Tech Data Corp. today announced a distribution agreement with USA.NET, a provider of business e-mail hosting. Tech Data customers now have access to a suite of hosted SaaS services that includes Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, integrated support for BlackBerry and other mobile devices, and e-mail archiving and security. USA.NET services can all be branded as the reseller’s own and sold to their customers on a monthly subscription.
“Our partnership with Tech Data enables us to engage their nationwide network of resellers, who are ideally suited to introduce USA.NET hosted e-mail services to small and medium-sized businesses,” said Doug Howard, president, USA.NET. “The marketplace is at a tipping point where VARs are looking to distributors much more than ever before to help them enhance their portfolios with software-as-a-service offerings. This is driven in large part by a heightened demand for on-demand services such as secure hosted e-mail on the part of their end-user customers.”
Services available through Tech Data include Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft SharePoint, Mobile Messaging, E-mail Archiving, Enhanced Messaging and Advanced Security Services.
USA.NET manages 80 terabytes of data and more than one million business mailboxes in 120 countries. Its nine geographically distributed operations centers and three redundant data centers provide 24/7 monitoring and management.