Commvault also announces Andy Vandeveld, most recently at Veeam, as Vice President of Worldwide Alliances, in a move that signals an increased focus on strategic alliances as a route to market rather than just technology integrations.
Two of the new certifications, which also add a new Master level to the Dell EMC Proven Professional program, are available now, with the others coming in April and June. While partners will be eligible to complete them when they roll out, they will not immediately become part of the company’s partner program.
Oracle introduced universal cloud credits for their IaaS and PaaS services last fall to both assist on-prem customers transition to the cloud and expand their market. Tech Data making the credits available on their StreamOne marketplace is designed to help here, and is likely to add new partners to Oracle’s channel.
While in the old Dell EMC converged lineup, a System 1000 would have been a new high-end model, the new VXBlock completely restructures the approach, and integrates all storage types in one offering. It makes this a single-model family with additional flexibility, greater cost efficiencies and simplified lifecycle management.