SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) - Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services, today announced it has received the Americas Region VMware Partner Network Award in the "Distributor of the Year" category. Ingram Micro was recognized at VMware Partner Exchange 2014, VMware's annual partner event, held in San Francisco last month.

"Ingram Micro's Advanced Computing Division has invested in the training, education and resources needed to help VMware partners capitalize on the increasing demands and business needs for virtualized solutions," says Paul Bay, senior executive vice president and president, Ingram Micro North America. "As the distributor for many of VMware's transacting partners in North America, Ingram Micro is pleased to be recognized for our efforts and named VMware's Distributor of the Year for the region." 

The Americas recipients of the VMware Partner Network Awards were acknowledged in 12 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2013.

"We are pleased to acknowledge the achievements made in 2013 by our partners within the region," said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. "VMware is dedicated to educating and equipping our partners with the resources they need to master the new reality of the software defined enterprise that enables more agile delivery of IT services -- for organizations of all sizes. We congratulate Ingram Micro on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and look forward to our continued mutual success in 2014."

Last month, Ingram Micro expanded its relationship with VMware and was named a VMware federal distribution partner, enabling Ingram Micro U.S. to market, sell and support the entire VMware portfolio to channel partners working within the federal market.

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About VMware Partner Exchange 2014
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About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. 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 and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit

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