Tech Data has announced an integration between Microsoft 365 Business and its own Small Business Cloud Server offering, which runs on Microsoft Azure, to provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with a platform for digital transformation.
Microsoft 365 Business, which was unveiled this week, will bring together the management, configuration and deployment of services and devices from both Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, enabling them to be managed through a single interface on StreamOne, Tech Data’s cloud aggregation, management and billing platform.
Tech Data will offer both Microsoft 365 Business and the combined Microsoft 365 Business/Small Business Cloud Server solution to Microsoft partners by the fall through StreamOne.
“With these announcements, Tech Data further develops its ability to support Microsoft partners in building their cloud practices,” said Tech Data corporate vice president of Strategy, Transformation and Global Vendor Management Michael Urban. “In particular, the combination of Microsoft 365 Business and our own Small Business Cloud Server on Microsoft Azure gives resellers a unique opportunity to provide SMB customers with a complete, scalable, and tailored platform to enable their digital transformation.”
Pascal Walschots, director of Office Partner Marketing at Microsoft, added, “With Microsoft 365 Business, small businesses will be able to deploy key capabilities of Microsoft Cloud solutions quickly and effectively. We are pleased to see Tech Data building on our innovation in a way that will enable partners to offer a comprehensive solution founded on Microsoft technology, and thus provide a platform for the digitization of SMB customers.”
Tech Data also announced that it has been designated a Microsoft Learning Partner with specialization in Cloud. Tech Data is now authorized globally to deliver Microsoft Official Curriculum on Office 365, Azure and other Microsoft Cloud offerings, enabling Microsoft partners to develop their sales and technical capabilities around cloud-based solutions and services.