ShoreTel, Ingram Micro, HP Partner on Unified Communications
The offerings will be available through joint HP and ShoreTel channel partners that work with Ingram Micro.ShoreTel announced it is partnering with Ingram Micro and Hewlett-Packard (HP) to offer unified communications gear and services to small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs). The solution sets will be sold through Ingram Micro’s channel partner network and will include ShoreTel cloud services and HP routers and power over Ethernet (POE) switches. Ingram Micro has been selling the ShoreTel on-premises solution for four years, and is now certified to offer ShoreTel Sky, making it both a Valued Added Distributor (VAD) and Cloud Service Distributor (CSD). Under the expanded agreement, Ingram Micro becomes a single source for channel partners to purchase ShoreTel communications solutions, which will be available in the third quarter.
The joint solution is called HP Networking for ShoreTel Solutions. Customers purchase the ShoreTel cloud offering and can choose from an HP Switch or both an HP switch and an HP router, depending on their needs.