Ingram Micro Becomes Authorized Distributor in India; Joins Eucalyptus Authorized Education Partner Program

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – August 27, 2012Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud computing platform, today announced a strategic distribution partnership with Ingram Micro, a Fortune 100 company and the world's largest technology distributor. Under the agreement, Ingram Micro will offer Eucalyptus Infrastructure as a Service software to its Value Added Resellers (VARs) who serve both commercial companies and public sector organizations in India. Additionally, Ingram Micro will become Eucalyptus' first Authorized Education Partner in the country.

India has quickly become one of the fastest growing cloud computing markets. A recent study by The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and Deloitte estimates the Indian cloud computing market will reach USD 16 billion by 2020, and a Microsoft-IDC study states that cloud computing will generate over 2 million jobs in India by 2015. Cloud computing is poised to have a profound effect on the Indian economy as it provides small and medium enterprises with access to cost effective technologies and services for the first time.

"In nascent markets like India, companies look for proven solutions as they begin to adopt new technologies such as cloud computing," said K. Jaishankar, managing director of Ingram Micro. "Eucalyptus leads the industry with its built-in AWS compatibility and its innovative and open approach to cloud computing. We've already seen early demand for Eucalyptus and believe it will provide commercial companies and public sector organizations in India with the best solution for on-premise and hybrid cloud computing."

As a Eucalyptus Authorized Education Partner, Ingram Micro will deliver authorized training courses using Eucalyptus Certified Instructors (ECI). Eucalyptus Authorized Education Partners serve as a critical link between Eucalyptus and customers based on their expertise in implementing private and hybrid cloud architectures.

"The Indian market will play a pivotal role in the overall growth of cloud computing in the next several years," said Said Ziouani, EVP of Worldwide Sales at Eucalyptus. "To meet the increasing customer demand from APAC, we're continuing to rapidly expand our distributor, training and partner ecosystem across the region. Our partnership with Ingram Micro will be instrumental in educating customers on best practices for implementing cloud computing, and bringing our AWS-compatible cloud platform to companies across India."

To learn more about Eucalyptus and cloud computing, interested parties may attend Interop Mumbai to visit the Eucalyptus booth for an introduction and product demonstration. The show will take place October 10-12 at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon, Mumbai.

About Eucalyptus Systems

Eucalyptus Systems provides the only solution that transforms a customer's IT infrastructure into a private cloud that works like Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Eucalyptus Cloud Management Platform (CMP) is open source software that provides access to the scalability of the AWS public cloud while allowing for customization and control of internal cloud resources. By creating a hybrid cloud bridge between Eucalyptus and AWS, customers gain the flexibility to choose where to run workloads. With Eucalyptus, IT can now create an agile, affordable, and AWS-compatible environment for continuous integration (CI) and self-service IT. Empower innovation with a Eucalyptus cloud.

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