On 14th January 2016, Ingram Micro announced it had extended the availability of IBM Cloud to five additional Cloud Marketplaces around the globe, providing companies increased access to infrastructure capabilities from SoftLayer. Building on its existing distribution relationship with Ingram Micro in the US, IBM Cloud is now available through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the UK – with plans to extend the offering into additional markets soon.
The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is an ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solutions that allows channel partners to purchase, configure, provision, and manage cloud technologies with confidence and ease. It removes the complexity in procurement, management, and support that is often characteristic in cloud technologies while helping channel partners simplify success in the cloud. The Cloud Marketplace provides efficient management of the complete end-customer cloud subscription lifecycle from a single, automated platform, offering a portfolio of vetted solutions that covers all major business categories including: infrastructure, security, communication and collaboration, business applications, and cloud management services. View a live demonstration of the Cloud Marketplace here.
Through this extended relationship, channel partners worldwide have additional tools to provision and manage IBM Cloud and other cloud offerings through a single online portal. The Cloud Marketplace also delivers fully-automated pre-packages IBM Cloud service plans which include Virtual Private Server, Bare Metal Recovery, and Network Gateway Appliances. IBM Cloud offers a high-performance cloud delivery that includes bare metal servers, vertical servers, storage, security services, and networking. These services can be deployed on demand and full remote access and control their ideal public, private, or hybrid cloud, worldwide.
“The extended availability of SoftLayer on the Cloud Marketplace provides channel partners with greater access to a high-performing IaaS platform that supports critical workload migration and protects against security and compliance risk,” said Nimesh Dave, executive vice president, global cloud, Ingram Micro. “We are excited to strengthen our relationship with IBM and help businesses scale operation to any workload or environment during their cloud transformation.”
Ingram Micro’s offering also taps into IBM’s standards for security and privacy, allowing businesses to greatly benefit from in-country data storage. Through these compliance efforts, public, and private sector clients in regulated industries, including healthcare, government, financial, and legal organisations can significantly improve access to their online information and services.
“By extending the availability of IBM Cloud on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace to these new geographies, Ingram Micro is providing another means to access IBM Cloud worldwide, ” said David Wilson, Vice President, IBM Cloud Business Partners and Channel Innovation. “This provides IBM with access to new Business Partners that are ready to better serve customers through adoption of IBM Cloud offerings.”
To find out more about the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace contact our award winning Cloud team via Cloud@ingrammicro.co.uk or call us on 0871 973 3060, alternatively, you can visit our website at www.ingrammicrocloud.co.uk.