Ingram Micro to Offer HP 3PAR Storage Systems

By Jennifer Lawinski

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."  

This article was originally published on 2010-12-22