News | June 21, 2012

Ingram Micro U.S. Now Offering HP Itanium-Based Integrity Systems And HP IT Performance Suite Enterprise Software

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The Advanced Computing Division of Ingram Micro Earns HP Business Critical Systems (BCS) and HP IT Performance Suite Enterprise Software Authorization

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced its Advanced Computing  Division is now authorized to market, sell and support  HP Business Critical Systems (BCS), including HP Integrity and HP NonStop systems which enable clients to increase server efficiency and availability of the most demanding applications for critical business processes, as well as HP IT Performance Suite enterprise software.

HP’s portfolio of mission-critical systems and HP IT Performance enterprise software are now available via Ingram Micro U.S. to authorized HP partners.  In support of the expanded portfolio, Ingram Micro’s Advanced Computing Division and dedicated HP Enterprise Group are actively recruiting and training channel partners to become HP BCS and HP IT Performance Suite certified.

In addition to the expanded HP portfolio, Ingram Micro’s Advanced Computing Division is working with HP to offer channel partners pre-integrated, tested, and supported converged systems. These include HP AppSystem, VirtualSystem, and CloudSystem solutions that have been optimized for key IT initiatives associated with mission-critical computing, cloud, virtualization, business insight, and collaboration.

“The explosive growth of data in organizations has opened up new revenue opportunities for channel partners who specialize in data center solutions and services, and understand how to simplify the complexity of advanced solutions and optimize the network to perform more efficiently,” says Scott Zahl, vice president and general manager, Ingram Micro Advanced Computing Division, U.S.

“As an authorized distributor for HP, Ingram Micro stands ready to enable our channel partners to take advantage of this growing market opportunity, while building on their HP expertise to generate revenue,” says Zahl.  “Ingram Micro continues to grow and invest in the advanced solutions, services and support our channel partners need to effectively compete and win in the commercial and enterprise markets. Earning this dual HP authorization is a strong testimony to Ingram Micro’s expanding role as a value-added distributor and demonstrates our proven ability to support the data center business.” 

“As enterprises modernize their IT environments, big data and cloud computing presents big opportunities and challenges, particularly for mission-critical workloads,” says Tom Cahill, director, Distribution Channel Sales, HP. “As a longstanding HP distribution partner with a track record for success, Ingram Micro is well positioned to successfully expand its mission-critical and converged system offerings, as well as training to drive incremental sales with new HP, Ingram Micro partners.”

The Ingram Micro HP ESSN Business Unit consists of more than 60 HP-dedicated field, sales, market development and financing associates.  For more information about Ingram Micro’s Advanced Computing Division or HP ESSN Business Unit, channel partners should contact their Ingram Micro sales representative. To learn more about Ingram Micro’s complete portfolio of HP commercial and enterprise solutions, channel partners can contact the HP Business Unit at (800) 456-8000 ext. 76393 or email hpessnsales@ingrammicro.com

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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 145 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

SOURCE: Ingram Micro, Inc.

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