Ingram Micro has extended the availability of IBM Cloud to five additional Cloud Marketplaces around the globe.
Building on its existing distribution relationship with Ingram Micro in the U.S., IBM Cloud is now available through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the UK, with plans to extend the offering into additional markets soon.
The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is an ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solutions that allows channel partners to purchase, configure, provision, and manage cloud technologies.
“It removes the complexity in procurement, management, and support that is often characteristic in cloud technologies, while helping channel partners simplify success in the cloud,” said the distie.
Through this extended relationship, channel partners worldwide have additional tools to provision and manage IBM Cloud and other cloud offerings through a single online portal. The Cloud Marketplace also delivers fully-automated pre-packaged IBM Cloud service plans which include Virtual Private Server, Bare Metal Recovery, and Network Gateway Appliances.
IBM Cloud offers a high-performance cloud delivery model that includes bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking. These services can be deployed on demand with full remote access and control through a customer Web portal or API, allowing customers to create their ideal public, private, or hybrid cloud environments.
“By extending the availability of IBM Cloud on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace to these new geographies, Ingram Micro is providing another means to access IBM Cloud worldwide,” said David Wilson, vice president, IBM Cloud Business Partners and Channel Innovation.
“This provides IBM with access to new Business Partners that are ready to better serve customers through adoption of IBM Cloud offerings.”