Cisco Canada emphasizes progress, passion and possibilities at Cisco Connect event in Toronto

Cisco Canada President Rola Dagher recounted Cisco Canada’s trumps over the last year, which saw Canada named as Cisco’s top theatre for growth, while also highlighting the initiative Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins launched the previous day in conjunction with Deloitte and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Okta touts Canada’s new strategic importance with opening of new Toronto office

Identity management vendor Okta officially opened their new Toronto offices Wednesday, a four story facility where many of the employees are part of a large Toronto-based engineering team. Okta used the launch to highlight their commitment to Canada, and a Toronto non-profit that is receiving a grant from their Okta for Good program.

X-IO Technologies rebrands as Axellio to focus on edge and HCI after selling storage business to Violin

Axellio has only had its new product portfolio on the market for a little over a year, but has met with a strong response for their edge solutions in the performance part of the market, and just introduced a new HCI solution in partnership with Microsoft that is based on the Microsoft software-defined stack.

Violin Systems plans full integration with X-IO technology to converge high end performance scalability with price-performance leadership

Violin Systems, which is focused on the high end of the performance storage market, reaches down to acquire the SME-focused storage business of X-IO Storage. The long-term goal is to fully integrate both technologies to provide high-end systems with the price-performance advantages of the X-IO technology.

Nyotron announces distribution deal with Ingram Micro has expanded into a strategic partnership, which includes a $10 million investment

Nyotron, which makes a highly differentiated anti-malware solution that looks for changes in operating system behavior for evidence of threats, is different from other solutions on the market, and is designed to work with them in a multi-faceted defense strategy.

Ottawa’s Martello Technologies adds new capabilities with acquisition of Savision

From a product perspective, Savision’s IT Operation solution that integrates and controls monitoring, cloud, and service management tools data in a single pane of glass will enable Martello’s UC/SD-WAN offering to have this same seamless capability. From a business point of view, it doubles Martello’s sales and marketing resources, strengthens their channel, and turns their European presence from minor into a real strength.