Microsoft Azure has been added in UK to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace – an automated cloud services platform that would allow the company’s partners to purchase, provision, manage, and invoice cloud technology “with ease.”
With this announcement, Ingram Micro partners can now offer Azure in a flexible consumption-based, pay-as-you-go pricing model through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program would empower resellers to fully own the end-customer relationship. This enables them to manage the end-to-end subscription lifecycle which would help ensure greater customer satisfaction, higher renewal margins and topline cloud revenue, according to Ingram Micro.
“We are pleased to differentiate our Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider offering with the addition of Azure to our broad portfolio of cloud solutions,” said Apay Obang-Oyway, director, Cloud, Northern Europe, Ingram Micro. “By automating the delivery of Azure and making available the necessary resources and tools for transformation, our reseller partners have the capability to quickly build a successful Azure practice and deliver greater value to their customers.”
Microsoft Azure is a flexible hybrid cloud platform that features a combination of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions that enable developers to quickly build, deploy, manage, and scale applications to meet their organization’s specific needs.
The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace fully automates the service delivery, customer management, and invoicing of Azure services, allowing resellers to quickly bring the Azure suite to a wider client base. Resellers can also differentiate their offerings by bundling their own services with Azure and other Microsoft cloud solutions including Office 365 for greater upsell and cross-sell potential.
“We are pleased to see Ingram Micro extend its cloud offerings to include a next-generation solution like Microsoft Azure to help us execute at scale and quickly meet the business needs of our customers,” said Jon Milward, Director, Compete366. “With Microsoft Azure, we can deliver a flexible and highly integrated cloud platform to our customers while increasing ROI and maintaining complete control of the end-to-end relationship.”