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Tech Data signs pan-European Micro Focus deal

Tech Data' Azlan unit has been made a European distribution partner for business software company Micro Focus. Micro Focus completed its acquisition of HPE's software operations in August.

The new distribution alliance covers Azlan partners in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.

Steve Cant, HPE business unit director for Europe at Tech Data, said: “This is an important partnership for Azlan and for our partners to address the increasing hybrid IT needs of customers. The merger of Micro Focus and HPE Software brought together a powerful combination of solutions and talent.

“Our long-standing relationship with both organisations prior to the merger, and our in-depth expertise in their software, means that we are ideally positioned to provide a smooth transition for partners.”

Ben Viollet, EMEA distribution director at Micro Focus, said: “Through our partnership with Azlan we are uniquely placed to help customers and partners address opportunities and challenges within the new hybrid model for enterprise IT – from mainframe to mobile and cloud. We look forward to working with Azlan to enable and support our partners in driving true digital transformation for their customers.”

The Azlan brand is being transitioned into Tech Data’s Advanced Solutions portfolio in Europe by May 2018.