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TDAzlan opens new Business Solutions Centre at Heathrow

New facility provides unequalled access to latest technologies for demonstration and training purposes, plus access to Azlan’s pan-European BSC Network

Basingstoke, 21 May 2015 – Azlan, Tech Data’s specialist enterprise infrastructure, data centre, software, services and cloud business unit, is today announcing the opening of its new Business Solutions Centre (BSC) at the company’s Heathrow location. The centre is available for resellers to use, both to learn about and to demonstrate advanced enterprise solutions to customers.

This new facility extends significantly on the resources that were previously available and also forms the cornerstone of Azlan’s BSC Network, which links the Heathrow centre with similar resources in France, the Netherlands and Sweden, providing access to an extensive and unrivalled range of technologies. As well as the latest hardware and software from leading enterprise vendors, the Azlan BSC provides access to mobile and client solutions offered by Tech Data Mobile, and audiovisual solutions from Maverick, as integrated elements.

Ian Mills, Service Delivery Manager at Azlan, says that the new BSC will be an invaluable resource for resellers.  “IaaS, SaaS and cloud services, software-defined networking and network virtualisation, converged infrastructures and mobility are opening new horizons in terms of what is possible to achieve with IT systems. When they are brought together, these technologies have the potential to be truly transformational for customers.

“But it is a constant challenge for partners to keep pace with developments and to demonstrate their potential to customers. The Business Solutions Centre provides a vital resource for our partners, both for their own learning and development, and as a way of exploring the possibilities with customers. It enables both us and them to show exactly what can be achieved with the enriched array of enterprise technologies, solutions and services that they can now draw upon to make IT systems more efficient, dynamic, responsive and cost-effective.”

The BSC is being equipped with all the latest technologies from Azlan’s leading vendor partners. It can be set up to deliver many technology combinations. Demonstrations will be delivered by skilled Azlan specialists and technical consultants. It can be branded with partners’ logos and also those of their end user, if required. Mills says it should be seen as an extension to the partner’s business, enabling them to demonstrate the latest technologies and solutions without the expense and capital outlay of managing their own facility.

“It’s a tremendously flexible and adaptable environment. Experience has shown that by exploiting this resource our partners can shorten the sales cycle and increase their chances of winning opportunities; as well as expanding the breadth of the opportunity by giving them the ability to demonstrate complementary products and solutions.”

Azlan has made a significant investment in the new BSC. There are eight APC Infrastruxure racks within the data centre itself. A separate and external storage resource provides significant capacity to create and store popular technology combinations, so that any of its consultants can quickly reconstruct them when required.

In addition, the resources available in the other three centres in the Azlan BSC Network will be available via a private WAN. A 100Gbps connection is being installed at Heathrow to ensure there is adequate bandwidth to support live demonstrations.

As well as the demonstration room facilities, there are also dedicated training rooms within the BSC, which can be used for small or large-group sessions. Azlan’s consultants are made available to provide classroom-based and hands-on training.

The Azlan Business Solutions Centre at Heathrow is is easy to reach and just a few minutes away from the M4, M40 and M25. The facilities are also available for customers to use remotely from their own location.

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About Azlan
Azlan, the Enterprise Division of Tech Data Corporation, is a leading value-added distributor of networking, communications, midrange and enterprise servers, storage, software and unified communications solutions. For more information see www.azlan.com. 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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit www.techdata.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.  

For more information please contact:
Sara Gemmell
Azlan UK Marketing Director
Tel: 07905 736798
Email: Sara.Gemmell@techdata.co.uk
Twitter: @TDAzlan_UK

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