Ingram Micro has established an Open Source Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Asia Pacific to assist partners in capitalising on new enterprise-grade solutions and services. The resource aims to provide the channel with the “knowledge, resources, and applied technology” it needs to better “market, sell, and support” open source offerings throughout the region.
“The move to remote working forced many organisations to accelerate their digital operations plans and innovation cycles to meet customer demands at the speed of need,” said Sabine Howest, senior vice president of Digital Operations and Global Partner Engagement at Ingram Micro.
“The open source community is making rapid advancements in setting technology trends and addressing problems that are too massive for one organisation to solve. Open source brings upon endless possibilities through collaboration and transparency while maintaining flexibility and accessibility to innovations.”
According to Howest, partners can use the CoE to better identify open source opportunities, particularly in infrastructure modernization, application development, and digital transformation.
“We aim to be constantly in the forefront of technology, identifying trends and strategically investing in resources that brings value-add to our partners and vendors,” adds Diego Utge, executive vice president of Asia Pacific at Ingram Micro.
The Technology Experience Centre, which will open in 2021, will house integrated multi-vendor products and solutions, serving as a platform for product demos, proof of concept, proof of value, executive briefing, and partner enablement sessions.
Red Hat Ansible automation solution is currently one of the solutions integrated and showcased across Asia Pacific, with open source solutions surrounding IT automation and Kubernetes containerisation also added to support proof-of-concept testing environments for partners and end-users.