SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 18, 2011) - Exceeding vendor expectations, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it has been named the 2011 North American Distributor Partner of the Year by Red Hat. The distinctive honor was presented to Ingram Micro at the Red Hat 2011 Partner Conference, which took place Oct. 25-27, 2011.

During the awards ceremony, Red Hat executives cited Ingram Micro's significant accomplishments in 2011, including a notable year-over-year increase in Ingram Micro's sales of Red Hat solutions.

"We are excited to award Ingram Micro with our North America Distributor of the Year award for their above-and-beyond work with us over the last fiscal year," said Roger Egan, vice president, North America channel sales and development at Red Hat. "Ingram Micro's commitment to Red Hat, including recently increasing its resources within the Advanced Computing Division to address our partners' needs and pave the way for further business growth, has been highly commendable and well received. Ingram Micro is a first-class organization and very deserving of the recognition as our top distribution partner in the region."

In 2011, Ingram Micro's Advanced Computing Division transacted more than 11,000 Red Hat orders, resulting in Ingram Micro earning top honors from the open source solutions innovator for most reseller bookings in a year.

"Ingram Micro's success with Red Hat is the result of a great partnership and a shared vision of channel growth and partner enablement," says Scott Zahl, vice president and general manager of the Ingram Micro Advanced Computing Division.

"Red Hat has worked extensively with our Advanced Computing Division team to effectively market and sell its middleware and virtualization solutions to our reseller partners in the U.S. and Canada," says Zahl. "Together, we made it a priority to keep the communication channels open and collaborate on all aspects of the business including partner recruitment, training, marketing, sales and support. This recognition is a great testimony to Ingram Micro's value in the advanced technologies marketplace and to Red Hat's resolve to support our resellers."

Ingram Micro has served as Red Hat's distribution partner since 1998, providing a wide range of Red Hat products, from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux enterprise operating system platform to cloud, virtualization, applications, management, storage and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio.

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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, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit

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