HP Gives Ingram Micro the Green Light to Sell 3PAR Storage Systems
Certified HP channel partners can now source HP 3PAR T-Class and F-Class storage systems and software products from the distributor.
Ingram Micro Inc. has expanded its relationship with HP, and the distributor is now authorized to market, sell, and support enterprise-class HP 3PAR Storage Systems.
Ingram Micro has become one of the first distributors to offer HP 3PAR storage systems and solutions to the IT channel. Under the expanded U.S. distribution relationship, certified HP channel partners can source HP 3PAR T-Class and F-Class storage systems and software products from Ingram Micro.
HP acquired 3PAR, a leading global provider of utility storage, in September 2010.
"The availability of HP 3PAR technologies from Ingram Micro is significant news for the VAR community,” explains Mark Maisano, senior director of Ingram Micro’s advanced computing division. “It opens up the playing field for channel partners addressing the storage needs of enterprise-class public and private cloud computing environments.”
Certification, education, sales enablement, and training on and around HP 3PAR Storage Systems are also available to channel partners as part of the distributor's dedicated HP Business Unit and Advanced Computing Division.
"HP sees tremendous business value in the IT channel and is pleased to make our new 3PAR storage solutions available from Ingram Micro," says Frank Rauch, vice president of channels at HP. "With the support of Ingram Micro's HP Business Unit and new Advanced Computing Division, we are able to accelerate and execute against our converged infrastructure strategy. Together we offer HP channel partners the enablement resources, support, and technology they need to build and grow a profitable practice around HP storage solutions."
HP 3PAR Storage Systems, including the T-Class and F-Class systems, are designed to help channel partners deliver the efficiencies of consolidation while maximizing flexibility, a combination critical for virtualization and cloud computing environments.