Panzura’s family of three offerings offer progressively more functionality, and all are geared to let customers leverage cloud storage while still having all the performance and features of local storage.
The Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud has previously been available on VxBlock, but it will soon be available on VxRail appliances, broadening its presence down market and greatly increasing the channel opportunity.
Walter Denk, who has a distribution background and has been working for Avaya in Germany, is the company’s new global channel chief. Even more importantly, he says that the job has been redefined and that the channel will benefit.
Rejean Bourgault, who has been in the lead role in Canada since October, and Corey Mindel, who has been acting channel leader since Ange Valentini left at the end of the year, were both formally introduced at Avaya Engage.
Zang moves into the cloud PBX market with Zang Office, although at this stage, the channel opportunities, other than referral fees, are limited. Partner opportunities for Zang Space, the collaboration tool, appear stronger.
Palo Alto identifies five areas of innovation within a wide-ranging series of announcements, although the most exciting appear to be around the expansion of threat protection capabilities, including credential theft protection.