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Ingram Micro Cloud named Indirect Provider of the Year at Microsoft partner awards

Ingram Micro Cloud has been named as the winner of the Indirect Provider 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. 

The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

"In the complex cloud economy, we are proud of our role in making our partners road to success with Microsoft simple and clear," says Nimesh Dav, executive vice president, Ingram Micro Cloud. 

"Honoured by this recognition from Microsoft, we will continue to focus on streamlining and creating a success formula for partners that will help them optimsze their business growth," he says.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in several categories, with honourees chosen from a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. 

Ingram Micro Cloud was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services as an indirect provider partner.

The Indirect Provider Partner of the Year Award recognises partner excellence in transforming the traditional transactional business model into a value-based, solution-provider model that reaches resellers at scale to drive usage, consumption and customer acquisition growth throughout the partner channel.

"Ingram Micro Cloud is the largest indirect provider in the world with the largest and most robust cloud marketplace. In 2019, it was certified as an Azure Expert MSP the first indirect provider to achieve this certification," the company says.

"This further signifies the Ingram Micro Cloud's commitment to providing More as a Service to its partner community."

Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, at Microsoft, says it was an honour to recognise the winners and finalists of the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards.

"These partners go above and beyond, delivering timely solutions that solve the complex challenges that businesses around the world face from communicating and collaborating virtually to helping customers realise their full potential with Azure cloud services, and beyond. 

"I am proud to honour and congratulate each winner and finalist."

In March, Ingram Micro, along with Tech Data, was appointed as a distributor for Red Hat's Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) programme, in response to increased interest in managed, multi-hybrid cloud solutions in New Zealand and Australia.

Earlier this year, the company announced it would postpone its Cloud Summit 2020 to early next year, amidst growing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.