SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/13 -- Demonstrating its advanced technology leadership, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it has earned the title of "Distributor of the Year" from Juniper Networks for delivering exceptional results in 2012.
Presented at the second annual Juniper Networks Global Partner Conference held last month in Las Vegas, the Juniper Partner Award for Distributor of the Year spotlights the outstanding achievements and commitment of the industry leader's Advanced Technology Division and Networking and Security Business Unit in the areas of Juniper sales, partner services excellence, technology expertise and service specializations.
In 2012, Ingram Micro grew its Juniper business significantly and made notable investments to enhance its Juniper-dedicated partner-enablement capabilities, technical prowess and business development resources. The distributor also laid the groundwork for its new configure-to-order services for Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, as well as introduced Juniper Networks' integrated portfolio of Simply Connected switching, security and wireless products into the Ingram Micro Solution Centers located in Santa Ana, Calif., and Buffalo, N.Y.
"Ingram Micro continues to execute against our shared vision of ensuring the long-term success of our channel partners and we're pleased to recognize the distributor's stand-out performance once again this year," says Emilio Umeoka, senior vice president, worldwide partners and alliances, Juniper Networks. "Ingram Micro has set a new standard of excellence when it comes to showing our partners how to get the most out of their Juniper relationship and enabling them to really differentiate their services and offer even greater business and technical value to their customers using Juniper's growing Simply Connected portfolio."
"Juniper Networks leads with technology innovation and continues to invest in the success of its partner community," says Jay Miley, vice president and general manager, Ingram Micro Advanced Technology Division, U.S. "The proven expertise within our division and business unit, combined with our relentless focus on enabling Juniper Partners to succeed, has made all the difference and clearly set Ingram Micro apart in 2012. We're thrilled to be recognized as Juniper's Distributor of the Year and will continue to advance our expertise and deliver exceptional value to our mutual partners."
Ingram Micro's Advanced Technology Division and Networking and Security Business Unit also received Distributor of the Year honors from F5 Networks, Fortinet, McAfee and TrendMicro in 2012, and supports the IT industry's widest portfolio of networking and security vendors.
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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, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. 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 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.