Ingram Micro announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Huawei Technologies, adding the vendor to its expansive portfolio of enterprise infrastructure vendors.
The agreement will see Ingram Micro distributing the full range of Huawei's information technology solutions, including enterprise networking, server, storage, security and a growing portfolio of solutions addressing the Internet of Things (IoT) segment.
The addition of the Huawei brand will provide even greater breadth to Ingram Micro's current vendor portfolio.
It will supposedly create new opportunities for collaboration amongst existing enterprise hardware and software vendors by providing new interoperability options for their solutions and expanded reach into an even broader customer set.
Ingram Micro executive managing director Gary Bigwood says, “Huawei is an important strategic partner for Ingram Micro, particularly as the pace of innovation in the IT industry continues to accelerate even more quickly into areas like IoT, big data and AI.
“With world-class solutions and deep expertise across the technology spectrum, Huawei is incredibly well positioned to help solve the challenges faced by New Zealand businesses today.
The team at Huawei are supposedly already hard at work with Ingram Micro, participating as a gold sponsor of Showcase, which is being run at Christchurch's Horncastle arena between 9.00am and 4.30pm today.
Huawei MD Yanek Fan says, “We are excited to be launching our new partnership at Ingram Micro Showcase in Christchurch today.
“With its extensive reach into the New Zealand market, Ingram Micro represents a fantastic opportunity for Huawei to expand its local sales footprint and to reach previously untapped pockets of the market, from SMB through to enterprise.
“We are committed to building a sustainable, customer-centric ecosystem and to share success with our ecosystem partners. Huawei New Zealand is ready to partner with New Zealand's channel, to establish a robust business ecosystem and to build a better connected New Zealand, together.