Include:
Tech
Cybersecurity
Business Strategy
Channel Insights
Stay Connected
Acer America
Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.

Location

333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States

WWW: acer.com

ChannelPro Network Awards

hello 2
hello 3

News

March 27, 2017 |

Ingram Micro to Add Microsoft Azure to Odin Automation Essentials

Due to reach market in the second quarter of this year, the next release of the distributor’s enablement platform for advanced cloud service providers will include a range of new shared and virtual private hosting options as well.

Distributor Ingram Micro Inc. will add support for Microsoft Azure as well as new shared and virtual private server hosting options to the next edition of its Odin Automation Essentials solution.

Slated to reach market during the second quarter of the year, the new release of the Irvine, Calif.-based distributor’s enablement platform for tier 1 members of Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program and other sophisticated online service providers will equip users to bundle an expanded range of online offerings for their customers.

In addition to Microsoft Azure, those offerings include shared WordPress, web, and email hosting services delivered via Plesk Onyx or Plesk 12.5, the website operations platforms from Seattle-based Parallels International GmbH, as well as virtual private containers and machines delivered via platforms like Virtuozzo, also from Parallels.

“Service providers face ongoing product and service commoditization in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Nimesh Davé, executive vice president for global cloud at Ingram Micro, in a press statement. “The upcoming release of Odin Automation Essentials makes it much easier for service providers to sell, deliver and administer differentiating, higher-margin cloud and hosted services within a single platform, utilizing one interface.”

Ingram Micro bought the Odin service automation platform from Parallels in December 2015 and introduced Odin Automation Essentials last April. The system allows service providers to supplement existing provisioning and payment systems with Ingram Micro’s cloud solutions and resources. Less advanced resellers without a backend cloud delivery infrastructure of their own can utilize Ingram Micro’s cloud storefronts or referral program, which also debuted last April, instead.

Azure is but the latest Microsoft cloud service available through Odin Automation Essentials, which already hosts Office 365, Dynamics 365, the Enterprise Mobility+ Security suite, and Windows 10 Enterprise. The system also provides automated ordering, invoicing, payment processing, configuration, and provisioning modules that service providers can flexibly combine with in-house resources.

Ingram Micro is likely to share further details about the new Odin Automation Essentials release, or formally release it to market, at its 2017 Cloud Summit, which takes place next month in Phoenix.


Editor’s Choice

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dell’s New Chief Partner Officer Denise Millard Gets Candid on AI

February 23, 2024 |

Dell’s new chief partner officer believes that 2024 is the year that artificial intelligence becomes “real” for businesses and consumers alike.

How to Bridge the Digital Transformation Gap: An Interview with Ciaran Chu of ConnectWise

February 16, 2024 |

Here’s some advice on how MSPs can best get clients “unstuck” from their digital transformation journey.

Jabra Unveils Jabra+ for Admins, but There’s a Lot More Coming for Partners

February 16, 2024 |

Jabra takes first step in it’s journey towards full device management, but it’s only the beginning.


Related News

Growing the MSP

Explore ChannelPro

Reach Our Audience