Ingram Micro becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider in Europe

Ingram Micro joins elite group, becoming Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) certified in Europe

Ingram Micro today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme in Europe.

The CSP programme enables Microsoft's channel partners to own the entire Office 365 customer relationship, including provisioning, billing, invoicing, support and administration.

"The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program puts our channel partners at the center of the customer relationship," explains Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft "Ingram Micro's participation in our program, cloud advocacy and enablement resources demonstrate its dedication to helping our mutual channel partners move to the cloud."

The distie was one of the first companies to join the fairly select club in the US but today's announcement will see partners in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK all benefit from the programme.

"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 organisation," said Carl Alloin, executive director, Cloud Europe, Ingram Micro. "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."

The announcement comes as Ingram Micro hosts its Cloud Summit 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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