Tech Data acquires IT security marketplace in ANZ Orca Tech – TNGlobal – TechNode Global

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Tech Data, a TD SYNNEX Company, has on Monday announced its acquisition of Orca Technology Pty Ltd (Orca Tech), an independent value-added distributor focused on the information technology (IT) security marketplace in Australia & New Zealand (ANZ).

Effective immediately, this acquisition strengthens Tech Data’s IT Security footprint through its enhanced technical capabilities, solutions and portfolio, Tech Data said in a statement.

Founded in 2017 by Martin Christmas and Jack Sabo, Orca Tech is highly specialized in sales, technical and marketing services to resellers.

This acquisition brings together the best-of-both in-house capabilities, while creating opportunities to synergize both organizations’ vendor and partner-base.

With a 100 percent focus on security, Orca Tech’s team possesses deep technical knowledge and capabilities, which will combine with, and complement the existing Tech Data ANZ security competencies, vendors and partners.

Tech Data will add hyperscaler marketplaces with AWS and Microsoft through its StreamOne Ion platform and help simplify the complexities of the cloud transition for Orca
Tech’s vendors and partners.

Tech Data will also bring to bear security and cloud services as well our unique Center of Excellence environments and Practice Builder toolsets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Orca Tech into the Tech Data and TDSYNNEX family,

“With this acquisition, we are expanding our IT Security portfolio and capabilities, delivering higher value to our customers and partners in ANZ,” said Jaideep Malhotra, President of TD SYNNEX in Asia Pacific and Japan.

“Orca Tech has built a strong reputation as a trusted IT security specialist and has a proven track record of success,

“Together, we will create new opportunities for growth and innovation in the fast-growing IT Security market,” he added.

Craig Ashwood, General Manager of Orca Tech, said that at Orca Tech, they are excited for the new opportunities in the journey ahead – from the ability to expand their offerings to existing vendors and partners, to the increase in scale that brings new and exciting developmental opportunities for employees in both companies.

“We believe that the synergies developed from both organizations scaling their know-how and capabilities will be a boon for the entire IT channel ecosystem across the value chain, from vendors to partners and end-customers,” he added.

Tech Data is a global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem.

The firm is supporting more than 150,000 customers in 100+ countries to maximize the value of technology investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities.

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California, TD SYNNEX’s edge-to- cloud portfolio is anchored in some of the highest-growth technology segments including cloud, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), mobility and everything as a service.

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