Tech Data has teamed up with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor nOps to improve cloud support on Amazon Web Services.
The nOps platform enables Tech Data's U.S. partners to build, manage, deploy, and run secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructures. Tech Data said working with nOps would also help its partners better maintain their end customers through continuous alignment with the AWS Well-Architected Framework and other industry best practices. The agreement helps companies optimize end-customer AWS environments while building next-generation managed service provider practices.
"Tech Data’s partnership with nOps allows our partners to deliver real-world value to their end-user customers through AWS, including accelerated compliance initiatives, identification of common security threats, and future-proofing for scalability," said Tech Data's Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, cloud solutions, Americas, in a statement. "For our partners, the nOps SaaS product is an enabler of increased customer satisfaction, improved win rates, and new revenue opportunities."
As part of the agreement, nOps provides a version of its SaaS product that can enable Tech Data partners to efficiently execute AWS Well-Architected Reviews. As a result, the partners will be better equipped to deliver fact-based assessments and remediation proposals that align with gaps in their end-users’ AWS implementations.
"We have found that conducting AWS Well-Architected Reviews helps customers run secure, cost-effective, and operationally efficient cloud services," said Byron Schaller, AWS partner solutions manager, RoundTower, a leading systems integrator and a Tech Data partner, in a statement. "We find value in the nOps solution’s ability to ensure customers realize these benefits continuously instead of only a few times a year."
nOps is an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network, and has achieved Cloud Management Tools Competency status for delivering operations and governance best practices to help partners and customers identify solutions that enable their cloud strategies.
"nOps was born in the field – not in a lab – by and for fast-moving DevOps service delivery teams needing instant visibility into the impact of dynamic change within AWS environments," said JT Giri, CEO and founder, nOps, in a statement. "Through features such as drill-down dashboards, billing automation and automated cost, security, and compliance notifications, Tech Data’s partners can build next-generation MSP practices and consultancies that routinely deliver impressive results to their clients."
Tech Data helps companies like Apple, Cisco, Microsoft bring their products to market while offering a wide range of technical and business support services. It has more than 125,000 customers across over 100 countries.