Tim FitzGerald, VP global IaaS cloud channel at Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro Cloud today announced it is now offering Google Cloud Platform (GCP) under its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) portfolio to its reseller network in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. The move bolsters the global offering of Ingram Micro’s Cloud Marketplace, with partners now having the ability to leverage Ingram Micro Cloud for their Google Cloud Platform businesses.
GCP and Ingram Micro Cloud are working together to advance channel partners’ current skills and offerings, as well as develop new resources to support partners in managing end customers. Ingram Micro Cloud also covers a wide range of partner enablement and support initiatives to help partners build a GCP practice through its partner programs, which provide end-to-end engagement models for Ingram Micro Cloud to enable systems integrators (SIs) and independent software vendors (ISVs).
“Ingram Micro Cloud working alongside GCP brings important opportunities to our channel partners by allowing us to support their efforts at scale and meet the business needs of their customers”, said Tim FitzGerald, VP global IaaS cloud channel at Ingram Micro. "We’re excited for this distribution alliance.”
As a result of this expanded relationship with Google, Ingram Micro Cloud expects its vast partner network to have new opportunities to meet customer needs, while expanding their IaaS businesses. The news comes amid a boom in the global IaaS market, with Gartner reporting 40.7% growth in worldwide IaaS public cloud services in 2020 and market researchers predicting the industry will reach €68 billion by 2025.