Distribution started to define its role in the cloud last year with some key developments. MicroScope covered these stories as they broke.
Ingram Micro takes practical approach to the cloud
The man charged with leading the cloud drive for Ingram Micro and its partners across Europe is all too aware of the difficulties that resellers face just getting to grips with the nuts and bolts of the hosted model and is making the delivery of practical business advice one of his key objectives before getting into a product debate with partners.
Ingram takes wraps off Channel Transformation Alliance
Ingram Micro has taken the wraps off an alliance that is tasked with promoting and furthering the spread of cloud computing and managed services in the channel. The Channel Transformation Alliance includes a list of household names as founding members in addition to the distributor including HP, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Symantec, Kingston, APC, SNIA Europe and Solution Provider Community International.