Ingram Micro Authorized to Sell IBM Power Systems and

Ingram Micro Authorized to Sell IBM Power Systems and
Enterprise-Class Storage in United States 
IBM Leverages Ingram Micro's Advanced Computing Division to Enable
Channel Partners to Sell Power Systems and Enterprise-Class Storage
Families 
SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 --  Expanding its data
center portfolio and expertise, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today
announced it has earned authorization to market, sell and support IBM
Power Systems and enterprise-class storage product families to
certified IBM Business Partners within the U.S. 
As part of the expanded U.S. distribution agreement, Ingram Micro's
Advanced Computing Division is now recruiting and enabling authorized
IBM Business Partners with the necessary marketing, pre- and
post-sales support, as well as technical training, certifications and
configuration services to successfully sell the IBM Power Systems and
enterprise-class storage product portfolios.  
To further educate the market, Ingram Micro is hosting a series of
webinars for channel partners that are interested in learning more
about IBM Power Systems, storage and PureSystems. Registration is
open to both prospecting resellers and current Ingram Micro channel
partners. More information can be found here. Ingram Micro will also
be offering qualified IBM Business Partners onsite product
demonstrations and business trainings for IBM Power Systems, storage,
PureSystems and System x starting next month.  
"Ingram Micro offers IBM Business Partners enablement resources,
technical expertise and field sales support that is unrivaled and we
remain committed to giving our channel partners that competitive edge
that really works to differentiate their services and value," says
Scott Zahl, vice president and general manager of the Advanced
Computing Division, Ingram Micro U.S.  
"The addition of IBM's Power Systems and enterprise-class storage
families to Ingram Micro's growing portfolio of data center solutions
is well-timed given the increased focus enterprises are placing on
big data, cloud and network optimization," says Paul Bay, president,
Ingram Micro North America. "One of our top priorities in 2013 is to
further enable our channel partners to move up-market and address the
business and technology needs of midmarket companies. The resources
and expertise offered within our Advanced Computing Division,
combined with IBM's portfolio of servers and systems, provide our
mutual partners with a competitive edge."  
Available to authorized IBM Business Partners in the U.S., the IBM
Power Systems family is comprised of a comprehensive series of
servers, systems software and solutions featuring the latest IBM
POWER7 and POWER7+ processor technology. Designed for
compute-intensive workloads and business analytics, IBM Power Systems
deliver a full range of offerings to help meet the needs of
businesses of all sizes from entry systems including BladeCenter,
Power Express and PowerLinux servers to the Power enterprise systems
770, 780 and 795.  
Additionally, the IBM System Storage line, also available to
authorized IBM Business Partners in the U.S., comprises a wide range
of advanced systems that offer high-speed disk, solid state storage,
and advanced tape to help customers manage the challenges of big data
more efficiently and cost effectively. In addition, robust storage
virtualization and cloud offerings combine with a variety of
integrated automation capabilities to round out the portfolio and
help customers create smarter storage infrastructures.  
"Ingram Micro's channel leadership and reach, proven partner
enablement capabilities, and demonstrated commitment to the IBM
business played a key role in our expanded relationship," says Bill
Donohue, vice president, North America Business Partner and
Mid-Market Sales, IBM. "Through this expansion with Ingram Micro, we
will strive to reach new and emerging business partners including
MSPs, ISVs and cloud providers, while extending IBM's leadership in
Power and Enterprise Storage solutions across the mid-market client
segment."  
Channel partners interested in becoming an authorized IBM Business
Partner or learning more about the IBM Power Systems and
enterprise-class storage product families, can contact Ingram Micro's
U.S.-based IBM sales team at (800) 456-800 ext. 76392 or email
acd-ibmhw@ingrammicro.com.  
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About Ingram Micro Inc. 
 Ingram Micro is the world's largest
wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT
supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics
solutions. 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 145 countries on six continents
with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and
services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com. 
Press contacts: 
Marie Rourke 
WhiteFox Marketing (For Ingram Micro Inc.) 
Marie@whitefoxpr.com 
(714) 292-2199 
 
 
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