Following last week's announcement by Tech Data, rival Ingram Micro has announced its European participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. The program allows partners to provision, bundle, invoice, manage and support Microsoft Cloud offerings including Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune subscriptions
The first Ingram Micro European countries to participate in Microsoft's CSP program include Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK, with central and eastern Europe following shortly thereafter. It follows a similar deal in the US which has been running for some time.
"Ingram Micro was one of the first to join the Microsoft CSP program in the United States and has seen early success," noted Carl Alloin, executive director, Cloud Europe, Ingram Micro. "Our goal is to differentiate Ingram Micro's Microsoft CSP offering by providing the cloud solution plus the migration services and a 24/7 customer-facing help desk for partners that choose not to staff a support organization. We offer the complete lifecycle from sales to support to simplify success for our channel partners and speed adoption of Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune."