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.
New global channel chief Owen Taraniuk pledges more global expansion, more expanded strategic partnerships like the one announced last year with Cisco, and changes that will make it easier for partners to become proficient with Commvault.
Jason Bystrak, who officially joins eFolder from Ingram Micro in another week, wants to leverage his experience to build out both a stronger system of vendor strategic alliances, and a focused distribution strategy, to extend eFolder’s reach and position them as a logical challenger to Datto.
N2WS, which Veeam has just bought, is a focused AWS cloud backup vendor. While they have gone to market through the AWS Exchange so far, they consider the product very channel-friendly for both resellers and MSPs.
Carbonite made key solution acquisitions and reworked their channel program in 2017 to build a base for significant growth in 2018. Now they need to execute, and are looking to some new initiatives to help them do that.
The provision of new object storage, compute and marketplace services to developers is part of a continuing Nutanix strategy to elevate itself from providing HCI infrastructure to providing the whole stack.