Celestica And Tech Data Sign Distribution Agreement
Tech Data to Distribute Celestica’s Server Solutions
Toronto, Ontario --
Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a world leader in electronics manufacturing services (EMS), and Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), have signed a distribution agreement for Celestica’s server solutions. Under the agreement, Tech Data will distribute Celestica’s server solutions to the system builder and system integrator communities.
Celestica, together with AMD, has created the Validated Server Program (VSP) in order to provide system builders with white box server solutions that deliver quality, performance and reliability, along with end-to-end service and support. Through this program, Celestica provides AMD Opteron™ processor-based server solutions that offer the power and performance of dual 32- and 64-bit AMD Opteron processors in a convenient 2P 1U, and highly flexible 4P 4U height package.
These server solutions are scalable and configurable to satisfy demanding requirements for processing, storage and networking. Extensive software and hardware compatibility testing has been completed to provide trouble-free deployment and operation.
By purchasing Celestica’s server solutions through distribution, resellers will reap the benefits of Tech Data’s extensive service offering which includes pre-sales and post-sales training and technical support, financing options, configuration services, and a full range of electronic commerce solutions.
“By distributing our high-quality white box server solutions through Tech Data, backed by Celestica and Tech Data’s exceptional service and support, we are providing customers with a high-end server offering,” said Steve Van Binsbergen, vice president and general manager, Computing Systems Unit, Celestica. “Tech Data is an integral part of our distribution model, and will deliver our cost competitive products to the channel while providing outstanding customer service.”
“Celestica’s products offer robust, versatile solutions for systems builders serving an array of high-value vertical markets,” said Roy Appelbaum, Tech Data’s vice president of Components, Supplies and Media Product Marketing. “Through our Components Specialized Business Unit (SBU), Tech Data offers exceptional value-added services, knowledgeable sales staff and industry-leading tech support to help deliver these high-quality products.”
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), founded in 1974, is a leading global provider of IT products, logistics management and other value-added services. Ranked 111th on the Fortune 500, the company and its subsidiaries serve more than 100,000 technology resellers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Tech Data's extensive service offering includes pre- and post-sale training and technical support, financing options and configuration services as well as a full range of electronic commerce solutions.
Celestica is a world leader in the delivery of innovative electronics manufacturing services (EMS). Celestica operates a highly sophisticated global manufacturing network with operations in Asia, Europe and the Americas, providing a broad range of integrated services and solutions to leading OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). A recognized leader in quality, technology and supply chain management, Celestica provides competitive advantage to its customers by improving time-to-market, scalability and manufacturing efficiency.
For further information on Celestica, visit its website at www.celestica.com
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