Data-Driven Enterprise is Evolving: Ingram Micro Cloud to Provide Google Cloud Platform in North America, UK, and France

StartupBeat Team
By StartupBeat Team February 15, 2022

A cloud-enabled data platform will soon be a prerequisite to meet future data, analytical, and real-time needs in data-driven enterprises.

According to a market report by Mckinsey, one of the biggest challenges it sees in the future of data-driven enterprise is the need for adopting more modern architectural elements in order to keep up with the high computational demands of intensive, real-time processing jobs.

Vast networks of connected devices now serve as the foundation to business, transmitting the data and insights that fuel a company’s operations. How data is generated, processed, analyzed, and visualized for end-users has been dramatically transformed by new and more ubiquitous technologies in recent years, however.

Ingram Micro Cloud is a company looking to help companies take this next step on their data-driven journey, and help build an infrastructure that can support all of its data needs. Now offering Google Cloud Platform (GCP) under its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) portfolio to its reseller network in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Canada, let’s take a look at how their vast partner network generates new opportunities within businesses to help build a better digital experience for all.

Expanding IaaS

In order to truly be a data-driven enterprise, companies need to take advantage of a road-tested reference data architecture that enables the modularity, flexibility, and scalability needed to support current and future data needs. Ingram Micro’s Cloud Marketplace is a leading example of this—not only meeting customer needs but also helping their partners to expand their capacities within IaaS. 

Leveraging the power of each other’s cloud marketplaces, GCP and Ingram Micro Cloud will help to advance channel partners’ current skills and offerings, as well as develop new resources to support partners in managing end customers. 

This gives Ingram Micro Cloud the chance to provide end-to-end engagement models for their partners, enabling systems integrators (SIs) and independent software vendors (ISVs). With these new capacities, the company can provide a wide range of supportive initiatives to help partners build a GCP practice throughout their own internal programs. 

As a result of this expanded relationship with Google, Ingram Micro Cloud expects its vast partner network to have new opportunities to meet customer needs, while expanding their IaaS business. The news comes amid a boom in the global IaaS market, with Gartner reporting a 40.7% growth in worldwide IaaS public cloud services in 2020.

The Future of Data in Business 

Market researchers predict that the IaaS industry will reach $74.63 billion by 2025 in response to growing infrastructure needs. Ingram Micro Cloud will be a leader in this movement, helping partners to utilize their cloud marketplace for their Google Cloud Platform (GCP) businesses. 

Combining both the architecture and the necessary functionalities in the cloud, Ingram Micro Cloud will provide all the tools companies need to run a data-driven enterprise both efficiently and effectively.