Ingram Micro channel partners recognized for success and reinventing the customer experience in the connected economy
PHOENIX, Ariz., – April 20, 2017 – CLOUD SUMMIT 2017 – Ingram Micro Inc. today announced the 2017 Cloud Partner Award winners during the 8th annual Ingram Micro Cloud Summit in Phoenix, Arizona.
The annual awards spotlight Ingram Micro channel partners worldwide who have exhibited a high level of innovation, advocacy, performance and sales success with Ingram Micro and the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. Ingram Micro Cloud identified channel partners who have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to reinventing the customer experience in the connected economyanddriving new cloud capabilities through the Cloud Marketplace. These partners have all demonstrated the ability to help end users transform digitally using cloud technologies. Other criteria used to determine this elite group included overall cloud business growth, peer-to-peer leadership, and level of engagement and alignment with Ingram Micro.
Recipients of Ingram Micro's 2017 Cloud Partner Awards include:
Rainmaker (U.S.) Award – Afinety
Afinety's partnership with Ingram Micro Cloud and Amazon Web Services resulted in the migration of nearly 50 law firms to the cloud in about 18 months, including 1,300+ Workspaces and 220+ server instances.
Marketplace Award (U.S.) – Integrated IT Solutions
After adding Microsoft to its Cloud Marketplace platform, Integrated IT Solutions increased business with Ingram Micro Cloud by 1,800% and achieved over $100,000 in monthly recurring revenue.
Marketplace Award (Canada) – Nucleus
By expanding its range of cloud services, Nucleus became one of Ingram Micro Cloud's fastest-growing and highest-billing cloud partners with a 124% increase in growth over a six-month period.
Marketplace Award (Europe) – K3 Nordic
As the #1 Ingram Micro Cloud partner in Europe, K3 Nordic activated the highest number of European seats on Cloud Marketplace, growing its Ingram Micro Cloud business by more than 1,500% in one year.
Marketplace Award (Asia Pacific) – GCITS
As a key Ingram Micro Cloud partner, GCITS leveraged Microsoft's CSP program to build its own IP as well as the Tourism in the Cloud solution, resulting in 28 new customers in only three months.
Marketplace Award (Latin America) – Compucad
Compucad migrated its entire operation to Ingram Micro Cloud and all seats to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in just two months, resulting in a 300% increase in growth over six months.
Cloud Partner of the Year Award (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) – Exquitech
Based on a powerful go-to-market strategy, Exquitech migrated about 1,500 seats to Office 365 in less than 2 months and added 16 Azure subscriptions, four of which were acquired in a single month.
Emerging Partner Award (U.S.) – OXEN Technology
After successfully adapting to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, OXEN Technology moved from traditional Office 365 offerings to the CSP model, seeing a 629% increase in the number of wins.
Best Sales Strategy Award (U.S.) – TIG
By leveraging Ingram Micro Cloud's vast resources, TIG trained its sales teams on a cloud-first strategy and subsequently reached $734,000 in ACV for 2016 – a 23% increase in year-over-year growth.
Ingram Micro also recognized partners who are leveraging its Odin Automation Premium platform or Ensim platform to grow, expand and advance the cloud industry by providing best-in-class cloud services to global markets or adopting new cloud business models.
Recipients of Odin and Ensim Platform 2017 Cloud Partner Awards include:
Excellence in Cloud Award – Hostway
Using the Odin Automation Premium platform, Hostway is solving a wide range of problems – from bottlenecks to scaling – by supporting its customers in building a hybrid cloud solution stack.
Telco Disruptor Award – Triple C
Triple C became the fourth largest connectivity provider in Israel in less than two years by disrupting the traditional market with a unique strategy that included using out-of-the-box Odin automation capabilities.
Business Agility Award – TIM
By harnessing the agility of the Odin Automation Premium platform, TIM successfully launched more than 40 products in just 30 months, onboarding an average of one new product every three weeks.
Platforms Partner Award – ViON
By leveraging the Ingram Micro Cloud Ensim Automation Suite, ViON was able to offer IT as a Service (ITaaS) solutions, which helped the company win $80 million in new federal contracts.
"Cloud is changing everything, but that disruption provides the opportunity to rise above," said Nimesh Davé, executive vice president, Global Cloud, Ingram Micro. "All of these channel partners have been recognized for their ability to achieve performance excellence, whether through sales achievements, service delivery or innovation, in a rapidly changing and challenging marketplace. They should be proud of their outstanding achievements."
Ingram Micro Cloud Summit is one of the largest cloud-focused events for the global IT channel, bringing together the industry's top solution providers, cloud services providers, cloud vendors, telcos, hosting providers, and other cloud innovators and thought leaders. During Cloud Summit 2017, Ingram Micro announced a number of significant enhancements to its service automation platforms, including general availability of its next generation Odin Automation Premium and Odin Automation Essentials, which features new modules for cloud orchestration and business intelligence. The company also announced enhancements to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace and a global launch of the Ingram Micro Cloud Referral Program.
Learn how the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace can simplify your success in the cloud by visiting https://us.cloud.im or by contacting one of our Ingram Micro sales representatives at +1 (800) 705 7057.
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About Ingram Micro Cloud
At Ingram Micro Cloud™, we view cloud not just as a single technology, but as a foundational platform to run and drive a whole new way of doing business. By leveraging our platforms and ecosystem, cloud service providers, telecom companies, resellers and enterprises can quickly transform and get up and running in the cloud within minutes, with little to no investment. Our portfolio includes vetted security, communication and collaboration, business applications, cloud management services and infrastructure solutions designed to help clients monetize and manage the entire lifecycle of cloud and digital services, infrastructure and IoT subscriptions. For more information, please visit: www.IngramMicroCloud.com.
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