Global wholesale technology distributor Ingram Micro (IM) has acquired Toronto, Canada-based SoftCom Inc., a hosting provider offering SMB-focused solutions among which cloud hosting services to more than 2.5 Million users with support of 26 languages in 140 countries worldwide.
Founded in 1997, SoftCom operates brands such as Myhosting.com and Mail2web.com and has a seasoned team of engineers with deep experience in building and developing cloud aggregation and web solutions. Ingram Micro plans to expand its cloud offerings with the acquisition of SoftCom. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
IM Expands Cloud Offerings
SoftCom will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro. Turker Sokullu, former CEO and co-founder of SoftCom, will continue to lead the company as executive director, reporting to Nimesh Dave, Ingram Micro executive vice president, global business process and cloud computing.
“SoftCom’s expertise and proven track-record in cloud services will enhance our cloud offerings road map and aggregation platform,” said Alain Monie, Ingram Micro president and CEO. “Today, we deliver more than 150 solutions from over 50 leading cloud vendors and with this acquisition we believe we will further improve the way our global partners and customers sell, service and procure cloud-based solutions. This addition also gives our partners another competitive service advantage in the rapidly growing cloud market, especially with small-to-midsized businesses.”
Ingram Micro recently added dinCloud virtual servers to its Cloud Marketplace in North America, providing channel partners such as VARs (Value Added Resellers), MSPs (Managed Service Providers), and SIs (Systems Integrators) with the opportunity to include dinCloud virtual servers in their cloud offerings.