Ingram Micro Adds VMware to Promark Schedule
Ingram Micro (IM) has added virtualization giant VMware (VMW) to its Promark Technology General Services Administration schedule, which will allow the the distributor to sell VMware’s portfolio to government customers. Promark, a subsidiary of Ingram Micro, is a value-added distributor that focuses on selling data storage and electronic document imaging products and solutions via VARs and system integrators.
Ingram Micro also revealed the first details of its Public Sector Rewards Club, which is expected to give joint Ingram Micro and VMware partners in the United States opportunities to improve their success serving federal, state, local and education market customers, according to the announcement. Here are the details.
“The public sector is lined with opportunity for channel partners and we’re pleased to expand our successful relationship with VMware to include our Promark GSA schedule and new Rewards Club partner enablement program,” said Bill Brandel, executive director of the Advanced Computing Division at Ingram Micro, in a statement. “Together with VMware and Promark we are empowering our channel partners with the technology and support needed to help their customers Realize the Promise of Technology.”
Currently, the Promark Technology GSA schedule includes companies such as Veeam, LG, Lenovo, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Panasonic. The company holds a two-tier distribution agreement with GSA, meaning it can authorize resellers to sell to the government off of its contract.
In September, Promark entered into a strategic alliance with Quorum, a disaster recovery as-a-service and appliance solutions provider. The partnership was expected to help Quorum benefit from Promark’s relationships with federal and commercial VARs while expanding Promark’s DRaaS solutions portfolio. In May, Ingram Micro was named as a Premier VMware Authorized Training Center, allowing the distributor to administer courses on VMware’s product portfolio.