Global ICT distributor, Ingram Micro, is now an Authorized Global Training Partner for Acronis – a global provider of hybrid cloud data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments.
As part of the expanded relationship, Ingram Micro Training offers the full portfolio of Acronis’s hybrid cloud data protection technical training and certification enablement classes. Available in more than 60 countries, the Acronis courses and curriculum offered by Ingram Micro Training cater exclusively to the business needs of channel partners and their customers.
“The global relationship between Ingram Micro and Acronis continues to build and the success we’re seeing within existing partners demonstrates Ingram Micro’s commitment to partner education and business expansion,” said John Zanni, CMO of Acronis. “Together with Ingram Micro Training, we are empowering channel partners worldwide with the expertise, experience and enablement needed to properly market, sell and support hybrid cloud data protection solutions in any environment.”
The news follows a series of 2016 Ingram Micro and Acronis announcements, including a new relationship with Aptec, an Ingram Micro company and one of the largest technology distributors in the META region (Middle East, Turkey, and Africa), and the extended availability of Acronis’ cloud data protection solutions to four additional Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplaces across the Asia Pacific region.
“Empowering channel partners with the proper training and talent to bring Acronis’ solutions to market faster and more profitably is a shared priority for Ingram Micro and Acronis,” said Greg Richey, director, Ingram Micro Professional and Training Services. “Having the ability to properly assess, scope, deploy, manage and support a customer’s environment is critical to the success of any managed service provider or IT services professional. With the help of Ingram Micro Training, Acronis channel partners have the additional training, education, expertise and field support needed to add more value, speed the sales cycle and deliver exceptional customer care to customers near and far.”
In addition to expanding its relationship with Acronis, Ingram Micro recently announced a renewed contract with IBM to continue serving as an IBM Global Training Provider. Ingram Micro Training is also a preferred training partner for many other vendors including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks and VMware.