Distributor's Growing Cloud Portfolio Offers Greater Array of Solutions, Services and Programs to Accelerate Partners' Cloud Strategies
SANTA ANA, CA, Jun 05, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Kicking off its third annual Cloud Summit, the North America
Services Division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today launched 56
new products and services as part of its expanding portfolio of cloud
and cloud-enabling technology solutions. The new announcements bring
the number of Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace offerings to more than
100 solutions from 40 different technology vendors throughout North
Additionally, Renee Bergeron, vice president of Managed Services and
Cloud Computing for Ingram Micro North America, provided the more
than 400-plus partners attending the 2012 Cloud Summit with an update
on the distributor's strategic direction and expanding leadership
role as a master aggregator of technology services and cloud
computing. She also addressed the state of the market, noting once
again the explosive opportunity and service revenue potential cloud
brings to the IT channel.
Excerpts from Ingram Micro's annual Cloud Summit can be found on
Twitter via the hashtag #IMCloud2012 and seen on YouTube at
Distributor Launches 56 New Services, Solutions and Platforms
following new and expanded vendor relationships, offerings, programs
and services will be made available to channel partners in the U.S.
within the next 30 days as part of the Ingram Micro Cloud
Marketplace. Solutions and services noted from Dincloud, Live VHD,
Veeam and Zscaler are also immediately available in Canada.
-- Amazon Web Services provides Ingram Micro channel partners Amazon
Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), a reliable, scalable, fast, and
inexpensive storage offering for businesses interested in storing and
retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the Web,
as well as AWS Storage Gateway, a service that provides seamless and
secure integration between an organization's on-premises IT
environment and Amazon Web Services storage infrastructure.
-- Awareness Technologies complete Insider Threat Protection on demand is
easily available and affordable for businesses of any size, especially
SMBs. Deployed at the endpoint and managed through the cloud, solution
providers can access four technologies (data loss prevention, Web
filtering, employee monitoring and laptop recovery) through one agent
download and one unified control console.
-- CA AppLogic(R) turnkey cloud platform provides a catalog of virtual
appliances that enables customers to create cloud services from
commodity hardware, with the means to visually assemble and deploy
composite services quickly and easily. It is a key component of the CA
Technologies approach to helping customers transition from simply
maintaining IT systems to delivering innovative services that help
meet changing business demands.
-- ConnectWise is a cloud-based and on-premise solution for IT solution
providers that manages customers and contacts, scheduling, ticketing,
time, invoicing, projects, agreements, quoting, sales, marketing,
finance, procurement and inventory, reporting and more. The
ConnectWise platform offers a 360-degree view of the IT provider's
organization and its customer, helping to streamline business
operations and achieve greater efficiency and profitability.
-- dinCloud provides cloud hosted virtual desktops (HVDs), enabling a
user to transport their Windows workspace to any device. The dinCloud
subscription service includes a private virtual data center with
servers, storage, networking and security.
-- DocVerify enables secure and simple electronic signature exchange over
the Web, via mobile devices, and through salesforce.com, which allows
solutions providers to simplify secure document exchange for customers
of all sizes.
-- Intel AppUp(SM)Small Business Service provides IT service providers
with a turnkey HaaS (hardware-as-a-service) and SaaS
(software-as-a-service) solution for SMBs that is ideal for managed
services bundling. It includes an on-premises server for each business
and popular business software that can be installed instantly from the
cloud -- all available on a subscription basis. It runs on the Intel
Hybrid Cloud Platform, which features remote management capabilities
and proprietary encryption technologies.
-- LabTech Software is a remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform
created for system administrators by system administrators. The
powerful scripting engine and highly automated monitoring gives
service providers complete insight into customer environments,
allowing the ability to identify and resolve issues more efficiently.
-- Live VHD offers scalable and affordable service desk support to assist
partners with monitoring and troubleshooting desktops, laptops, Macs,
servers, handheld and other network devices.
-- Quosal has the ability to produce everything from the simplest quote
to the most advanced proposal. The original online delivery platform,
Order Porter, revolutionizes quote delivery and acceptance with online
personal web pages and electronic ordering. Quosal integrates with CRM
and PSA platforms, product distributors, and accounting software to
streamline the sales quote process.
-- Salesforce.com's Force.com is a social enterprise cloud platform for
building custom business apps quickly and easily. Channel partners can
build custom social, mobile and real-time apps without having to
invest in complex software or hardware infrastructure. Force.com
offers both a declarative programming model for business users and a
programmatic interface for developers to write custom business logic
in the cloud.
-- Veeam Cloud Provider Program offers access to virtual data protection
and management solutions via licensing and deployment options custom
built for cloud services providers.
-- VMware Horizon Application Manager provides the capability to control,
manage and deliver policy-driven application access to end-users
across multiple devices and give end-users an easy, secure way to
access both SaaS and Web applications.
"From the start, Ingram Micro has been dedicated to serving as a leader
in the cloud services market and, as such, we have concentrated on
aggregating a breadth and depth of solutions to meet the needs of our
reseller partners regardless of their chosen role in the cloud --
cloud broker or cloud services provider," says Bergeron. "This new
selection of cloud offerings brings to market both exclusive
solutions as well as tested and valued cloud tools from industry
leaders, all facilitated through our Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace
for ease of access, unparalleled technical support and simplified
Launched in November 2010, the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace
provides channel partners access to hundreds of business, strategy,
marketing, technical and sales resources. To date, more than 3,000
solution providers and MSPs are accessing the Ingram Micro Cloud
Marketplace and taking advantage of the more than 750 free reference
documents, sales resources and marketing tools available online at
MSPs, solution providers and IT cloud integrators who are interested
in becoming an Ingram Micro partner and purchasing cloud services
featured on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, please contact the
Ingram Micro Services team at (800) 705-7057 or visit
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About the Ingram Micro Cloud
Ingram Micro Cloud
(www.ingrammicrocloud.com) provides channel partners access to
hundreds of business, strategy, marketing, technical and sales
resources including the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, a
transactional, online marketplace where solution providers can shop,
procure, provision and obtain invoices for their cloud services
directly from Ingram Micro.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value
chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for
vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced
logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based
services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is
the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 145
countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive
portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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