rob tomlinBasingstoke, 01 February 2016 – Rob Tomlin has been appointed as Managing Director UK and Ireland of Azlan, Tech Data’s value enterprise division, with immediate effect.

Tomlin, who joined Tech Data when the company acquired SDG in September 2012, will take full responsibility for leading the next stage of Azlan’s development as a leading value distributor focused on serving the needs of enterprise VARs, systems integrators and managed services providers.

Previously, Andy Gass, Managing Director UK and Ireland for Tech Data, was also acting as head of Azlan. Before taking up his new role, Tomlin was a Business Unit Director for Azlan with responsibility for various business and sales teams and the systems integrator and MSP business units.

As well as further developing key partnerships with Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP Enterprise, IBM, Lenovo, Symantec, Veritas and VMware, Tomlin will be working closely with vendors and partners to accelerate Azlan’s presence in software-defined infrastructure solutions and enterprise security.  He will also lead Azlan’s continued development and investment in cloud aggregation and managed services.

Tomlin stated: “I’m excited by the prospect of building on Azlan’s success and strengthening its position as a value partner to the channel in the enterprise market.  Significant advances are being made in software-defined networking and storage, in information security and data protection, and in the delivery of cloud-based services. Azlan will provide resellers the solutions, services and skills to deliver much more dynamic, responsive and scalable infrastructures that these technologies enable, thus allowing them to provide more efficient, responsive and effective ways of working for enterprise customers.”

Gass said: “Rob’s experience in enterprise technology will be invaluable in his new role and gives him the depth and capabilities needed to drive Azlan’s further development as a one-stop enterprise solutions and cloud enablement partner, providing the channel with a solid platform for success.”

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