SYDNEY, Australia –November 08, 2016. Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced Microsoft Azure has been added in Australia to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, a leading automated cloud services platform that allows 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 empowers resellers to fully own the end-customer relationship. This enables them to manage the end-to-end subscription lifecycle which helps ensure greater customer satisfaction, higher renewal margins and topline cloud revenue.
Microsoft Azure is a highly 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, without the investment of an underlying infrastructure. By leveraging Azure, companies can avoid the complexity and costs associated with in-house IT management and better manage their IT budgets by only paying for what they need.
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 by accelerating time-to-market and eliminating operational complexities. Resellers can also easily 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 differentiate our Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider offering with the addition of Azure to our broad portfolio of cloud solutions,” said Lee Welch, general manager, Cloud and Software Services, 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 accelerate their Azure CSP business and deliver greater value to their customers.”
“We are extremely excited to see the extension of services offered by Ingram Micro to now include Azure CSP through its Cloud Marketplace,” said Gregg Lalle, VP sales & strategy for Connectwise International. “By leveraging Ingram Micro and ConnectWise, IT solution providers can now seamlessly manage, provision, and bill both Office 365 and Azure subscriptions. Azure truly is the most integrated and automated solution in the marketplace today, delivering tangible cost savings and increased productivity for our partners.”
Ingram Micro was recently recognized for its efforts in automating the delivery of Microsoft Azure services in North America, winning Microsoft’s prestigious Gold Level Excellence in Operations Award. The award honors partners who have delivered market-leading operational excellence and process improvements that support Microsoft technology over the past year.
To learn more about the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, please visit: www.ingrammicrocloud.com.au
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