Tech Data launches cloud service through Macquarie

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Tech Data launches cloud service through Macquarie

Distributor Tech Data has launched a new wholesale Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud platform hosted by Macquarie Cloud Services.

The service offers disaster recovery, data backup, data centre expansion and scale-out storage, aimed at what the Sydney-based distie called “ the evolving needs of the technology market”.

For partners, the offering is another addition to the private cloud market in which Macquarie Cloud is currently a player along with the likes of NEXTDC, Equinix, and Global Switch.

However, Macquarie Cloud only has facilities in Sydney and Canberra, potentially limiting the effectiveness of the offering, due to latency, for partners outside those cities.

Tech Data has positioned the launch as a pitch to partners without existing private cloud infrastructure.

“Cloud by Tech Data allows us to offer a robust cloud infrastructure that can be tailored to match the requirements of partners as well as customers across a broad range of industry sectors,” Tech Data’s ANZ boss Andy Berry said in a statement.

In the same statement, a spokesperson for Macquarie Cloud said “The deliverables resultant from this consortium will deliver cost-effective and class leading services to Tech Data’s partner ecosystem”.

Dell kit will form the basis of the infrastructure, with the vendor providing servers and storage for through the tech giant's cloud partner connect program. The vendor recently announced that all its products would be available through a utility billing model.

Tech Data did not respond to CRN's request for comment on the new offering. 

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