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.
The new HP T730 Thin Client is a performance machine can support four UHD/4k displays natively, and six displays with an optional AMD FirePro discrete graphics card, to deliver what for the moment is a unique product in the market.
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.
The latest addition to Veeam’s free offerings for its community is aimed mainly at Linux servers running in the cloud, but also supports physical Linux servers, and will offer partners ways to monetize it, though some may be down the road.
Veeam is emphasizing that partners not in the cloud need to develop a cloud option for their customers, and opened their VeeamON event by announcing a simple-to-use portal to help partners develop a service provider practice.
The Wyse products have had their own specific support packages since they were acquired by Dell, but the increasing visibility of the Dell ProSupport brand, and the availability of some new services not previously available to Dell Wyse has led to the change.
The company is also announcing a new version of its FVP Freedom software, the free version of their FVP software which they say gives away for free the same thing that hybrid vendors sell on top of their arrays.
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
Citrix denies that last week’s Co-operation Agreement will have negative implications for partners, and says that strong showings by newly-specialized partners has the company on track to achieve this year’s channel goals.
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.