TDAzlan Adds Avaya To Unified Communications Portfolio

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TDAzlan, the enterprise Division of Tech Data, has been appointed as an Avaya UK Distributor for its complete range of market-leading communications and networking solutions.

The agreement provides TDAzlan, and its network of channel partners, the ability to meet the growing demand for Avaya solutions. TDAzlan will provide specialist channel development support for Avaya partners; will broaden Avaya’s UK coverage by the recruitment of new partners, and will leverage Avaya’s Connect partner program to help guide new partners into the substantial opportunity for Avaya within both the enterprise and mid-market sectors.

The UK contract extends TDAzlan’s existing EMEA distribution agreement with Avaya, as TDAzlan already works with Avaya in Austria, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

Ian French, Strategic Development Director for TDAzlan, commented: “This agreement adds a new dimension to our portfolio of solutions. Avaya is one of the leading players in this exciting market with an excellent range of networking and unified communications solutions. As an existing Nortel distributor we already have an extensive capability for enterprise networking solutions, but the addition of full access to IP-Office, for the mid-market, and Avaya AuraTM for the enterprise, will enable us to broaden our unified communications portfolio offering even more choice to our partner community, and supported them with deep skills from our large and richly capable team.”

The agreement with Avaya further advances TDAzlan’s ambition to become the distribution partner of choice for advanced solutions in key growth areas of the market and is an excellent compliment to support TDAzlan’s success in driving unified communications into the channel.

“TDAzlan is fully committed to driving long-term business development for its partners. We will continue to forge relationships that will enable us to support our channel partners as they expand their knowledge base and enter new markets.” said French.

TDAzlan says it is investing in a dedicated Avaya team which will sit within its Unified Communications Business Unit, headed by Unified Communications Director Joel Chimoindes. The team will provide the highest levels of pre and post sales technical support, product and technical training and demand generation, helping Avaya partners to develop their business.

French: “The addition of Avaya’s UC solutions to our existing portfolio will be very powerful indeed. It will enable our channel partners to offer a complete range of unified communications solutions to their customers across the whole spectrum of the market. With our existing knowledge and expertise in these segments, and the significant additional investments we are making to build dedicated expertise in Unified Communications, TDAzlan is fully-enabled to support and help channel partners to build their capabilities and to take Avaya’s powerful value proposition to market.”

Jeremy Butt, VP Global Channels, Avaya: “Unified communications is a critical “must have” for many companies in the UK seeking increased efficiencies and the ability to effectively expand business opportunity. By creating a dedicated team, TDAzlan is providing channel partners with the infrastructure and support they need to provide to their customers, and we’re pleased to work with TDAzlan on expanding their reach and capability.”