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Distributor Ingram Micro has added enterprise-class HP 3PAR storage systems
to its enterprise solutions portfolio.

The Santa Ana, Calif.-based distributor is one of the first to offer HP 3PAR
storage systems to the channel, Ingram Micro said. HP acquired 3PAR in
September.

"The availability of HP 3PAR technologies from Ingram Micro is
significant news for the VAR community and
opens up the playing field for channel partners addressing the storage needs of
enterprise-class public and private cloud computing environments," Mark
Maisano, senior director of the Advanced Computing Division and HP Business
Unit, Ingram Micro U.S., said in a statement.

Certified HP channel partners will be able to source HP 3PAR T-Class and
F-Class storage systems and software products from Ingram Micro. The
distributor’s HP Business Unit and Advanced Computing Division will also offer
certification, education, sales enablement and training resources to partners.

"HP 3PAR technology offers the efficiency and next-gen storage
functionality we need to support our enterprise customers’ business needs and
hybrid cloud environments," Eric Smith, general manager for HP and Ingram
Micro channel partner ISG
Technology
, said in a statement.

"Being able to purchase HP 3PAR solutions from Ingram Micro simplifies
the sale and gives our team access to the pre- and post-sales and technical
support resources we’ve become accustomed to as an Ingram Micro channel
partner."

HP 3PAR Storage Systems are designed to help solution providers help
customers consolidate their storage environments while remaining flexible.

"HP sees tremendous business value in the IT channel and is pleased to
make our new 3PAR storage solutions available from Ingram Micro," said
Frank Rauch, vice president of channels for HP, in a statement.

"With the support of Ingram Micro’s HP Business Unit and new Advanced
Computing Division, we are able to accelerate and execute against our converged
infrastructure strategy. Together we offer HP channel partners the enablement
resources, support and technology they need to build and grow a profitable
practice around HP storage solutions."