Channel partners of Ingram Micro in Mexico can now buy and sell solutions through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, the company announced Tuesday. Ingram Micro is also offering local support and selling several hosted solutions to Mexican channel partners.
The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is powered by Parallels, and was announced in April as the two companies expanded their partnership. In June Ingram Micro followed up by launching several new Parallels-based cloud hosting solutions.
In the April Cloud Marketplace announcement, Ingram Micro executive VP of Global Cloud Computing referred to the company’s “vision of a global cloud services marketplace,” and the move into Mexico represents an early step down the path to global availability.
The Ingram Micro-hosted cloud solutions now available in Mexico include web hosting, VMs, VPS, and solutions based on Microsoft’s Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint.
“Mexico remains a high-opportunity market for channel partners who are leading with cloud-based solutions and services, and marks a new entry point for the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace,” says Renee Bergeron, vice president, cloud computing, Ingram Micro. “By leveraging Ingram Micro’s cloud expertise, solutions and resources channel partners are able to more effectively deliver cloud solutions, services and support to small and midsize businesses.”
The Mexican cloud and general IT market has evolved significantly since the beginning of 2013. Last spring saw new data centers opened by HostDimeand redIT, respectively. Rackspace expanded into Mexico, followed by GoDaddy in January 2014. In June, Mexican provider KIO Networks acquired redIT, gaining not only its new Mexican presence but also access to the US market.