May 30, 2012
Asia Pacific (APAC) is a critical region for wide area network (WAN) optimization because of highly-distributed IT environments and the inherent lower-quality WANs in the region. Ingram Micro has recognized this demand and today has announced distribution agreements with Silver Peak across the region.
Ingram Micro is a vital link in the technology value chain, creating sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. For Ingram Micro and Silver Peak, it’s more than just moving WANop appliances fast, it’s about embracing the virtual WAN optimization model that enables customers and resellers to deliver and deploy WAN optimization anywhere.
The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. As part of the agreements with Silver Peak, Ingram Micro will offer Silver Peak virtual and physical appliances to resellers and customers in Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
According to Shailendra Gupta, senior EVP and president of Asia Pacific for Ingram Micro,“With increased adoption of virtualized infrastructures and more centralized, cloud-based applications, there is a good growth opportunity for Silver Peak data-center-class WAN optimization. Silver Peak’s advanced solutions and keen desire to work with the channel provide a good complement to our portfolio. We are hopeful that this alignment will bring value to our customers throughout the region.”
Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) aligns well with Ingram Micro’s virtual infrastructure offerings from companies such as VMware (vSphere), Citrix (XenServer), Microsoft (Hyper-V), and KVM. This enables enterprises throughout Asia Pacific to accelerate and optimize IT initiatives while reducing WAN infrastructure costs, such as those for multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), Internet virtual private networking (VPN) and satellite WANs common to the region.