The Services Division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) is pleased to announce the 2011 Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, "Rainmakers Wanted." Taking place June 1 – 2 in Phoenix, Ariz., the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit is the IT industry's leading partner-focused, education and training event that shows managed service providers (MSPs) and solution providers throughout North America how to monetize the cloud using innovative go-to-market strategies, solutions and services.
Throughout the event, Ingram Micro will preview and launch several new cloud services from leading technology vendors including BMC Software, N-able Technologies, Siemens Enterprise Communications, SherWeb, Symantec, Trend Micro and VMware. Those offerings include:
In addition, Ingram Micro will demonstrate its highly anticipated Cloud Marketplace, a transactional, online marketplace where solution providers can shop, procure, provision and obtain invoices for their cloud services directly from Ingram Micro. Event activity can be tracked on Twitter under #IMCloud2011 and on the Ingram Micro Facebook page.
"Ingram Micro stands alone as the IT industry's leading services aggregator and strives to ensure our channel partners are influencing the market and driving positive change for their customers by offering best-in-class technology solutions and cloud services," says Keith Bradley, senior executive vice president and president, Ingram Micro North America. "The Ingram Micro Cloud Summit is a business-minded event that helps channel partners shape and refine their cloud services strategies, as well as generate new ideas and adopt proven business practices that will optimize sales performance and profitability potential."
IT Thought Leaders and Cloud Innovators Share Market Insights
The 2011 Ingram Micro Cloud Summit attracts an extraordinary lineup of thought leaders and subject-matter experts who are eager to educate and share their vision, insights and experiences in the cloud with the more than 250 solution providers and MSPs in attendance.
Executive presenters from Ingram Micro include Greg Spierkel, CEO; Mario Leone, CIO; Keith Bradley, senior executive vice president and president; Renée Bergeron, vice president of managed services and cloud computing. Tiffani Bova, vice president of research, Gartner and executives from Amazon Web Services, Broadcom, Cisco, HP, Salesforce.com, Symantec and VMware will keynote this year's Ingram Micro Cloud Summit.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage face-to-face with many of the industry's top and emerging IT vendors and MSPs throughout the Cloud Technology Fair and choose from more than 30 technical and business breakout sessions noting the latest trends in the cloud, managed and professional services marketplace.
An awards ceremony will take place June 2 honoring Ingram Micro's top-performing MSPs and cloud service providers in North America.
For more information on Ingram Micro Cloud visit www.ingrammicrocloud.com.
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.