Tech Data offers Microsoft cloud optimisation

Tech Data has launched a data centre optimisation service for resellers looking to extend their existing managed services and cloud practices and move customer workloads onto Microsoft Azure.

Tech Data's DC Optimisation provides a complete process for data centre migration, starting with an assessment and audit of a partner’s current capabilities, and charting a course through to transition and optimisation of data centre resources.

It is designed for partners who have already started to build their cloud practices and who now want to take their business to the next level in the most effective and cost-efficient way, said Tech Data.

John-James Uezzell, Microsoft business development manager at Tech Data, said: “We have had a lot of success in bringing Microsoft partners onto CSP [the Microsoft cloud service provider programme] and getting resellers to Silver Competency for Azure through our Velocity programme. Our DC Optimisation service builds on these initiatives and gives partners a platform and pathway to accelerate their Azure business and enable business transformation for their customers.”

The service should enable partners to consolidate Azure and other public cloud usage and spending with up-to-date usage dashboards and reporting, which will keep them informed of all customer activity. Tech Data is also offering training to ensure resellers are ready to sell, deploy and run Azure solutions for customers and will assist in planning and executing marketing and lead generation programmes.

Partners that sign-up for the DC Optimisation scheme will have access to Tech Data’s Azure Centre of Excellence, pre-configured Azure solutions and blueprints to make selling and deployment easier.