SOURCE: Ingram Micro Inc.
PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2011) - Rapidly expanding its cloud services portfolio, the Services Division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) is pleased to announce new cloud-based unified communications and collaboration (UCC) offerings from Siemens Enterprise Communications targeted specifically for use by small and midsize businesses (SMBs).
Announced earlier this week at the 2011 Ingram Micro Cloud Summit in Phoenix, the new Siemens Enterprise Communications hosted UCC solutions and services will be made generally available in Q3 2011, as part of the distributor's growing IT services portfolio and Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. Solution providers and MSPs will be able to purchase the complete Siemens Enterprise Communications solution or buy a la carte via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace later this year.
The new solutions and services include the complete portfolio of Siemens Enterprise Communications OpenScape Cloud Services. Hosted in secure, carrier-class data centers, OpenScape Cloud Services are delivered as a service via a secure data connection and offer channel partners a complete, multi-tenant, pay-per-use unified communications solution that is ideal for small and midsized businesses with 50 to 500 users and scaled to fit the business needs of enterprise organizations.
"We are pleased to be working with Ingram Micro to bring OpenScape Cloud Services to their SMB-focused channel partners," says Michael R. Davis, vice president and general manager, Cloud Services - North America at Siemens Enterprise Communications. "Ingram Micro has a strong Cloud strategy in place that we believe nicely complements our offering, so that together we can deliver cost-effective and reliable UCC capabilities to customers."
"The combination of cloud computing and unified communications solutions is redefining how businesses engage and bringing with it profitable new services opportunities for network savvy IT solution providers and MSPs who are eager to embrace cloud-based technologies," says Renée Bergeron, vice president, managed services and cloud computing, Ingram Micro North America. "The Ingram Micro Cloud portfolio is growing rapidly as we continue to execute against our strategy and lead the market as a master aggregator of IT solutions and services. We are thrilled to announce this new relationship with Siemens Enterprise Communications and bring to market cost-effective, enterprise-grade, cloud-based UCC solutions for those channel partners selling to SMBs."
In addition, Bergeron notes that the Ingram Micro Services Division will be announcing a portfolio of UCC services and solutions designed to meet the business needs of midmarket organizations and enterprises in the months ahead.
"The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace will ultimately provide solution providers and MSPs access to an entire portfolio of UCC offerings that scale from SMB to enterprise and become the IT channel's one stop shop for procuring and provisioning cloud services and solutions," concludes Bergeron.
For more information about the new Ingram Micro Service Desk, channel partners in the U.S. can email email@example.com or call (800) 705-7057. In Canada, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (877) 755-5002.
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About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
About Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.