Looking to enhance its storage portfolio, value-added distributor Ingram Micro has inked a deal with HP to add the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage and HP StoreOnce Backup systems to its U.S. portfolio for channel partners and VARs. The all-in-one solutions support virtualized, IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) and cloud environments, targeted to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) as well as large enterprise organizations and service providers.
“To help midrange to high-end enterprises deal with new application demands, resellers must move away from fragmented legacy designs towards simplified and modern storage architectures,” said Terry Richardson, vice president of channel sales for the U.S. enterprise group at HP.
“The flexibility, manageability and overall performance found within HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP StoreOnce Backup is grabbing the attention of our channel partners,” said Scott Zahl, vice president and general manager for the Ingram Micro Advanced Computing Division in the U.S. “Whether we’re talking cloud or mainstream business storage needs, HP’s new Converged Storage portfolio offers solutions purpose-built to help our channel partners meet today’s most demanding customer requirements in datacenters of all sizes while reducing costs and improving service.”
He added that the HP Converged Storage products include a range of support, including dedicated HP field technical consultants, channel account managers, and dedicated sales, technical support and marketing professionals.
“We’ve seen strong growth in our HP 3PAR business over the last six quarters and have invested significantly in the value-added resources, expertise and infrastructure to support these new solutions,” added Zahl. “Storage is a high-growth solutions category and Ingram Micro is committed to delivering a robust portfolio of converged storage and value-add solutions to our channel partners.”
“By delivering effortless Tier 1 storage to the midrange, the expanded HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage portfolio enables channel partners to grow their mid-market revenue base while also offering clients the industry’s fastest backup and recovery capabilities via HP StoreOnce Backup – all on an easy-to-manage converged platform that supports organizations of all sizes,” Richardson said.