Ingram Micro has launched a new software division targeting service providers looking to build, scale and monetise digital and cloud solutions.
Unveiled under the name CloudBlue at the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, the firm will sell commerce platform and services to managed service providers (MSPs), telco providers, large value-added resellers and other distributors.
Built on Microsoft Azure, CloudBlue also marks the beginning of Ingram’s partnership with Microsoft, allowing both parties to jointly sell its services.
CloudBlue will operate independently from Ingram Micro. “Creating a dedicated and independent CloudBlue division enables us to accelerate our focus on helping service providers succeed in the as-a-service, cloud-first economy,” said Nimesh Davé, executive vice president of Global Cloud at the company.
CloudBlue is differentiated from its parent company by offering out-of-the-box services, said senior vice president Richard Duffy. “Larger companies who look for volume, complexity, and back-end integration can leverage CloudBlue,” said Duffy.
“CloudBlue stands alone in its proven ability to deliver scalable and secure technology, access to an infinite ecosystem of providers, and go-to-market and enablement services. By providing these resources and capabilities to our customers, we are removing the barriers to entry and growing pains organisations have historically faced when launching, scaling, and managing cloud businesses and services.”