Prestigious Certification Ultimately Helps Partners Grow Their Own Managed Services
Ingram Micro Cloud announced that it has earned the Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) certification, the premier certification for MSPs that designates Ingram Micro Cloud as a top global provider of managed services for Microsoft Azure.
“We would like to congratulate them on achieving this top honor, which is an objective confirmation of the company’s ability to help MSPs build and scale their Azure businesses.”
The certification enables Ingram Micro Cloud to further assist partners to grow their own businesses by extending services and expanding their offering portfolio. For cloud resellers, Ingram Micro Cloud offers the ability to white label its Microsoft Azure professional and managed services, helping them to more efficiently manage their resources in relation to their customer demands.
“We’re excited and honored by this outstanding recognition from Microsoft, as it underscores our ‘More as a Service’ initiative and extensive efforts to provide more meaningful value-added services to Azure customers,” said Nimesh Davé, executive vice president Global Cloud, Ingram Micro. “The certification expands our strong partnership with Microsoft and reflects the tremendous investments we have made to help our partners and customers become more successful.”
“Ingram Micro has shown time and again through countless customer engagements that they are one of the world’s go-to Microsoft Azure experts,” said Mark Rice, general manager, Microsoft Worldwide Services Partners. “We would like to congratulate them on achieving this top honor, which is an objective confirmation of the company’s ability to help MSPs build and scale their Azure businesses.”
To be certified, each Azure Expert MSP is required to pass a rigorous screening process, including an extensive two-day onsite audit where they must demonstrate top tier expertise in managed services—spanning all aspects of the customer lifecycle from initial assessment through architecture and design—and a trusted relationship with Azure customers for ongoing support, security and optimization.
The Ingram Micro Cloud team coupled this expertise with its extensive cloud IP—including the Ingram Micro CloudBlue platform—to realize a comprehensive solutions-oriented business that fulfills the highest standards set by Microsoft.
In addition, CloudBlue—with its full suite of solutions, including CloudBlue Commerce, CloudBlue Connect and CloudBlue Orchestrator—is the only out-of-the-box platform that solves for the technology component of the Azure MSP certification. As the certification is granted on a limited basis, those resellers that do not gain Azure MSP expert status will still benefit from the adoption of CloudBlue regardless, as the platform enables next-level expansion of cloud capabilities for MSPs, which furthers their ability to drive revenue and increase profit.