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Ingram Micro Inc.

July 16, 2013 08:00 ET

Ingram Micro Achieves Global Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco®Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. This certification recognizes Ingram Micro as having the capabilities to globally offer and deliver cloud and managed services to its channel partners to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue for businesses worldwide. Additionally, the certification rewards partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.

"More and more companies are embracing cloud computing environments for business solutions and Ingram Micro is uniquely qualified to develop, deliver, manage and support innovative offerings like Cisco-based cloud and managed service solutions for the global marketplace," said Renee Bergeron, vice president of managed services and cloud computing, Ingram Micro Services Division, North America. "Years ago we identified the cloud environment as an emerging and important technology platform and we are dedicated to bringing new solutions to our customers and Cisco channel partners, who now have access to business-building cloud-based managed services solutions."

The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Ingram Micro to envision, build, market and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, and is available to qualified Cisco channel partners globally through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.

As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, Ingram Micro has also achieved Cisco Powered services designations in Cisco Powered Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS). Cisco Powered services allow customers to connect with confidence to achieve faster time-to-value by minimizing technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. Customers also experience assured performance through superior service, security and 24/7 support from Cisco and its certified partners while taking advantage of continuous innovation based on open standards and Cisco's extensive R&D investment.

For more information about Ingram Micro's cloud offerings, channel partners should contact Ingram micro sales at (800) 705-7057, option 5 or email Cloud.Communication@IngramMicro.com.

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About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

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