking of the new franchise agreement said: "the new Autodesk franchise strengthens Farnell element14's portfolio of professional engineering software and solidifies our position as the destination for engineering software for electronics and industrial engineers alike. As one of the most trusted CAD tool providers in the world for all engineering disciplines, Autodesk's products complement Farnell element14's existing capabilities and offerings and will also present new mechanical design opportunities for members of our element14 Community."
Autodesk products are one of many in Farnell element14's portfolio of embedded, PCB, and mechanical software available on the element14 Design Center. All of the main categories of design software are available: integrated development environments & compilers, operating systems and middleware, EDA software, mechanical design software and test & simulation software. Additionally, the Design Center provides customers with a streamlined software selection and purchasing experience with free software trials and multiple delivery options, including instantaneous eDelivery. They are available through Farnell element14 offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Difox distributes WoodAccessories