365 Data Centers Now Featured within the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace
New distribution relationship allows 365 Data Centers to broaden reach and enable Ingram Micro channel partners in the U.S. to consume data center services with the ease of a cloud-like consumption model
Emeryville, California – May 22, 2014 – 365 Data Centers, one of the top U.S. colocation providers by market presence, today announced a new business relationship with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor and master cloud services aggregator. Under the U.S. agreement, Ingram Micro channel partners can further diversify their offerings by building private cloud services, running temporary workloads and migrating applications to a hybrid public-private cloud model in a secure and reliable environment with access to 365 Data Centers’ on-demand colocation services which are available now via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace (www.ingrammicrocloud.com).
“As an official Ingram Micro Cloud vendor, 365 Data Centers provides the channel with the resources it needs to productize new cloud services through reliable, secure and no-commitment offerings that make it easy to consume the services available in our data centers,” said Keao Caindec, Chief Marketing Officer, 365 Data Centers. “Ingram Micro is the world’s largest IT distributor and a master aggregator of cloud services and solutions that are proven to accelerate partners’ cloud practices and sales. Targeting the channel with a business service focus allows 365 Data Centers to concentrate its efforts on helping VARs and MSPs build cloud environments that are tailored to their clients’ needs and their own.”
365 Data Centers recently launched 365 Quick Start, a commitment-free, pay-for-use colocation bundle that includes the cabinet, cross connect, power and internet bandwidth that businesses of all sizes need in order to ease into colocation. 365 Quick Start specifically caters to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the channel market by leveraging 16 downtown data center facilities across the U.S. and addresses the need for highly secure and reliable services, providing the assurance businesses need to run mission-critical applications. By going to market as part of the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, 365 Data Centers is able to sell through to thousands of MSPs and VARs, enabling them to consume data center services with the ease of a cloud-like consumption model.
“Demand for data center services is growing as more small and midsize businesses seek to leverage cloud-based services to build greater efficiencies, performance and scale,” says Jason Bystrak, senior director, Ingram Micro Cloud, Americas. “Ingram Micro is pleased to welcome 365 Data Centers to our growing Cloud Marketplace’s portfolio of products, solutions and services.”
Ingram Micro allows its channel partners to easily and profitably grow their business by providing technologically relevant solutions. A market leader, Ingram Micro Cloud offers fully vetted solutions from vendors in nearly every solution category throughout North America. Through the Ingram Micro Cloud Desk, VARs seeking to resell cloud services to their end users can get the help they need from over 200 technical consultants boasting over 1,100 certifications in relevant industries. Ingram Micro—a Fortune 100 company—has successfully connected solution providers with vendors worldwide for 35 years.
About 365 Data Centers
365 Data Centers provides secure and reliable colocation services that offer an easier way to scale business growth and connect to the cloud. Through its 16 U.S. data centers, 100% uptime SLA, and national network of carriers and content providers, 365 Data Centers offers flexible pricing models that let customers pay as they grow with no long-term lock in. Services are secure and tailored for small and mid-sized businesses, telecom carriers and cloud service providers. We partner with businesses, technology leaders and community leaders to build technology centers that enable economic growth. With 365 Data Centers as a local provider, driving business growth just got easier. For more information, visit 365datacenters.com.
About Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace
The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace will serve as a transactional online marketplace for channel partners and IT professionals to educate themselves, browse, buy, deploy and manage a comprehensive suite of cloud services with ease and efficiency directly from Ingram Micro. Under the new worldwide organization, Ingram Micro is adopting a global platform powered by Parallels that is built to enhance the Cloud Marketplace's capabilities and support a much broader and deeper portfolio of cloud management services and solutions.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supplychain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.
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