Ingram Micro Europe and SNIA Europe Partner at World Hosting Days

(PresseBox) (Brussels, ) Ingram Micro Europe, a division of 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, together with SNIA Europe, the industry association dedicated to the storage industry, will jointly attend the World Hosting Days Global 2013 on March 19-21 in Rust, Germany. With more than 100 exhibitors and media partners and over 4,200 visitors, the WHD.global is the largest cloud and hosting industry event in Europe, and provides the ideal venue for Ingram Micro and SNIA Europe to help promote storage trends, industry standards, and channel enablement.

By joining forces at WHD, Ingram Micro and SNIA Europe further show their commitment to helping their reseller and vendor partners' success in the advanced technology solutions, Cloud Services, and mobile device markets. Both organizations recognize that today more IT resellers and solution providers are transforming their business models and choosing become hosters and Cloud Service Providers. Becoming a Service Provider is a new and different business model. In the past year SNIA Europe and Ingram Micro have worked together as part of the Channel Transformation Alliance (www.channeltransformation.com) to develop enablement and education tools to help channel partners address the challenges and opportunities that arise with this new Cloud Service Provider business model. Ingram Micro is the distributor of choice as the 'one stop shop' from the datacenter to the device providing the industry's leading service provider software licensing from Microsoft, Symantec, VMware, Citrix, Trend Micro, and others, combined with a full portfolio of datacentre and network infrastructure hardware from Cisco, HP, IBM, NetApp, and others.

"Ingram Micro Europe and SNIA Europe are receiving growing interest and inquiry from our partners and members regarding this transformation to a Cloud Service Provider business model. Many channel partners want to become their own Cloud and to host their end-customers' infrastructure and data," says Jason Beal, Executive Director, Advanced Solutions Division, Ingram Micro Europe. "Our role as a multi-specialist distributor and a leading storage industry association is to use platforms like the World Hosting Days to discuss the various technical, legal, financial, and commercial dynamics associated with the Cloud Service Provider business model."

Ingram Micro and SNIA Europe can be found at booth C23. Stop by the booth and learn how both organizations can help you grow your business. For membership information and the latest storage industry news and standards work, visit the SNIA Europe website at www.snia-europe.com.

About SNIA Europe

SNIA Europe advances the interests of the storage industry by driving the evolution and adoption of storage technologies and standards, educating the market and influencing relevant EU and national polices. As a Regional Affiliate of SNIA Worldwide, we represent storage product and solutions manufacturers and the channel community across EMEA.

The association is the voice of authority for networked storage and associated technologies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. SNIA Europe is a non-profit, vendor-neutral organisation run by its members, which today include approximately 70 vendors, channel partners and individual IT professionals. For further information you can email euroinfo@snia.org or visit www.snia-europe.org.

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