As part of an initiative to expand its hybrid solutions portfolio for SMB-focused MSPs, Ingram Micro Inc. has announced the development of a new private cloud solution. The new offering delivers a single-tenant hosted private cloud developed by CenturyLink, built on enterprise-grade technologies including VMware Cloud Foundation and HPE Gen 10 Proliant highly secure servers with Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
“We’re excited to expand our portfolio of hybrid solutions and continue to make secure private cloud solutions easily accessible and affordable for our channel partners and their customers,” says Tim Ament, senior vice president of Ingram Micro U.S. “The future is hybrid, and Ingram Micro’s cloud services portfolio offers the best of both private and public cloud solutions.”
The solution is managed through a single interface that enables MSPs to deploy, expand and manage their clients’ virtual machines, networking and applications. As a customer’s business grows, the solution can be scaled upward through the addition of integrated servers.
“More and more customers are seeking secure hybrid solutions that allow them to manage on-premise/off-premise IT assets seamlessly,” says Lisa Miller, president of Wholesale, Indirect Channels and Alliances at CenturyLink. “While infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provides the cost efficiency and scalability of cloud, many businesses want—and need—the physical data separation of a hosted private cloud, ensuring secure, siloed data and applications with the ease of on-premise access.”
Amid rapid growth of hybrid technologies, this offering is designed to deliver a private cloud-based solution with greater flexibility, cost savings, efficiency, and security.