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Tech Data extends its Seagate storage footprint

Tech Data unit Global Computing Components (GCC) has extended its agreement with Seagate to include Exos and Nytro enterprise storage solutions in Europe.

The distribution agreement enables systems integrators, OEMs and value-added resellers to access Seagate’s Nytro enterprise SSDs and flash solutions for “high-speed business responsiveness, data availability and reduced power consumption”, said Tech Data. While the Exos range of enterprise hard drives brings “reliability, capacity and security” for data centre workloads.

Hugo Graça, vice president of GCC Europe, said: "We look forward to extending Seagate's reach across our European customer base."

Tech Data’s GCC team will provide technical expertise and consultative sales support for partners looking to design Seagate Exos and Nytro Systems into their integrated data centre solutions for the channel.

"Today's enterprises know that data is one of their most important and impactful business assets," said Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager of Seagate Enterprise Data Solutions. "Our partnership will leverage Tech Data's world-class integration and services capabilities to significantly enhance product availability and customer service."

Last week, Tech Data saw a 3% slump in annual net sales for the first quarter ended 30 April, as it moved to complete its previously announced $5.4bn acquisition by Apollo Global Management.

Total sales were $8.2bn, with sales up 4% in the US to $3.9bn, while revenue was 8% down in Europe to $4bn. But the Europe business showed a big jump in operating profits – up 26% to $45.9m – while the US business slumped 27% to $49.8m. The total group operating profit was down 12% to $86.1m.