Data protection vendor Acronis announces a Backup Cloud Extension for Azure, as well as the future availability of a Backup Cloud Extension for Microsoft Azure Stack – which will be available when Microsoft releases Azure Stack.
In addition to the Odin enhancements, Ingram Micro is emphasizing the relevance of their new referral program for Advisor program, in the wake of Microsoft’s announcement that the program is being sunsetted.
The turnkey solutions are expected to build up Equinix’s base of MSP and VAR partners, something that has been a focus for the company this year. Equinix is especially interested in partners with strong Microsoft practices.
PernixData’s flagship storage product uses high-speed server media to take read and write out of storage and into the server tier, making VM performance much faster and scalable. It’s a highly complementary solution to existing storage arrays.
Cloud-focused contact centre software vendor Five9 continues its channel expansion by signing its first distribution deal, a global one with Westcon-Comstor. Westcon will help Five9 build out its solution provider channel
Greg Peterson and Ty Tobin of Avnet Technology Solutions discuss the distributor’s long-standing business with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where they see opportunities with HPE for the channel, and what they’re doing to help solution providers realize those opportunities.
Pax8, which has its own platform for software distribution, has now teamed up with German infrastructure-as-a-service vendor ProfitBricks, and some vendors, including these new ones, are now available on this new platform.
D&H makes another infusion to an initiative which has operated successfully as part of the Business Assurance Program for years, and which has delivered substantial returns to vendor participants as well.
Storage, video conference, monitors and software and licensing all came in around 40 per cent or more. Greg Tobin, General Manager in Canada, discusses why D&H did much better than the industry average.
AVG continues its strategy of adding more focused, value-added distributors with EarthBend, which brings an MSP background and experience with AVG’s Managed Workplace solution, as well as a strong regional presence in both the American mid-west and Canadian prairies.