Distributor Ingram Micro (IM) has snapped up SoftCom, a Toronto, Canada-based cloud marketplace and service provider specializing in SMB-centric solutions, including domain name management, web hosting and cloud infrastructure services.
Neither party disclosed financial terms of the deal, which closed on Thursday. SoftCom will operate as a wholly-owned Ingram subsidiary, headed by Turker Sokullu, SoftCom’s co-founder, who will transition from his former chief executive role to become the new unit’s executive director. Sokullu will report to Nimesh Dave, Ingram Micro executive vice president, global business process and cloud computing.
The 16-year old SoftCom, which operates myhosting.com and mail2web.com, will bring to Ingram an engineering team experienced in building and developing cloud aggregation and web solutions, according to the distributor.
Ingram President and CEO Alain Monie said the SoftCom acquisition fleshes out the distributor’s aggregation platform and boosts its cloud offerings. He said Ingram’s channel partners will benefit from SoftCom’s service offerings for cloud solutions.
“Today, we deliver more than 150 solutions from over 50 leading cloud vendors and with this acquisition we believe we will further improve the way our global partners and customers sell, service and procure cloud-based solutions,” he said.
“This addition also gives our partners another competitive service advantage in the rapidly growing cloud market, especially with small-to-midsized businesses, and is another step forward in our strategy to better serve our customers and partners with high-value IT services and cloud-delivered solutions.”
Sokullu said Ingram will provide SoftCom with new business opportunities.
"We have grown SoftCom's business by relentlessly focusing on our customers and building a culture of trust and camaraderie among employees with a passion for delivering high performance web and cloud solutions,” he said. “We are excited by Ingram Micro's shared values and vision and look forward to contributing to their global growth and diversification strategy."
In July, Ingram secured the Cisco Systems (CSCO) Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification, a seal of approval that the distributor has the capabilities to globally offer and deliver cloud and managed services to its channel partners.