SoftCom will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, and Turker Sokullu, former CEO and founder of SoftCom will continue as executive director, reporting to Nimesh Dave, Ingram Micro executive vice president, global business process and cloud computing.
Founded in 1997, SoftCom offers cloud infrastructure services, domain name management and web hosting, among other solutions targeted at SMB customers. It also operates myhosting.com and mail2web.com.
Ingram Micro’s growth strategy is largely centered on partnerships, but it has also relied on acquisitions in the past to expand its business in high growth markets, and increase its service capabilities. Last year, Ingram Micro completed its acquisition of BrightPoint to extend its capability in mobile. Also last year, Ingram Micro partnered with Netmagic Solutinos to sell its managed hosting and cloud services.
“SoftCom’s expertise and proven track-record in cloud services will enhance our cloud offerings road map and aggregation platform,” Alain Monie, Ingram Micro president and CEO said in a statement. “Today, we deliver more than 150 solutions from over 50 leading cloud vendors and with this acquisition we believe we will further improve the way our global partners and customers sell, service and procure cloud-based solutions.This addition also gives our partners another competitive service advantage in the rapidly growing cloud market, especially with small-to-midsized businesses, and is another step forward in our strategy to better serve our customers and partners with high-value IT services and cloud-delivered solutions. We welcome SoftCom’s associates, partners and customers to the Ingram Micro family and are excited by the value they will bring to our channel partners.”
“Joining Ingram Micro provides SoftCom with a whole new range of exciting business opportunities,” Sokullu stated.. “We have grown SoftCom’s business by relentlessly focusing on our customers and building a culture of trust and camaraderie among employees with a passion for delivering high performance web and cloud solutions. We are excited by Ingram Micro’s shared values and vision and look forward to contributing to their global growth and diversification strategy.”