As cloud computing continues to shake up the IT services market, it’s clear the future of infrastructure will be dominated by the cloud. According to recent IDC figures, cloud IT infrastructure spending will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6% and will reach $54.6 billion by 2019—accounting for almost half of the total spending on IT infrastructure.* While making the switch to the cloud can deliver significant financial and operational gain, many businesses are still running complex on-premise environments due to looming fears of security gaps and lack of visibility and control.
To help alleviate these anxieties and drive simple, secure, and fast consumption of IaaS, Ingram Micro is pleased to announce extended availability of IBM Cloud on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the U.K., with more planned soon. This builds on its existing distribution relationship with Ingram Micro in the U.S.
Through this extended relationship, businesses worldwide have increased access to infrastructure capabilities from SoftLayer and channel partners have the additional tools to provision and manage IBM Cloud through a single online portal. Featuring Virtual Private Server, Bare Metal Recovery, and Network Gateway Appliances, the Cloud Marketplace delivers fully-automated, pre-packaged IBM Cloud service plans, empowering channel partners to quickly grow their cloud business. Our new offering also taps into IBM’s in-country compliance efforts, allowing channel partners to offer their regional customers a secure and scalable platform that improves access to their online information and services.
“The extended availability of SoftLayer on the Cloud Marketplace provides channel partners with greater access to a high-performing IaaS platform that supports critical workload migration and protects against security and compliance risk,” said Nimesh Dave, executive vice president, global cloud, Ingram Micro.
IBM Cloud offers a high-performance cloud delivery model that includes bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking. These services can be deployed on demand with full remote access and control through a customer Web portal or API, allowing customers to quickly customize their cloud environments to meet changing business needs.
David Wilson, Vice President, IBM Cloud Business Partners and Channel Innovation notes, “By extending the availability of IBM Cloud on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace to these new geographies, Ingram Micro is providing another means to access IBM Cloud worldwide. “This provides IBM with access to new Business Partners that are ready to better serve customers through adoption of IBM Cloud offerings.”
“We are excited to strengthen our relationship with IBM and help businesses scale operations to any workload or environment during their cloud transformation,” says Dave.
Learn how the Cloud Marketplace can help drive your cloud business transformation: https://us.cloud.im/.
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* Source: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25732415