The North America Services Division of Ingram Micro is teaming up with Time Warner Cable and CenturyLink to add new telecom services to its portfolio. It also is rolling out hardware as a service (HaaS) bundles and more than a dozen new cloud-based services.
The distributor also launched a new marketing and reseller enablement program called “Seeding the Cloud,” which provides Ingram Micro channel partners with the resources needed to design and execute a go-to-market plan, as well as drive end-user lead generation for cloud services.
The offerings, launched at the distributor’s Cloud Summit, include the new suite of Cloud Telecom Services, which aggregates the voice and data services from various telecom carriers including CenturyLink and Time Warner Cable Business Class, with standardized pricing and support services to complement existing cloud and hardware/software solutions.
“The impressive year-over-year success of Ingram Micro’s cloud business and our Cloud Summit, combined with the mounting success of our channel partners, are excellent performance indicators that affirm our belief that 2013 will be a strong year for cloud services in the IT channel,” said Renee Bergeron, vice president of managed services and cloud computing, Ingram Micro North America. “We’re pleased to further expand the Ingram Micro Cloud portfolio as we continue to demonstrate the success, opportunity and positive impact cloud services are having on the IT channel and in particular for our channel partners. Additionally, we’re thrilled to see the attendance of our Cloud Summit soar to a record-setting 800 attendees.”
Also making its debut this week is the Ingram Micro HaaS program, which enables U.S. channel partners to expand their managed service offerings. It features three different laptop and Microsoft office bundles from both Lenovo and HP. Additional vendors and hardware packages will be added throughout the year.
And, Ingram Micro said that it has welcomed more than a dozen new vendors and solutions to the Cloud Marketplace.