Barracuda Networks, Inc, a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, appoints Ingram Micro as a distributor in ASEAN. Ingram Micro is a wholesale technology distributor that is focused on cloud, mobility, supply chain and technology solutions. Ingram Micro enables its business partners to operate more efficiently by optimizing technology in the markets they serve. Ingram Micro operates in 160 countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
James Forbes-May, Vice President of APAC Sales for Barracuda, stated that “Ingram Micro’s presence and vast reseller network in top ASEAN countries make it an ideal partner for Barracuda in the region. Ingram was selected for its partner network and ability to sell physical, virtual and cloud solutions that cover Data Protection and Security – which is the core growth focus for both of our companies.”
“We feel that our aligned focus on cloud solutions will act as the synergy between our companies to enable us both to accelerate our market reach in ASEAN. Furthermore, Ingram’s pre and post sales capabilities will be an added advantage to help address our customers’ day to day business challenges.”
Francis Choo, VP Country Chief Executive, ASEAN and HK, at Ingram Micro, added that “[w]e are excited to partner with Barracuda in ASEAN. With cloud computing being an essential business direction for businesses of all sizes, Barracuda is an important addition to our partner base and is serious about protecting its data and the security of its business. Barracuda’s cloud-enabled solutions help to protect our customers’ networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside.”
“While not all customers are ready to move into the cloud, we believe that through this relationship Barracuda will be able to reach out to customers through education and training programs not only today but in the future when the time is right for them to potentially move to cloud,” added Forbes-May.
“In the next few years, cloud usage will become more prevalent and as internet usage becomes the default option for software deployment it will be important for businesses to remain up to date on fast paced technology advancements,” explains Forbes-May. “Data and transaction security will remain a concern and Barracuda will be there to assist and help secure their network and application data as they move toward operating their business in the cloud.”