Ingram Micro, a global distributor and provider of technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world, has extended the availability of IBM Cloud to five additional Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplaces, providing companies increased access to cloud hosting infrastructure capabilities from SoftLayer.
Building on its existing distribution relationship with Ingram Micro in the U.S., IBM Cloud is now available through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, with plans to extend the offering into additional markets soon.
The SoftLayer infrastructure from IBM is an automated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud hosting platform, which currently extends to data centers throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and beyond, and embraces a comprehensive range of cloud computing options that are connected to an integrated private network and management system. The platform’s modular infrastructure would facilitate rapid and cost-efficient deployment and extend complete user control to quickly scale cloud offerings on any IBM Cloud data center, worldwide.
“The extended availability of SoftLayer on the Cloud Marketplace provides channel partners with greater access to a high-performing IaaS platform that supports critical workload migration and protects against security and compliance risk,” said Nimesh Dave, executive vice president, global cloud, Ingram Micro. “We are excited to strengthen our relationship with IBM and help businesses scale operations to any workload or environment during their cloud transformation.”
The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is an ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solutions that allows channel partners to purchase, configure, provision, and manage cloud technologies. It would remove the complexity in procurement, management, and support that is often characteristic in cloud technologies, while helping channel partners simplify success in the cloud.
Ingram Micro’s Cloud Marketplace would provide efficient management of the complete end-customer cloud subscription lifecycle from a single, automated platform, offering a portfolio of vetted solutions that covers all major business categories including: infrastructure, security, communication and collaboration, business applications, and cloud management services.