Ingram Micro acquires Toronto-based cloud services provider

Distributor Ingram Micro announced on Thursday that it has acquired SoftCom Inc., a Toronto-based cloud marketplace and global service provider.

SoftCom, founded in 1997, offers domain name management, web hosting and cloud infrastructure services, with a focus on the SMB market. It operates brands such as myhosting.com and mail2web.com, and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro with co-founder Turker Sokullu reporting to Nimesh Dave, Ingram Micro executive vice-president, global business process and cloud computing.

“Joining Ingram Micro provides SoftCom with a whole new range of exciting business opportunities,” said Sokullu, in a state,emt. “We have grown SoftCom’s business by relentlessly focusing on our customers and building a culture of trust and camaraderie among employees with a passion for delivering high performance web and cloud solutions. We are excited by Ingram Micro’s shared values and vision and look forward to contributing to their global growth and diversification strategy.”

The transaction closed Thursday, and further details were not disclosed.

“SoftCom’s expertise and proven track-record in cloud services will enhance our cloud offerings road map and aggregation platform,” said Alain Monie, Ingram Micro’s president and CEO, in a statement. “Today, we deliver more than 150 solutions from over 50 leading cloud vendors and with this acquisition we believe we will further improve the way our global partners and customers sell, service and procure cloud-based solutions. This addition also gives our partners another competitive service advantage in the rapidly growing cloud market, especially with small-to-midsized businesses, and is another step forward in our strategy to better serve our customers and partners with high-value IT services and cloud-delivered solutions. We welcome SoftCom’s associates, partners and customers to the Ingram Micro family and are excited by the value they will bring to our channel partners.”

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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