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Intermedia Joins Ingram Micro's Seismic Program

Distributor Ingram Micro is broadening the hosted Microsoft offerings available to resellers within Ingram Micro Seismic, a portfolio of third-party cloud and outsourced services for managed service providers.

On Tuesday, hoster Intermedia announced it has joined the Seismic program. Intermedia currently hosts about 225,000 premium Exchange mailboxes, many of which are sold through a network of 4,000 resellers.

Intermedia joins Microsoft hoster groupSPARK in the Seismic program, which claims about 1,000 MSP members in North America. The groupSPARK offering consists of Hosted Exchange Server 2007 and Hosted SharePoint Services 3.0. In addition to hosted Exchange and SharePoint, Intermedia is also listed on the Ingram Micro Seismic site as offering Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, BlackBerry, the Microsoft Business Productivity Suite and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Seismic MSPs.

In a statement, Justin Crotty, vice president of services for Ingram Micro North America, emphasized the importance that hosted Microsoft collaboration and e-mail services has for MSPs in explaining Ingram's need to expand on the existing offering. "We've teamed with Intermedia to expand our hosted solutions portfolio and provide Seismic partners with more choice and flexibility," Crotty said.

Vendors already participating in the Seismic portfolio aside from Intermedia and groupSPARK include Alert Logic Inc. for log management and threat management, Autotask Corp. for professional services automation, CA Inc. for instant backup and recovery, Level Platforms Inc. for remote monitoring and management, NetEnrich Inc. for a global network operations center, Nimsoft Inc. for enterprise monitoring, Print Audit for print monitoring and management, Synergy Global Solutions for an outsourced help desk, and VaultLogix LLC for online backup and restore.

Posted by Scott Bekker on October 27, 2009 at 11:58 AM