CloudBlue and Ingram Micro Cloud Announces Winners of 2020 Partner Awards
Elite group of partners recognized for unparalleled success in leveraging Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace and the CloudBlue platform to provide world-class solutions to their customers
Irvine, Calif., June 15, 2020 – During its Cloud Summit: The Digital Sessions, Ingram Micro Cloud announced today the winners of its 2020 Partner Awards.
The first-ever, industry-wide virtual conference provided the opportunity to recognize channel partners worldwide who have exhibited a high level of innovation, advocacy, performance and sales success with the company’s two distinct offerings: Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace and CloudBlue, its hyperscale digital platform that helps customers streamline cloud operations, save time and money, and revolutionize their businesses overnight. These partners have all demonstrated the ability to help end users transform digitally using cloud technologies. Key criteria used to determine this elite group included overall cloud business growth, peer-to-peer leadership, and level of engagement and alignment with Ingram Micro.
“Our Partner Awards celebrate the success of our top partners in delivering powerful solutions to drive digital transformation,” said Nimesh Davé, executive vice president, global cloud at Ingram Micro. “We measure our success by the accomplishments of our partners to empower their customers with best-in-class solutions.”
The 2020 Partner Awards winners are:
CloudBlue Global Partner of the Year: América Móvil
This award recognizes a CloudBlue partner that has seen consistent growth over the year and has developed a strong partnership with CloudBlue, leading to a very successful 2020.
América Móvil has been a CloudBlue customer since 2012 and has grown to be one of our top partners with five CloudBlue hubs worldwide and more than five million seats. In 2019, América Móvil, with a presence in over 70% of LATAM countries and the USA, started using the CloudBlue Connect platform and reached over 18 connectors in production during that time. They have successfully overcome the complexity of the LATAM market while reducing costs and time-to-market, and the company continues to thrive as a top CloudBlue partner spanning multiple geographies.
CloudBlue Breakthrough Partner of the Year: SB C&S
This award recognizes a new partner that launched on CloudBlue and saw immediate, breakthrough success by using assisted sales and CloudBlue services.
Since partnering with CloudBlue in May 2019, SB C&S has reduced the average time to execute contracts and manage orders. They accomplished this by using CloudBlue technology to launch a marketplace that’s well-integrated into their internal systems. The company’s future is focused on the distribution of hyper-converged infrastructure, cloud, the mobile workplace and IoT, with a shift across all lines of business to recurring revenue and the subscription economy. SB C&S planned and implemented the integration of the CloudBlue Commerce engine with their internal systems in a very methodical and thorough manner in 2019 by considering all aspects of the integration. The company’s ability to leverage CloudBlue Commerce capabilities and the shared vision to digitally transform their internal architecture has been impressive.
CloudBlue Visionary Partner of the Year: T-Mobile
This award recognizes a new partner that has demonstrated excellence in its vision and implementation of CloudBlue, powering innovation across its business and delivering more growth and impact.
Since partnering with CloudBlue last year, T-Mobile has had remarkable success selling software-as-a-service solutions and expects that to continue. T-Mobile for Business Marketplace creates new value for its customers by making it easier to buy business software products. The company also executed a differentiated approach to get to market faster using CloudBlue’s proven sales resources to develop “Marketplace Advisors,” a part of the customer-facing team for the T-Mobile for Business Marketplace. So far, the company’s vision for growth has positively influenced CloudBlue’s catalog offerings, bringing about the onboarding of five new independent software vendors (ISVs) to help T-Mobile expand its product portfolio and generate sales.
Ingram Micro Cloud Reseller Partner of the Year: Converge Technology Solutions (NA), Cloud2Go (Brazil) & Platinum Technology (Australia)
This award recognizes partners who saw outstanding success and quantifiable business growth in 2019, selling products from Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace to help the digital transformation of their customers’ business.
Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace Growth Partner of the Year: Kraft Kennedy (NA) & SGA (Brazil)
This award recognizes partners who saw outstanding success in 2019 with the highest total number of seats sold.
Ingram Micro Cloud Solutions Partner MVPs:
This award recognizes MVP partners for each of the following solutions who leveraged Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace to create solutions with significant impact, and subsequently saw outstanding success in 2019.
Security: Protech Services Group
Communication & Collaboration: Success Computer Consulting
IaaS: GreenPages Technology Solutions & Henson Group
Ingram Micro Cloud Rookie Partner of the Year: MRE Consulting, LLC (NA) & FITTS (UK)
This award recognizes a rookie partner who has expanded their partnership with Ingram Micro Cloud to achieve outstanding growth in customer base and revenue, emerging as a breakthrough success in 2019.
Cloud Summit: The Digital Sessions is a weeklong online event that features Ingram Micro Cloud and CloudBlue executives sharing their views on the future of cloud. Sessions will also cover new ways to achieve business growth during these unprecedented times and is expected to include several announcements aimed at accelerating the growth for cloud channel resellers while managing the complexities of building and running a cloud business.
About Ingram Micro Cloud
Ingram Micro Cloud brings together innovators and problems solvers to help the world accomplish more. It facilitates and manages the cloud’s complex digital value chain—all powered by CloudBlue technology. Ingram Micro Cloud operates in 64 countries with over 55,000 reseller partners, and its Cloud Marketplace serves 6.5 million seats, offering more than 120 cloud solutions. With unmatched global reach, easy access to automated go-to-market and integration tools, deep technical expertise, and a curated selection of scalable SaaS and IaaS solutions, Ingram Micro Cloud helps vendors, resellers and managed service providers by offering More as a Service. Detailed information is available at www.IngramMicroCloud.com.
CloudBlue provides a hyperscale platform with hypergrowth products and services that allows providers to launch and manage an omni-product, multi-tier and multi-channel marketplace. With CloudBlue, providers can access and capitalize on a hyperconnected ecosystem of 200+ top-selling vendors, 200+ leading brands and more than 80,000 partners globally. Many of the world’s best-known software and SaaS vendors, digital service providers, technology distributors, tech manufacturers, managed services providers, and value-added resellers rely on CloudBlue’s leading CloudBlue Commerce and CloudBlue Connect platforms to automate, aggregate and sell both their own cloud services as well as those from third-party vendors. CloudBlue powers more than 200 of the world’s largest provider cloud marketplaces, which collectively represent more than 30 million enterprise cloud subscriptions.