Tech Data Adds Integration Services With New Center


Tech Data on Tuesday opened a new integration center at its Fontana, Calif., logistics location, giving the distributor TDIntegration services locations on both coasts. The facilities allow Tech Data resellers to use TDIntegration to configure various systems, servers and other devices to meet custom end-user requirements.

"TDIntegration services help resellers free up valuable technical resources, keeping them in the field generating billable hours and not in the back office assembling components, loading software and repackaging hardware," said Barb Miller, Tech Data's vice president, Government Technical and Integration Services, in a statement. "Our integration service is a core competency of Tech Data, and we now have the capability to configure more than 600,000 devices a year on behalf of our customers."

The distributor's East Coast location is in Swedesboro, N.J. Last year, Tech Data began offering a 24-hour turnaround on desktop and notebook configuration orders of 50 or fewer systems.

According to Miller, Tech Data wants to leverage both facilities to help VARs meet service level agreement (SLA) requirements regardless of location.

TDIntegration services include systems and storage configuration, networking solutions integration, custom engineering services and advanced integration services devoted specifically to Cisco products. Pricing begins at $20 for most routers, $35 for systems and $40 for servers, according to the distributor. Pricing specific to the advanced Cisco services starts at $20 for Cisco 800 Series routers and goes up to $250 for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.