The arrangement represents the broad-based distributors first foray into the Linux/open source world and mirrors similar arrangements with Red Hat at
other Ingram locations in Europe, the United States and Singapore.
Ingram joins ACA Pacific on Red Hats enterprise software distribution books. Were seeing it as an entry into the Linux/Unix market. Theres some money
to be made here, said Rodney Thorne, business manager, storage, networking and security at Ingram Micro Australia.
Its a new channel for us -- we dont have many ISVs and developers that deal with Ingram Micro in this Unix environment, he said.