Ingram Micro Unveils Cloud Marketplace, Partners

By Jessica Davis

IT distribution giant Ingram Micro used its Cloud Summit in Phoenix this week to demonstrate its Cloud Marketplace, a transactional online marketplace where IT solution providers can shop, procure, provision and obtain invoices for their cloud services directly from Ingram Micro.

"Ingram Micro stands alone as the IT industry’s leading services aggregator and strives to ensure our channel partners are influencing the market and driving positive change for their customers by offering best-in-class technology solutions and cloud services," said Keith Bradley, senior executive vice president and president, Ingram Micro North America, in a statement.

That aggregation and the invoicing solution from Ingram Micro is leading many vendors and IT solution providers to choose to partner with Ingram Micro in the cloud.

"The Ingram Micro [Cloud Services Division] group handles the monthly billing for us," Vince Massey, Sr. Director North American Channels at SonicWall, told Channel Insider.  SonicWall is currently piloting three new programs for MSPs after working with Ingram Micro partners to find out what MSPs needed to make their business models work.  The first is expected to be launched later this summer.

Along with the Cloud Marketplace demonstration, Ingram Micro will launch a host of new cloud services from vendors including BMC Software, Inc., Cisco, N-able Technologies, Siemens Enterprise Communications, SherWeb, Symantec, Trend Micro and VMware.           

Follow the Ingram Micro Services Division on Twitter at www.twitter.com/IMCloudServices.

This article was originally published on 2011-06-01