Tech Data launches Cloud Computing offering powered by Parallels Automation

December 16, 2009

Self-managed automated platform created by Thynx.

Renton, WA, December 16, 2009 — Cloud enablement leader, Parallels, today announced that Tech Data Belgium will enter the Software as a Service (SaaS) market by offering the complete set of SMB services based on Parallels Automation software.

Parallels Automation, featuring Parallels Operations Automation and Parallels Business Automation, allows Fusyx, the new name of Tech Data’s SaaS offering, to automate all aspects of cloud service delivery, including flexible billing and customer self-service. Parallels Operations Automation delivers a complete end-to-end automation platform for them. It enables the delivery of hosted Microsoft Exchange, Windows SharePoint, Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS), BlackBerry services, shared hosting for Windows and Linux, VPS hosting based on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, hosting Microsoft CRM and Windows media streaming. Parallels Business Automation complements this with complete ordering and billing.

Fusyx will work together with one of its partners Thynx, a leading Infrastructure as a Service provider based in St Niklaas, Belgium. Thynx will maintain, monitor and support the cloud services platform for Tech Data Belgium, the largest technology distributor in Europe, providing a range of multi-vendor solutions that their wide network of reseller partners can offer customers through the increasingly popular cloud model. Initial training for channel partners is scheduled for December 15th-.22nd Tech Data partners can register at

"We are very happy that Thynx can provide the services we need to offer our value-added partners access to the SaaS market. This is a strategic decision to be part of this growing market and to enable our channel to complete their product portfolio while ensuring Tech Data remains as their preferred supplier. Our new brand "Fusyx" offers Software as a Service to our partners," said Pieter van Hertbruggen, Division Manager Azlan at Tech Data. "We have worked closely with Parallels before so we are very pleased that they are the automation partner within this offering."

"Parallels Automation software creates an easy way to enter and access the Software-as-a-Service market and is a cost-effective and scalable solution," explains Yves Blancquaert, CEO of Thynx. "It allows us to manage the fully automated platform for Fusyx and to focus on the channel and let the automation be managed by Parallels."

"This is a great example of Parallels Automation helping partners offer cloud services to their clients, and give SMB’s and SOHO’s access to solutions that usually are exclusive to enterprise companies", says Jack Zubarev, President of Worldwide Service Providers at Parallels. "We are very pleased with this commitment to making cloud computing available for the Tech Data Channel partners."

About Parallels — Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit

About Thynx
THYNX, a Belgian leader in advanced Cloud Computing services, designed the first workplace as a service built on a virtual desktop infrastructure with integrated unified communications, unified messaging and VoIP.
Founded in 2007, THYNX is a fast-growing company that offers a fully white-labeled Cloud Computing business model to distributors of technology products and their channel partners. For more information, visit

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 125,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these value-added resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 102nd on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $24.1 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009. To learn more, visit

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