Compared to last year, the changes to Dell’s partner program as the company begins a new fiscal year are much more modest, although the extension of rebates for new business to Registered partners will cause much cheer in that quarter.
Paessler is seeing a significant increase in its North American channel business, and this year plans to improved MSP support, enhance their channel program, and make a deeper push into the Canadian channel.
With this new package of tools and resources, D-Link is looking to encourage traditional networking partners who have not yet got into surveillance to stop leaving money on the table, as well as encourage traditional physical security specialists to look at D-Link more broadly for their IP needs.
Project Squared, a SaaS business collaboration app for chat, audio, video, multi-party meetings and content sharing, will initially be a free download, but Cisco expects to monetize it as they add more features, and they see it as a strong channel opportunity.
The centre of Extreme’s SDN strategy is building an SDN solution that is open, standards based, and comprehensive, leveraging Open Daylight, and the acquisition of vendor partners is key to provide validation and spur innovation.
The new Riverbed-Ready program is for ISVs partners, and is designed to spur new and more full featured solutions which cover all the elements of Riverbed’s Application Performance Platform, but solution provider partners are also expected to benefit significantly.
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.