Wholesale technology distributor Ingram Micro, has announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program. The program is designed to help Ingram Micro channel partners strengthen customer relationships and expand cloud hosting sales opportunities by enabling direct billing, sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage and support Microsoft Cloud offerings.
Additionally, the new program allows Ingram Micro channel partners to own the complete customer lifecycle, enabling them to easily sell Office 365 and Windows Intune subscriptions. It also allows them to take advantage of cloud hosting services by owning the entire billing process and directly managing support.
“Microsoft‘s CSP program is closely aligned with our strategy and together we will continue to offer new solutions and services through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace,” said Alain Monié, CEO of Ingram Micro. “The expertise we acquired with our Softcom acquisition will enable us to deliver on this program in an exceptional way by offering 24/7 support, migration services and integration with a variety of cloud hosting service delivery platforms.”
Ingram Micro is a master cloud service provider (mCSP), offering channel partners and professionals access to a global marketplace, expertise, solutions and enablement programs.
“The Cloud Solution Provider Program puts our partners at the center of the customer relationship,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “Through their participation, these partners demonstrated dedication to helping the broad channel as well as our mutual customers successfully move to the cloud.”