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Tech Data to Distribute Cisco Meraki Cloud Solutions
By Craig Galbraith
July 09, 2014 - News

Tech Data, the tech distribution giant, has an agreement to provide Cisco’s Meraki suite of cloud and managed services to its solution providers.

Cisco's diverse cloud solutions are now available through Tech Data's Cisco Solutions Group within the company's Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division. The new partnership is a strategic addition to the Cisco Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) portfolio, which includes Cisco Cloud Web Security, WebEx and Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS).

"The Cisco Meraki product line allows solution providers to enter into new commercial markets and also enables seamless transition when developing a hybrid IT practice," said Angela Beltz, vice president, product marketing, Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data. “Access to the Cisco Meraki portfolio combined with our … enablement strategy will even further promote growth into new markets — ultimately providing more value to our solution providers and their end-user customers." 

The Cisco Meraki cloud service powers tens of thousands of networks worldwide and connects millions of devices. It offers a cloud-managed edge and branch networking portfolio, including a complete line of wireless, switching, security, WAN optimization and mobile device management products.

Partners can learn the foundations of Cisco Meraki through a one-on-one sales enablement training focused on how to identify new opportunities, the differentiators between on-premises Cisco Networking and Cisco Meraki, as well as other competitors in the market.

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