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Distributor Ingram Micro announced a slew of partnerships Tuesday as part of its growing Cloud Marketplace program.
Chief among them is a relationship with Salesforce.com to help partners build business apps on its Force.com cloud platform and an agreement with Amazon Web Services to act as a cloud service provider for Ingram Micro’s partners.
The announcements, totaling 56 partnerships, products and services, were made at Ingram Micro’s third-annual Cloud Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., where about 700 partners attended.
The announcements are part of Santa Ana, Calif.-based Ingram Micro’s ongoing efforts to act as a cloud services aggregator for partners, offering the products and services to migrate their customers’ IT resources to the cloud.
“Our strategy is to be a one-stop shop for the solution provider,” Renee Bergeron, vice president of Managed Service and Cloud Computing for Ingram Micro North America, said in an interview with CRN. “We really want them to know that if they have a business problem, they can come to Ingram Micro for a solution. We have 80 people dedicated to the cloud for that purpose.”
Bergeron said there are now 3,000 resellers that buy cloud services through Ingram Micro and another 1,200 to 1,500 are expected in 2012.
The Salesforce.com partnership will enable Ingram Micro partners to resell Force.com, a platform for business applications.