IT distributor and master cloud service provider (mCSP), Ingram Micro, has announced the international expansion of its IBM SoftLayer cloud offerings on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. While these solutions were already introduced by Ingram Micro in the U.S., the company has now expanded its IBM Cloud offerings to additional Cloud Marketplaces worldwide, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Mexico, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and more.
IBM SoftLayer’s cloud delivery model includes bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services and networking. These services can be deployed on-demand with full remote access and control through a customer Web portal or API, allowing customers to create their ideal public, private or hybrid cloud environments.
Through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, channel partners can configure and manage the SoftLayer cloud solutions along with other cloud hosting offerings through a single console. Ingram Micro’s new offering also taps into IBM’s in-country compliance efforts, which help public and private sector clients in regulated industries, including healthcare, government, financial and legal organizations, to improve access to their online information and services.
SoftLayer’s all-in-one, automated IaaS platform currently includes data centers throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe and encompasses a comprehensive range of cloud hosting options that are connected to an integrated private network and management system. The platform’s modular infrastructure would enable quick and cost-effective deployment while extending full user control to rapidly scale cloud offerings on any IBM Cloud data center around the world.
“With SoftLayer in the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, it is easier and faster for organizations to adopt in-country compliant cloud services that drive business innovation and transformation,” said Nimesh Dave, executive vice president, global cloud, Ingram Micro. “We’re committed to developing additional services for workload migration, capitalizing on our professional services capabilities.”