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Ingram Micro Earns 2018 VMware Education Services North America Partner of the Year Accolades

Award recognizes Ingram Micro’s ongoing authorized training focused on channel education, certification and solution optimization

IRVINE, Calif., – Dec. 7, 2018 Ingram Micro Inc. is proud to announce its Professional & Training Services business, part of the distributor’s Advanced Solutions Division, has been honored with the 2018 VMware Education Services North America Partner of the Year Award.

The award recognizes Ingram Micro’s North American achievements with VMware training over the past year and highlights the exceptional success of the OEM authorized training offered by Ingram Micro for the past four years. Winners are selected from a group of VMware training partners, including other distributors and traditional training companies in the VMware Authorized Training Center ecosystem.

“Ingram Micro Professional & Training Services continues to be recognized by industry leaders such as VMware for the portfolio of training services we’ve built over the past five years,” says Greg Richey, director, Professional & Training Services, Ingram Micro. “Our close relationship with VMware allows us to access state of the art products and training, which enables Ingram Micro to offer our shared partners exceptional service and extend our commitment to providing solution providers with advanced skills and certification training. We are pleased to once again be honored by VMware for our efforts in education and training.”

As a Premier VMware Authorized Training Partner (VATP), Ingram Micro offers nearly 100 VMware specific training options ranging from technical education to full certification courses around data center virtualization, cloud infrastructure, data center management, cloud management and end-user computing. Training is delivered via several formats, including both public and dedicated private live courses, virtual instructor-led classes, and self-paced eLearning options. Since becoming a VATP, thousands of Ingram Micro business partners and their customers have completed courses.

“Partners are mission critical to VMware Education Services, and it’s important to recognize their contributions as we work together to drive successful business outcomes for VMWare customers," said Michael Lux, VMware Senior Director for Americas Education Services. "VMware Education Services is honored to acknowledge Ingram Micro as our North America Partner of the Year, and we look forward to our continued mutual success."

Ingram Micro Professional Services & Training offers solution providers with a roadmap to increased expertise and expanded core focus, plus the background needed to optimize solution deployments. Not only can Ingram Micro’s training team provide access to streamlined and convenient training options aligned with key vendors, they work with solution providers to map company and individual professional development plans that deliver a competitive edge. This award from VMware extends a steady series of accolades from both vendor partners and the channel media, including a three-year winning streak as ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Best Training Program Gold Winner and Channelnomics Innovation Awards 2017 Best Training Initiative.

About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro helps businesses realize the promise of technology. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. Discover how Ingram Micro can help you realize the promise of technology. More at www.ingrammicro.com.

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