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Ingram Micro Expands Data Center Solutions Portfolio, Announces Support for Cisco UCS

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its value-added IT solutions portfolio, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) today announced its ongoing global support of Cisco's data center strategy, which includes the recent launch of its Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System) portfolio.

The new Cisco UCS portfolio which consists of the B-series blade servers and C-series rack-mount servers, as well as, additional storage, networking and virtualization products are available to qualified Cisco channel partners worldwide from Ingram Micro. In support of the new technologies, Ingram Micro's technical support teams have begun a targeted education and enablement series tailored to its solution provider partners on Cisco's UCS Portfolio and the importance of the data center.

"Data center infrastructure is a sizable market opportunity for our channel partners now that the technologies extend from the enterprise all the way down to address the business needs of small-to-mid-sized businesses," says Ken Bast, Vice President, Vendor Management, Ingram Micro. "With the addition of Cisco's new UCS portfolio, Ingram Micro is expanding the addressable market for our channel partners and enabling them to build scalable, cost-effective data center solutions that fit the unique needs of their clients."

"When it comes to building and supporting the core IT infrastructure for a business, the size of the business is just one of the points channel partners take into consideration," says Bill Brooks, Director, Technical Support, Ingram Micro.

"Our channel partners' real business challenge and service opportunity is in finding the right technology to support the data their customers produce and consume, and ensure the right levels of security, manageability and flexibility are built into their clients' networks," continues Brooks. "Cisco's new UCS Portfolio gives channel partners access to a cohesive system that unites the core network infrastructure into a single, manageable solution, which in turn works to maximize network performance while reducing the total cost of ownership for any size business."

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