IBM appoints Ingram Micro for cloud services

Distributor to handle IBM virtual servers

IBM has signed on Ingram Micro to distribute IBM’s Virtual Server Services in New Zealand, according to statement released by the vendor.

”With cloud computing we are experiencing a dramatic change in computing purchasing and delivery models,” says Raymond Skoglund, IBM New Zealand’s channels manager, according to the statement. “Working together with an experienced distributor...IBM can provide a robust and flexible option for resellers to offer cloud computing services in line with the needs of their customers.”

Virtual Server Services is a managed service that delivers hosted virtual machines running on infrastructure managed with IBM’s processes and governance model. The virtual servers run on Windows or Linux on VMware vSphere, using IBM System x servers and IBM Enterprise Storage.

According to the statement, the services will be hosted by IBM New Zealand and priced on a per virtual server, per month usage basis. Ingram Micro will engage directly with resellers, providing technical and pre-sales support, training and administrative back-end resources including credit approvals and billing.

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