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Synnex Assists Channel Partners in Migrating to Office 365

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October 11, 2012

Synnex Assists Channel Partners in Migrating to Office 365

By David Gitonga, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Recently,  Synnex launched a Microsoft (News - Alert) Global Business Unit that is aimed at helping channel partners with Office 365 migrations while providing on-premises Microsoft upgrade priorities.

The company’s Vice President Rob Moyer has the responsibility to oversee the roll out of the new Microsoft Global Business Unit, which he should do without derailing his focus on cloud services that includes the CloudSolv initiative.

Speaking during a sit-down, Moyer stated that the Microsoft initiative would assist partners owning on-premises equipment and those with cloud-based solutions particularly in Office 365 deployments. He predicts that most of the VAR and Synnex partners will gain a wide array of benefits from the distributor’s consulting services.

Major distributors including Arrow, Avnet and Tech Data (News - Alert) in the past have expanded their on-premises hardware and software offerings, which in turn helping the organizations to offer various hosted and cloud services to the market. Some of the introduced initiatives are full-blown cloud aggregate services from which a VAR can source, price and activate more than one application for their clients.

Additionally, the Synnex CloudSolv initiative has continued to be enhanced and in the opinion of one cloud email provider, Synnex CloudSolv is silently becoming a favorite for the distributor’s partners. Synnex has however chosen to avoid publicizing the extent to which this is taking place in order to avoid drawing unwarranted attention. Another progress indicator is that CloudSolv has achieved some major developmental milestones in the last week including a relationship with EVault for cloud disaster recovery.

Speaking at the Synnex National Conference, CEO Kevin Murai, assured those present of the reality of the cloud. He highlighted to channel partners the need to get mobile and have cloud strategies in place to avoid the missing the opportunities presented by cloud-based technology including Office 365.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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