Ingram Micro Does Distribution Agreement With IBMs SoftLayer

Tech distribution giant Ingram Micro has a new deal with SoftLayer, and IBM company, meaning it can offer SoftLayer cloud services to U.S. channel partners.

SoftLayer offers cloud services founded on high-performance infrastructure, including bare metal and virtual servers and is the foundation for IBM’s cloud portfolio. As part of the new relationship, Ingram Micro will market, sell and support SoftLayer cloud services and drive solutions and cross-selling opportunities within its partner community and the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. As a master cloud services provider, Ingram Micro will offer its cloud onboarding capabilities, marketing support and end-to-end technical and operational support to its channel partners focused on building cloud solutions. 

Earlier this year, Ingram Micro announced its new global Ingram Micro Cloud Division and the North America availability of the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. As part of the SoftLayer relationship, Ingram Micro will offer mutual channel partners a single point of contact, access to experts and support services. Ingram Micro will also offer field-based representatives that are specifically trained with cloud skills, supplementing the skill sets and capabilities of its channel partners.

"Ingram Micro is a proven Global Business Partner that is well positioned to expand and build upon the success of SoftLayer’s partner community," says Tom Blair, senior vice president of global sales for SoftLayer. "The synergies between Ingram Micro and SoftLayer will help us further advance the data center and cloud services practices of our mutual partners within the U.S."

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