Distributor Tech Data is looking to ramp up cloud sales among its resellers by introducing two promotions around the Microsoft cloud.
Resellers who purchase Microsoft cloud services within the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme will be eligible for the equivalent of one month for free, which they can use on cloud training or split between sales credit and training, the distributor said.
Tech Data was selected for the CSP programme back in May. It is designed to increase partners' cloud sales by allowing them to directly provide customer subscriptions and deliver one monthly bill for Microsoft services and their own. This promotion follows the appointment of Joel Wilson as business development executive for the CSP scheme in August.
Tech Data also announced that it is looking to help partners push migrations to Office 365, by giving them free access to BitTitan's MigrationWiz mailbox - which migrates mailbox data to the cloud - and DeploymentPro - a cloud-based solution that allows you to manage desktops.
This offer applies to Microsoft partners' first migration project and both promotions run until the end of the year.
Reza Honarmand, vice president of software and cloud Europe at Tech Data, said these offers demonstrate Tech Data's commitment to the CSP programme.
"Tech Data is committed to helping resellers accelerate their cloud business and these offers will encourage and incentivise them to engage on CSP and migrate customers to Office 365 and other cloud platforms," he said. "We have been leading the way with CSP and we want to encourage more Microsoft partners to come forward and engage with us on the programme.
"The free licenses offer will enable partners to demonstrate just how effective the MigrationWiz and DeploymentPro tools are in migrating Microsoft apps quickly and accurately and give them further confidence and encouragement to move more customers to cloud platforms."
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