Ingram Micro Invests In Parallels

Santa Ana-based technology distributor Ingram Micro has made an investment in cloud hosting software developer Parallels, the company said this morning, as part of a strategic deal between the companies. According to the two, Ingram Micro has selected Parallels Automation as its "core cloud services platform", where Ingram Micro will use Parallels' software for a new "Cloud Marketplace". That new marketplace revolves around letting companies deploy private, public, and hybrid cloud services, and is based on the technology Ingram acquired last year when it bought SoftCom, a developer of cloud marketplace software.