Wholesale technology distributor Ingram Micro, a master cloud hosting services aggregator and provider, has adopted and deployed Parallels Automation as the core service delivery platform for its new global Cloud Marketplace.
By using the Parallels Automation platform, Ingram Micro’s Cloud Marketplace will soon be able to deploy a more comprehensive range of private, public and hybrid cloud hosting services along with a broad range of additional professional services and support capabilities.
Today, the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace features more than 70 vendors and 200 cloud solutions and services including domain name management, web hosting and cloud hosting infrastructure services added by its Q3 2013 acquisition of SoftCom Inc., one of the early-adopters in the global cloud marketplace.
The agreement expands Parallels’ existing relationship with Ingram Micro and also includes an equity investment by the distribution leader that demonstrates Ingram Micro’s commitment to the platform and the alliance.
“Ingram Micro’s decision to base its Cloud Marketplace on Parallels Automation is a strong vote of confidence in Parallels’ business and the innovation, security and reliability of our cloud services platform,” said Birger Steen, chief executive officer, Parallels. “For the world’s leading technology distributor to make an equity investment in Parallels and work together with us to execute its vision for cloud services enablement both regionally and globally is a significant testimony to Parallels’ proven approach to successfully delivering and supporting cloud hosting services to businesses of all sizes.”