June 5, 2012
Ingram Micro Renee BergeronIngram Micro today unveiled cloud services relationships with Amazon Web Services, IBM Managed Security Services, Intel AppUp, VMware and several other companies. Paul Bay (executive VP, Ingram Micro North America) and Renee Bergeron (pictured, VP of managed services and cloud services at Ingram) shared the news at Ingram Micro Cloud Summit.
These latest Ingram moves seek to position Ingram Micro Cloud as a standard platform for VARs and MSPs to source and manage cloud services for customers. Here are minute-by-minute details…
Paul Bay announced cloud services partnerships with…
Bergeron offered updates about the cloud services market. She noted…
98 percent of SMB cloud sales are direct to the end customer, according to Gartner.
But as the SMB selects more cloud services, they need someone to help and coordinate those services. That’s why channel partners will gain opportunity, Bergeron stated.
Roughly 20 percent of the market will go through a cloud broker — that’s VARs, MSPs and cloud consultants — within two years, Gartner predicted.
Bergeron assured partners that Ingram is conducting due diligence on all cloud services offered on the Ingram Micro Cloud.
Bergeron described how the Ingram Micro Cloud portal has evolved into a cloud aggregator service that allows VARs, MSPs and cloud brokers to browse cloud solutions, place orders, provision cloud solutions, managed cloud services and bill end-customers.
Unified communications and hosted PBX services seem poised for more cloud services growth, based on Bergeron’s thoughts.
Paul Bay announced additional cloud services partnerships with…
CloudWorks, provider of desktop virtualization (double-checking URL; if you beat me to it please post a comment).
IBM Managed Security Services
DocVerify eSignature technologies
VMware horizon application manager
Intel AppUp small business cloud solutions
Bergeron is back onstage describing cloud customer trends…
74 percent of cloud customers come from a VAR’s existing customer base
26 percent are net new customers.
Vivek Kundra, First White House CIO and current executive VP, emerging markets, Salesforce.com
Narinder Singh, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Appirio
Keith Bradley, senior executive VP and president, North America
Bradley told attendees that it’s time to stop thinking of Ingram as a distributor. He also described Ingram Micro’s three core areas of focus, and Bradley went off script with a key message for U.S. employers.
Talkin’ Cloud will update this blog every few minutes to reflect news at it happens at Ingram Micro Cloud Summit.
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