Ingram Micro has announced a partnership with Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, to deliver data centre solutions to businesses in New Zealand.
Specifically, Vertiv will provide the complete range of products and services within a critical IT infrastructure framework, targeting industries such as telecommunications and internet services, banking and finance, transportation, power, logistics, and retail.
As a result, Ingram Micro will work with resellers to provide financing, education, training and business development resources to marketing services and pre- and post-sale technical assistance.
“Ingram will be delivering a broad and deep spectrum of technology and supply chain services to our solution partner community,” Vertiv channel business director of Asia Daniel Sim said.
“Vertiv will continue to bolster its position in New Zealand as a catalyst in adoption of pioneering edge computing implementations.”
Among the lines of Vertiv products that Ingram Micro will carry for the New Zealand market include critical power, thermal management, racks and enclosures, monitoring and services under the well known brands of Chloride, Liebert and Trellis.
“Appointing Ingram Micro significantly increases our presence in New Zealand and underpins our rapidly broadening channel strategy,” Vertiv A/NZ managing director Robert Linsdell added.
Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv specialises in supporting mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions.
“Vertiv’s solutions open up additional revenue streams for Ingram Micro resellers that are active in the converged infrastructure space, so our channel partners are enthusiastic about the new opportunities,” Ingram Micro New Zealand managing director Gary Bigwood added.
“Ingram Micro is the only New Zealand distributor that can provide specialist resellers with a full range of hardware and software for data centres and enterprise level infrastructure solutions, which makes Vertiv the perfect fit for our partners.”
Alongside the new vendor partnership and in a separate initiative, Ingram Micro also unveiled plans to bolster office space, expanding into the adjacent building in Auckland after signing the lease to take over the Umbrellar building that shares the company’s head office site on the North Shore.
“We’ve seen substantial expansion and have literally run out of room,” Bigwood added. “We’ve removed offices, reduced desk sizes and moved outbound teams to hot-desks – pretty much anything we could think of to create more room. But in the end, we really, really just needed more space.
“In a case of perfect timing, Umbrellar was looking to relocate just as we had finally run out of room to swing the proverbial cat. The stars aligned and everything has worked out very well for all involved.”
Bigwood said that signing the lease to take over the Umbrellar building, which is next door to the existing Ingram Micro building, also avoids a design and build project over the next couple of years and the associated disruption that would bring.
“The current Ingram Micro building is almost nine years old and will be getting a tidy up to match the Umbrellar facility over the coming year,” Bigwood added.
The move into the new building is scheduled for October this year.