- Ingram Micro Inc. announced it has expanded its distribution agreement with Acronis, a global leader in new generation data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. Initially offered in the United States, the expanded relationship has extended the reach and availability of Acronis’ cloud data protection solutions offered via Ingram Micro to nine countries –– Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom –– with more planned. Channel partners worldwide will soon be able to easily configure and manage Acronis’ leading cloud data protection solutions from a single automated platform. Additionally, the expanded agreement brings priority to the relationship in the U.S. where Ingram Micro now serves as the premier distributor of Acronis’ growing portfolio of data protection and disaster recovery solutions for virtual, physical, mobile and cloud environments.
- “The addition of Acronis to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace and new premier status in the U.S. demonstrates our commitment to identifying and delivering best-in-class solutions and cloud services that help channel partners drive business transformation, gain a competitive edge and increase profitability,” said Paul Bay, executive vice president and chief executive, Ingram Micro U.S.
- Ingram Micro Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets from Parallels Holdings Ltd. (“Parallels”), a leading provider of commercial cloud management platform technologies, connectors, billing systems and professional services. Under the terms of the transaction, Ingram Micro will acquire the Parallels Odin Service Automation platform along with associated cloud management technologies, intellectual property and the Odin brand. In addition, approximately 500 Odin employees, many of whom are software engineers with cloud expertise, are expected to join Ingram Micro.
- Ingram Micro CEO Alain Monié commented, “In recent years, the launch of Ingram Micro’s automated cloud platform and marketplace has positioned our Company at the forefront of the evolution and adoption of cloud solutions by businesses throughout the world. Now the time has come for us to expand our capabilities by owning the intellectual property that is helping to drive this technology evolution. Odin Service Automation leads in cloud provisioning management and is an established industry standard for integrated cloud services. Our announcement today demonstrates Ingram Micro’s confidence in the technology and talent that Odin has cultivated, as well as our belief that the Odin Service Automation platform will play a significant role in how businesses consume technology in the cloud. We intend to continue to enhance the capabilities of the Odin Service Automation platform, while also consistently bringing additional functionality to our combined cloud solutions. Together, Ingram and Odin will offer the ideal combination of expertise, knowledge and commercial relationships with leading cloud OEMs and innovators, which will enable our combined partner portfolio of 285 telcos, 4,000 hosting companies and 200,000+ resellers worldwide to thrive by lifting their customers businesses to the cloud.”
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