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Tech Data partners with Parallels to bring cross-platform solutions to A/NZ partners

06 Jul 2018

Cross-platform solutions provider Parallels will see a range of its product portfolio introduced into the A/NZ market, after Tech Data revealed a new partnership with the company this morning.

Tech Data says the new agreement will allow A/NZ channel partners to drive enhanced customer experience for customers, with the deal providing access to Parallels Remote Application Server, Parallels Desktop for Mac and Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM.

The company says it is particularly excited to distribute Parallels RAS, which has been previously recognised by IDC as a major player in their 2016 MarketScape study.

Tech Data describes the offering as a feature-rich, mature, all-in-one solution used to virtualise Windows desktops, applications and data.

Tech Data country general manager for Australia and New Zealand Wendy O’Keeffe says, “Two of the biggest strengths of Parallels’ Remote Application Server are simplicity and affordability.

“Working with Parallels, we can now provide our partners with access to a leading virtual contact centre product to complement their virtualisation solutions, at a significantly lower price point.”

Parallels APAC general manager Kevin Greely says partnering with Tech Data will give his company access to a globally extensive network, helping to extend its reach across Australia and New Zealand.

“We’ve got a full suite of highly regarded virtual desktop solutions and applications, and with Tech Data’s specialised skill set and execution, we are confident existing and new partners will be able to take full advantage of our solutions,” Greely says. Parallels Desktop for Mac allows Mac users to run multiple operating systems at the same time, Windows on Mac, as well as providing its users with the ability to virtualise Linux, Android and just about anything that runs on Intel chips including other instances of MacOS.

Parallels says it is the number one choice for Mac users with over 5 million active users.

The Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is designed to extend Microsoft SCCM in order to maximise an organisation’s IT investment.

It allows users to manage both PCs and Macs using a single pane of glass, with companies able to use the hardware and operating system of their choice, whilst cohesively accessing applications across the network and the internet in real-time and with data security via fixed and mobile devices.

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