Thursday, 27 May 2010 10:46

SolarWinds and Ingram Micro Australia team up to offer region's resellers better access to SolarWinds' award-winning IT management solutions

By David Frost

SYDNEY, May 27, 2010 − SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 93,000 customers worldwide, and Ingram Micro Australia today announced a new distribution agreement designed to support expanded availability and access to SolarWinds' award-winning products in the Australian market.

 

As part of the agreement, Ingram Micro will offer its reseller partners access to the complete range of SolarWinds' products, including the Orion® suite of network and application management solutions, and the recently acquired Profiler® suite of storage and virtualisation products.

Through this working relationship, SolarWinds and Ingram Micro plans to add a significant number of additional resellers to the SolarWinds Synergy Partner Program by the end of 2010. The program gives resellers sales and marketing support, training and support services and are offered in varying tiers, based on transactions and certification.

"As we continue to expand our presence in the Asia-Pacific region, the Australian market is a key focus for us. It makes sense for us to move forward with a well-respected channel partner with a reputation for strong training, customer education and channel support,' said Harold Klaje, Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific at SolarWinds.

'We believe that Ingram Micro's experience and relationships in the region will help us reach a wider audience, and develop a dynamic set of channel partners that can confidently promote and deliver SolarWinds' network, application and storage management solutions to their customers.'

Darren Elsby, Group Product Manager for Ingram Micro Australia, said: 'SolarWinds' solutions are extremely appealing to our reseller partners - they offer a spot-on blend of affordability, features and ease-of-use from a company with a reputation for solving real-world problems. We believe SolarWinds' solutions will be highly complementary to the products and solutions Ingram Micro already distributes in the enterprise technology market, and offers our reseller partners a great opportunity to build additional services on top of the SolarWinds' tools'.

Irwinconsult, one of Australia's leading engineering consultants for building design and construction throughout Australia and Asia, is an example of how the region's businesses can benefit from using SolarWinds. The company uses SolarWinds' Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and Orion Application Performance Monitor (APM) to proactively alert and diagnose network and application potential problems before they became disruptive to their users. The complete customer case study is available on the SolarWinds website.

Luisa Umber, Irwinconsult IT support, said: 'Our network has become bigger and more complex, and increasingly hard to monitor. Since adopting SolarWinds' products we've benefited from time saved, reduced disruption, more detailed knowledge of the network and we can now seamlessly manage the network with just one person, if necessary.'

Resellers interested in SolarWinds products and the SolarWinds Synergy Partner Program, can visit http://www.solarwinds.com or locally contact Ingram Micro Australia on 1300 360 409 or via email on etgpresales@ingrammicro.com.au for more information.

SolarWinds' IT management products are used by organisations around the globe to manage IT environments ranging from ten to tens of thousands of devices. Ingram Micro's resellers will have access to all of SolarWinds' products including Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM), the company's flagship fault and network performance management solution, and its associated modules; Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM), SolarWinds' multi-vendor network configuration and change management solution; the SolarWinds Profiler suite which adds deeper storage and virtualisation management to the SolarWinds portfolio; and SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset, an industry-leading suite of network management, monitoring, and troubleshooting applications, favoured by network engineers around the world.

About Ingram Micro

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia.

Ingram Micro Australia, Media contact

Grant Cleary, Director, Marketing

Phone: + 61 2 9381 6634

Grant.cleary@ingrammicro.com.au

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 93,000 customers worldwide - from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of IT professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today's complex IT environments. SolarWinds' growing online community, thwack, is a gathering-place for problem-solving, technology-sharing, and participating in product development for all of SolarWinds' products.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com, and Orion are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

SolarWinds media contacts

Amrita Mathuram, The Hoffman Agency

Phone:+65-6238-1612

amathuram@hoffman.com

 

Tiffany Nels, SolarWinds

Phone: +1 512.682.9545

pr@solarwinds.com

 

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