Ingram Micro Extends Availability of Its Cloud Marketplace to India

As cloud computing offerings continue to grow across the Asia Pacific region, Ingram Micro has announced the availability of the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in India. Now offered in five countries throughout the Asia Pacific region and 17 countries worldwide, the Cloud Marketplace has nearly 200 channel partners already registered and ready to transact on the automated platform.

According to IDC, demand for cloud hosting services in India is growing at a rapid pace. Public cloud services are currently valued in 2015 at $440 Million, and are expected to grow to $1128 Million by 2019.

Initially featuring Microsoft Office 365 through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, the automated Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace would empower channel partners to quickly grow their cloud business by bundling their own cloud hosting services and consolidating invoicing.

ingram_micro_cloudIn addition, channel partners can now “seamlessly” convert Microsoft Advisor subscriptions to the CSP program on the Cloud Marketplace. The service plan would support the rapid adoption of Microsoft CSP and allow channel partners to own the complete customer subscription lifecycle while recognizing topline revenue.

“With cloud adoption growing steadily in India, we are pleased to deliver the platform, innovative solutions and expertise needed to support cloud business transformation,” said Jaishankar Krishnan, Sr. Vice President & Chief Executive, Ingram Micro India Pvt. Ltd. “The availability of the Cloud Marketplace empowers channel partners to lift their customers’ businesses to the cloud while growing their own profitability and cloud presence.”

The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is an ecosystem of cloud buyers, sellers and solutions allowing channel partners to transform and grow their business by offering instant access to a wide range of cloud solutions from a single online console. Through its automated platform, the Cloud Marketplace delivers “streamlined” customer management of the complete cloud subscription lifecycle.

“Cloud adoption in India is growing in triple digit percentage year-over-year,” said Meetul Patel, General Manager, SMS&P Business, Microsoft India. “We launched the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program earlier this year to help SMBs become more competitive with enterprise-grade technology and value-added services from Microsoft cloud. We are excited to be a part of the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in India and look forward to helping both partners and customers get the best that cloud has to offer.”