Scale, which is distinct among the hyperconverged vendors with its SMB focus, is not new to Canada, but they have added new staff and resources here, and developed new relationships with key DMRs to take their Canadian business to the next level.
Nutanix sees the Lenovo deal as equal in importance to the Dell one inked last year and said its announcement shortly after Dell’s purchase of EMC is a coincidence. The plan is to get jointly branded products to market through Lenovo in Q1 of 2016.
At a customer event in Toronto Wednesday, Nutanix presented the audience with a full-throated positioning of themselves as well ahead of their competition, and also gave an update on their progress in Canada
Dell says there will be incremental opportunities for channel partners in its newly announced DSS business, which targets the area just below the hyperscale vendors and will see branded DSS products on the market later this fall.
Expanding their EMEA relationship to the U.S. and Canada gives Avnet partners here access to a backup solution well suited for the converged infrastructure space, which complements Avnet’s emphasis in this area.
The scalability of the old eVault solutions has been massively increased up to 400 per cent, so Seagate is rebranding them with the Seagate name and looking to extend them into the enterprise data centre market, as well as the ROBO space where they play today.
Scalar becomes a $300 million dollar company through the deal, strengthens its presence in western Canada, and increases its scalability with the assets acquired. The Mainland brand will remain for the foreseeable future.