Hammering home its commitment to cloud and channel partner enablement, Ingram Micro has made several strategic announcements at its annual Cloud Summit this week in Phoenix, Arizona.
According to the global distributor, which operates on Auckland’s North Shore at a local level, the newly announced offerings are significant because they enable channel partners to enhance overall profitability as they transform and lift their business into the cloud.
"We are excited about the overwhelming attendance at this year's Cloud Summit and the opportunity to share so many new announcements that will further enable our partners' success," says Renee Bergeron, vice president, Cloud, Ingram Micro.
"These new programs and services are the result of partnering closely with our resellers to develop new and innovative ways to increase their time-to-market and overall profitability."
During the event's various keynote sessions, the company announced the following offerings are available in the U.S. and Canada today, with other countries, including New Zealand, following shortly:
Microsoft Office 365 Available on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace:
Through the marketplace, Bergeron says partners can now directly provision and offer Office 365 bundles, set their own price and invoice monthly, resulting in a more direct relationship with their customers.
Channel partners also can leverage the marketplace to bundle the Ingram Micro Service Desk for 7/24/365 support and SkyKick Migration Suites to help customers quickly move to Office 365.
Expanded Cloud Marketplace Portfolio:
According to Bergeron, the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace offers a “gateway for channel partners” to transform their cloud business by offering online access to a wide array of services and solutions from market-leading cloud vendors.