Ingram Micro Cloud, a global division of Ingram Micro, is expanding its relationship with IBM and now offers SoftLayer cloud hosting services to its mutual channel partners within the U.S. Ingram Micro will be able to market, sell and support SoftLayer cloud services and drive solutions and cross-selling opportunities within its partner community and the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.
SoftLayer offers cloud services founded on high-performance infrastructure, including bare metal and virtual servers and is the foundation for IBM’s cloud portfolio.
Eric Gray, CEO, ITO Solutions Inc., an Ingram Micro and IBM Premier Business Partner, expects the new alliance to bring greater benefit to his growing cloud hosting services business. “We are excited by the new opportunities and service capabilities Ingram Micro and SoftLayer will bring to ITO Solutions, and will leverage this alliance to expand our cloud services and deliver more business value to ITO Solutions’ customers and prospects.”
As a master Cloud Services Provider, Ingram Micro will also offer its cloud onboarding capabilities, marketing support, as well as end-to-end technical and operational support to its channel partners focused on building cloud hosting solutions.