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By | Paul Kunert 1st December 2015 17:02

Ingram Micro acquires cloud automation smarts from Parallels – sources

Odin platform, hundreds of staffers set for transfer to distie

Exclusive Tech distributor Ingram Micro has acquired a hosting and cloud service management system from Parallels, sources have told The Channel.

The deal includes the Odin Service Automation platform, related cloud management stuff, the IP, and the Odin brand, we're informed. Our contacts were not aware of the financials involved.

The acquired entity will operate as a sub-unit of Ingram’s Cloud division, and hundreds of staffers are expected to transfer to their new paymaster.

Odin sells a catalogue of cloud applications, including web server management, server virtualisation, provisioning, and billing automation. It supports 10k service providers that sells app and services to 10m SMEs.

The automation platform is designed to make it easier to sell services from cloud providers to customers, via Ingram’s base of reseller, MSPs, system integrators and hosting provider customers.

Relations between the companies began in 2014 when Ingram adopted the Odin automation tool as the core service delivery platform for its cloud brokering service, the Cloud Marketplace.

Ingram Micro refused to comment.

Updated Ingram Micro has confirmed the acquisition. ®

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