SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Demonstrating its technical expertise in training and virtualization, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services, today announced it has been named a Premier VMware Authorized Training Center (VATC).
The win differentiates Ingram Micro as one of four Premier VATCs within North America and the only provider offering "After Dark" VMware technical training courses and the Public Sector Smart Enablement Program. Ingram Micro Training also features the entire portfolio of VMware certification training classes inclusive of the popular VMware vSphere®: Install, Configure, Manage (V5.5) and the VMware Certified Professional Datacenter Virtualization (VCP5-DV) course curricula.
"As a Premier VATC and leading VMware distributor, Ingram Micro brings together its Advanced Computing Divisions and Ingram Micro Training business unit to provide the resources, support and technology our channel partners need to work better, earn better and ultimately service their customers better using VMware technology," says Scott Zahl, vice president and general manager, Advanced Computing Division, Ingram Micro U.S. "Being one of the few authorized by VMware to deliver this unique and advanced training and curriculum speaks volumes to the value and technical expertise found within our Ingram Micro Training BU and Advanced Computing Divisions."
Established in 2008, Ingram Micro Training has become one of the most valuable partner enablement resources available to Ingram Micro channel partners in the U.S. and Canada. With more than 70 technical training courses available onsite, online and "After Dark," Ingram Micro Training stands out as one of the IT channel's top-performing training and education centers.
"VMware has a strong and successful relationship with Ingram Micro and sees tremendous partner value in Ingram Micro Training and its VMware certified instructors," says Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. "We're pleased to recognize Ingram Micro as a Premier VATC and look forward to building on our mutual success."
Ingram Micro Training is a one-stop shop for the skills development needs of IT professionals worldwide and a strategic partner to technology vendors. More information about Ingram Micro Training can be found online at www.ingrammicro.com/training.
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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 and mobile device lifecycle services. 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 170 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.
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