Ingram Micro has augmented its cloud portfolio with 16 new vendors, each of which survived a stringent vetting process.
The distributor on Tuesday announced the additions during its Cloud Summit 2012 for VARs and other partners in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Here are the latest suppliers available to partners:
- Amazon Web Services. This product also is a fit for telecom agents who specialize in hosted PBX and UC, said Renée Bergeron, vice president of managed services and cloud computing, North America. Amazon Web Services offers storage on demand on a monthly basis and presents an easy way for agents to help customers dive into cloud storage.
- Salesforce.com. The inclusion of the Force.com platform represents the culmination of almost two years of work between Ingram Micro and Salesforce.com and makes Ingram Micro the sole Force.com distributor. “This executes on a promise … to introduce business applications” for partners, Bergeron said. “There is a wealth of functionality. Salesforce is the authority when it comes to cloud computing.”
- Live Virtual Help Desk. Managed help desk services for VARs and MSPs.
- DocVerify. eSignature technology to eliminate paper back-and-forth.
- Veeam. Software that enables virtualization, and backup and disaster recovery for VMware environments.
- CA AppLogic. Software that lets partners roll out cloud services right away, offering data protection.
- ConnectWise. Services-automation software; the platform includes CRM.
- LabTech. Remote monitoring and management.
- Quosal. Quote and proposal platform for increasing productivity. Links with CRM systems.
- CloudWorks. Hosted virtual desktop.
dinCloud. Desktop virtualization.
- Intel AppUp. Cloud solutions for small businesses.
- Awareness Technologies. Insider threat protection for monitoring employees’ on- and off-net activity.
- IBM Managed Security Services.
- VMware. Horizon application manager.
- Ingram Micro Managed Print Services. Click here to read more.
Bergeron said each Ingram Micro supplier has undergone a vetting process that includes an examination of technical architecture, product performance, financial viability and channel commitment. “Our goal is not to have inventory of every cloud service,” she said.