Singapore first Asian country to get Ingram Micro’s Cloud Marketplace
By Digital News Asia August 27, 2015
- Channel partners can offer access to wide array of cloud solutions
- Platform delivers first-to-market access to Office 365
INGRAM Micro Inc has announced the availability of its Cloud Marketplace in Singapore, the first Asian country and the 14th worldwide to get access to its ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solutions that enables channel partners to offer instant, online access to a wide array of cloud solutions from a single online portal.
The Lion City joins the Asia Pacific markets of Australia and New Zealand, which have already been offering the marketplace.
“Ingram Micro’s expansion in Singapore reinforces our position as the region’s leading master cloud service provider to meet the growing demand for cloud solutions and services,” said Francis Choo, Ingram Micro vice president and country chief executive of Asean and Hong Kong.
Initially featuring Microsoft Office 365 through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme, as well as a suite of migration tools and customer support services, the Cloud Marketplace enables channel partners to bundle their own cloud services and consolidate invoicing, Ingram Micro said in a statement.
In addition, channel partners can now seamlessly convert Microsoft Office 365 Advisor subscriptions to the CSP programme through Ingram Micro’s Microsoft Advisor to CSP service plan, the company said.
Delivered on the Cloud Marketplace, the new service plan is designed to accelerate the transition and adoption of the CSP programme, and empower channel partners to maintain complete ownership rights of their customers, it added.
According to IDC, demand for cloud services in Singapore is growing at a rapid pace. Public cloud services are currently valued at US$323 million, and are expected to grow to US$535 million by 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.3%, Ingram Micro said.
“Cloud adoption in Singapore continues to grow as more and more SMBs (small and medium businesses) leverage cloud computing to positively impact their business performance,” said Darren Bibby, programme vice president, Worldwide Channels and Alliances Research at IDC.
“Ingram Micro’s ability to deliver value-driven support services, combined with the Cloud Marketplace, gives channel partners a trusted and reliable platform to help them accelerate and grow their cloud services business,” he added.
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