Last year rumours surfaced that SAP was shutting Business ByDesign down, but instead it has moved it to the HANA platform, given it its own general manager, and changed its go-to-market model to better leverage partners.
Dell’s NFV platform is targeted at the carrier market, giving Dell its first solid solution for this high-end space. It brings software-defined networking and compute infrastructure virtualization, which started in the enterprise and midmarket, into the carrier space.
Dell kicks off its security event in Orlando, impressing upon SonicWALL partners, some of whom still have concerns about Dell as a vendor, that Dell’s channel commitment is 100% genuine and will continue to improve.
The company is announcing its first all-flash offering, the NX-9000 appliance. It is also announcing Metro Availability, a new capability which allows a customer to deliver synchronous data replication to two data centres.
These are ESET’s flagship consumer products, but they are also sold by the channel, typically as an add-on in a commercial sale. They also preview the new features coming in the next commercial refresh.