Ingram Micro Gains Authorization to Provide Cisco UCS Build-to-Order Services
to Technology Resellers Across Canada
Distributor's Advanced Integration Services Expedite Time-to-Market
for Cisco UCS C-Series Resellers
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- Expanding its
advanced integration services, Ingram Micro Canada, a subsidiary of
Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology
distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and logistics
solutions, today announced it is now authorized as a Cisco Unified
Computing Systems (UCS) C-Series Build-to-Order (BTO) distribution
partner in Canada.
The new designation, which goes into effect immediately, allows
Ingram Micro to stock, build, test and ship Cisco UCS C-Series
servers to customer specification for authorized Cisco reseller
partners throughout Canada. The advanced configuration services will
be managed by Ingram Micro's world-class, dedicated Cisco-authorized
technicians and completed in the distributor's highly secure, 25,000
square-foot Configuration Center in Mississauga, Ontario.
"The speed, efficiency and technical expertise channel partners gain
by using Ingram Micro's new Cisco UCS C-series BTO services offers a
competitive edge," says Tim Billing, vice president of Vendor
Management, Ingram Micro Canada. "Strategically, we have been focused
on moving up the value stack and we're pleased to take our Cisco UCS
business to the next level in Canada and deliver greater business
value and complete end-to-end support -- from enablement to order
fulfillment -- to our mutual partners."
To ensure faster delivery and reduce the time to market to less than
a week for Canadian resellers, Ingram Micro will hold inventory in an
adjacent warehouse for various Cisco C-Series base bundles along with
server components, such as processors, memories, hard disks and
adapters. Cisco UCS solutions will be fully configured to
specification, and then tested and certified in accordance with Cisco
best-practice guidelines before being dispatched to the reseller or
drop-shipped to the end customer.
"Cisco is always looking to provide greater flexibility, more choices
and world-class support to our reseller partners. By authorizing
Ingram Micro Canada as a Cisco UCS BTO distributor, we're
accelerate product delivery, eliminate time-consuming steps in the
configuration process, and ultimately, enable our mutual channel
partners to provide better service to their end customers," says
Scott A. Brown, vice president, Worldwide Distribution Sales at
As part of this expanded distribution agreement, Cisco channel
partners will continue to have access to a wide variety of
business-building marketing, support and partner enablement services
from Ingram Micro Canada's Advanced Technology Division and dedicated
Cisco Business Unit.
"Ingram Micro is invested in the technical, sales and business
enablement resources our channel partners need to differentiate their
services and deliver the utmost value to their customers," says Mark
Snider, general manager, Ingram Micro Canada. "Our dedicated and
growing focus on higher value, advanced solutions, combined with our
Cisco Business Unit, have uniquely positioned us to help our channel
partners effectively sell and support custom Cisco UCS C-series
solutions, as well as complementary technologies and services.
Unified computing solutions are a high-margin, high-growth technology
category, and we're committed to keeping our channel partners at the
forefront of this opportunity."
Last year, Ingram Micro earned a Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series
authorization in the U.S., while also receiving a number of accolades
for its contributions and value as a global distribution partner to
Cisco and its mutual reseller partners. These global honors included
the Cisco Global Distributor of the Year award, five regional
Distribution Partner of the Year awards and the Cisco Worldwide
Distribution Summit award for Services Innovation.
More information about Ingram Micro Canada is available at
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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 160 countries on six continents
with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and
services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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