As the demand and adoption for cloud-based services continues to grow globally, Ingram Micro is proud to announce the most recent availability of our Cloud Marketplace in Germany. Launched during the company’s annual IM.TOP event in München on June 25th, the Cloud Marketplace is now available in five European countries and nine countries worldwide.
According to IDC, the total public cloud services end-user spend in Germany is expected to hit EUR $4.65 billion in 2018 and grow at a compound annual growth rate of 27.3%, which is nearly 15 times the growth predicted in the general IT market over the same period. This data comes alongside increased recognition that cloud can help drive improvements in efficiency, flexibility, and scalability while also driving down IT costs.
With the launch of the Cloud Marketplace also comes the debut of leading cloud solutions, including Acronis, Nomadesk, and the ever popular Microsoft Office 365. Channel partners can leverage our first-to-market delivery of Office 365 on a fully automated Cloud Marketplace for enhanced customer relations and a cloud revenue stream, while their small business customers can experience leading-class user productivity and collaboration.
Additionally, other leading cloud solutions such as IBM Cloud, Cisco WebEx, and Intel Security are anticipated soon.
In addition to the Cloud Marketplace, Ingram Micro announced new services and programs specifically designed to drive partner success. These programs include:
- Cloud Ignite™: Cloud Ignite services assist channel partners with the data migration and on-boarding needs of their customers, as well as providing free customer service for all cloud services purchased on the cloud marketplace.
- Cloud Elevate: To further enable marketplace success, Ingram Micro Cloud is also announcing its premier loyalty program. This program delivers enablement services to help resellers expedite their cloud sales and profitability, with benefits that include education, sales, and marketing support, and more. New partners who join Cloud Elevate by August 15th will also receive a EUR 150 credit good towards Cloud Marketplace purchases within 90 days of joining the program.