Ingram Micro cloud adds Azure and new hosting solutions to the Odin Automation Essentials – Cloud platform
Ingram Micro announced that the latest version of Odin Automation Essentials cloud management software will include new capabilities for hosting service providers, including Microsoft Azure functionality, and bring higher margin services to market faster and more cost effectively.
Odin Automation Essentials helps vendors build and deliver cloud service and hosting portfolios and manage billing, provisioning, management and integration of cloud services. Ingram Micro acquired the intellectual property of Odin from developer Parallels in December 2015.
The software solution, supported by Ingram Micro, aims to eliminate the tedious provisioning, purchasing and delivery of cloud services to end customers, factors that can typically take days or weeks to establish contractual relationships.
Odin’s promise is to be able to deploy full automation platforms with integrated storefronts within hours.
Lee Welch, managing director of cloud services at Ingram Micro Australia, said the software will benefit Australian channel partners by providing them with easy and quick access to the sale of a combination of integrated cloud services and hosting solutions. Web.
“By leveraging Odin Essentials, our partners can deliver integrated offerings and services, automate, own and control and bill, provision and manage through a unified control panel. Odin Essentials gives our partners the ability to scale their cloud practice, create new revenue opportunities and get to market faster, ”he said.
The main improvements of the latest version include:the ability of service providers to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service solutions even though they believed they had the infrastructure resources through Microsoft Azure; the WebHosting Plesk module, which allows service providers to sell WordPress hosting plans and shared web and email hosting services; and VPS hosting-type containers and virtual machines via new technologies such as Virtuozzo 7, for customers requiring dedicated server resources and greater flexibility.
“Building a scalable and successful cloud practice can be complex and difficult due to the inefficiencies and high costs of manual processes commonly associated with buying, reselling and sourcing cloud technology,” Welch said.
Ingram Micro’s Odin Automation Essentials is a pre-configured, self-branded online store and service automation platform that automates the end-to-end delivery of Microsoft 1-Tier CSP, web hosting services and virtual private server (VPS) and related products. offerings.
Welch said that some of the main differentiators of the product from other cloud provisioning and management solutions is Odin’s unified interface for all services, the ability to sell a combination of traditional hosting, cloud service syndicated and a vendor’s own services, the ability for vendors to bundle their own solutions with CSP services, and the ability to integrate the software with external procurement systems.
These new features are also available on Odin Automation Premium, which serves large hosting service providers around the world, who need greater scalability, high availability, multi-cloud management and more. ” access to full reseller channels.
Odin has been providing the underlying technology to Ingram Micro’s cloud market since 2013. In 2015, Ingram acquired Odin, bringing the software developer’s 500 employees into the fold of Ingram Micro.
The availability of new Odin Automation Essentials hosting capacities is expected in the second quarter of 2017.