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Azlan affirms its strong commitment to Veritas with major UK-based investment

Basingstoke, 19 October 2016 – Azlan, the enterprise value added distribution business of Tech Data, has swelled its dedicated Veritas headcount to a team of more than 15 specialists, strengthening its support for enterprise partners and targeting strong growth.

The new recruits – a mix of business development, sales and technical staff – join Azlan’s existing team of professionals at Azlan’s Warrington location, swelling the enterprise team’s headcount at the northern office to over 80. All were previously employed by another distribution company, which has closed its location in the north-west region, transferring customer management outside of the UK.

Rob Tomlin, Azlan’s Managing Director, UK and Ireland, said: “We made a key investment earlier this year with the creation of our Information Management business unit and the appointment of Jody Taylor as Business Unit Manager. The combination of our investment and a revived and focused Veritas following its split from Symantec has produced an excellent growth in our enterprise data management business. When we learnt of this opportunity, we reacted quickly to ensure this experienced resource was retained within the Veritas UK channel community. “

Taylor added: “Our mission, closely aligned to that of our vendors and partners, is that the management of information, particularly with the advent of GDPR (General Data Protection Legislation), will be a major focus for many organisations within the next two years. Our goal is simple; we will continue to grow our team and business with the aim of doubling our revenues very much on target for early 2017.”

Tomlin reiterated the distributor’s determination to keep driving growth for its enterprise data management partners. “Azlan is fully committed to the UK market and has a very successful multi-site approach to supporting our business partners and recruiting the best talent”, he stated. “We have excellent and well-established back-office functions and offer the highest levels of professional service and support to our partners.

“We continue to invest in our value business, targeting growth in key areas of the market and building our own skills and those of our reseller customers, to ensure that they can support their end-user customers in transforming their IT, taking advantage of software-defined and cloud-based solutions, and deploying them within stable and secure, virtualised and hybridised infrastructures.”

Picture: Rob Tomlin, Azlan.

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About Azlan
Azlan, the Enterprise Division of Tech Data Corporation, is a leading value-added distributor of networking, communications, midrange and enterprise servers, storage, software and unified communications solutions. For more information see www.azlan.com. Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit www.techdata.com or follow on Facebook  and Twitter.

For more information please contact:
Sara Gemmell
Azlan UK Marketing Director
Tel: 07905 736798