Ingram Micro Cloud Teams Up with Samsung to Bring Microsoft Windows® Desktop as a Service to the Mobile Prosumer Using Amazon

  Ingram Micro Cloud Teams Up with Samsung to Bring Microsoft Windows® Desktop
  as a Service to the Mobile Prosumer Using Amazon WorkSpaces

Accessing a full virtual Windows desktop from Samsung DeX with Samsung Galaxy
   Note8 or Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ is made easier with Ingram Micro Cloud’s
                         service automation platform

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- October 5, 2017

Ingram Micro Inc. is helping drive consumer adoption of mobile virtual desktop
technology with the launch today of a simplified, point-of-entry Cloud Store
for Samsung DeX customers. Ingram Micro Cloud’s solution automates the setup
of Amazon WorkSpaces and Microsoft Windows Desktop as a Service (DaaS) for
Samsung Galaxy Note8, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Samsung DeX prosumers so they
can be up and running with a virtual desktop on their smartphone in just a few
easy steps.

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Take your Microsoft Windows desktop anywhere with Ingram Micro Cloud, Samsung
and Amazon WorkSpaces. ...

Take your Microsoft Windows desktop anywhere with Ingram Micro Cloud, Samsung
and Amazon WorkSpaces. (Photo: Ingram Micro Cloud/Samsung/AWS)

The Samsung DeX Station connects the Galaxy Note8 or Galaxy S8/S8+ to any type
of FHD display with an HDMI port, as well as a mouse and keyboard, to provide
a desktop experience powered by your smartphone. By combining Samsung DeX with
Amazon WorkSpaces, users can gain a more powerful desktop experience with the
ability to securely access their own Microsoft Windows virtual desktop, files
and applications. However, virtual desktop solutions have typically been
thought of as only an enterprise or SMB solution due to complex configuration
requirements.

Ingram Micro Cloud directly addresses this roadblock to consumer adoption with
its innovative platform technology and a custom-built Cloud Store that
eliminates the need for advanced IT capabilities. With Ingram Micro Cloud’s
solution, Samsung DeX customers can have their virtual Windows desktop via
Amazon’s WorkSpaces set up and accessed quickly and easily.

This is the first mobile device-based Microsoft Windows cloud DaaS offered
directly to Samsung DeX customers, giving users like students, freelancers and
entrepreneurs access to a full Microsoft Windows-based desktop right from
their Samsung DeX Station and smartphone setup. Now anyone can carry their
entire desktop in their pocket.

“Using our robust platform and technical expertise, the Ingram Micro Cloud
services team has created this simplified and automated solution for Samsung
mobile users to easily get set up and use a virtual Windows desktop,” said
Tarik Faouzi, vice president, Global Cloud Partners and Solutions, Ingram
Micro. “This collaboration demonstrates Ingram Micro Cloud’s commitment to
empower every user and partner by reducing the complexities of access to
innovative cloud technologies.”

“Accessing Amazon WorkSpaces using Samsung DeX provides customers with a
powerful Windows desktop experience through their smartphone, delivering
access to the documents, applications, and resources they need with incredible
flexibility,” said Nathan Thomas, general manager, Amazon WorkSpaces. “Ingram
Micro will help bring this anywhere, anytime mobile desktop functionality to
even more customers, with easy deployment and trusted service and support.”

“Running all of your Android and Windows programs from your Samsung Galaxy
Note8 and S8/S8+ on Samsung DeX is something you have to experience to
believe,” said Mok Oh, vice president, Business Development at Samsung
Electronics. “We have worked with Amazon Web Services and Ingram Micro Cloud
to make this accessible to more users, enabling you to be more productive from
anywhere.”

Amazon WorkSpaces will also be available to reseller partners in the US from
the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace later this year. This will allow Ingram
Micro partners to create a complete mobile desktop solution for their business
customers by bundling the Galaxy Note8 or Galaxy S8/S8+ and DeX Station with
Amazon WorkSpaces, along with their choice of additional cloud services from
the Ingram Micro portfolio.

“Ingram Micro Cloud is pleased to collaborate with Samsung Electronics and
Amazon Web Services to deliver on the promise of the complete mobile workspace
for our channel partners,” said Faouzi. “With the latest Samsung smartphones
and DeX Station, Amazon WorkSpaces and other services from the Ingram Micro
Cloud Marketplace, we are excited to provide this innovative solution to our
partners and their customers.”

A 30-day free trial of Amazon WorkSpaces is available to Samsung Galaxy Note8,
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Samsung DeX customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada,
France, Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
This offer can be accessed through the Windows Desktop Free Trial DeX app on
the Samsung Galaxy App Store.

About Ingram Micro Cloud

At Ingram Micro Cloud™, we view cloud not just as a single technology, but as
a foundational platform to run and drive a whole new way of doing business. By
leveraging our platforms and ecosystem, cloud service providers, telecom
companies, resellers and enterprises can quickly transform and get up and
running in the cloud within minutes, with little to no investment. Our
portfolio includes vetted security, communication and collaboration, business
applications, cloud management services and infrastructure solutions designed
to help clients monetize and manage the entire lifecycle of cloud and digital
services, infrastructure and IoT subscriptions. For more information, please
visit: www.IngramMicroCloud.com.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers
a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses
around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and
supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently
and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market
insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven
relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com.

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