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.
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.
The joint offering with EMC, available through EMC and its channel, is designed to provide a secure Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service offering that is less expensive and less complex to deploy than existing DR solutions.
Blue Data says their technology makes it possible to build 100 node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than ten minutes, and get the same kind of on-premise Big Data as the huge cloud companies at a fraction of the cost.
In certain sectors, a Canadian cloud data centre is now a de facto requirement, especially in the public sector, health care and financial services, because while it may not be a regulatory requirement, it has become mandatory in many RFPs.
Ingram Micro Cloud has also launched a new Cloud Elevate program, in which Ingram partners who register as a partner in Ingram’s Cloud Marketplace by September 30th will receive free Ingram Micro-hosted solutions with $100 credit a month.