Zerto 6.5 has new feature enhancements, which will be of particular interest to Cloud Service Providers, but the most significant news here is more likely the continued moves towards their upcoming version, which they see as a massively disruptive offering.
Cohesity says a new integration with Office 365 Exchange Online, support for the new Azure Data Box, and new failover and failback capabilities for Azure DR should make it easier to sell joint Azure-Cohesity solutions, which have shown strong recent momentum.
Microsoft is making literally dozens of announcements at the event, with Microsoft Authenticator, which the company says will end the era of passwords, and a new Microsoft Search at the top of all 365 apps likely to catch the most headlines.
Microsoft previewed two major components of the October 2018 release for Dynamics 365, with three new AI applications and two mixed reality business applications, with a strong emphasis on their being easier to deploy and use than their competition.
Equinix names company veteran Meyers, most recently their President of Strategy, Services and Innovation, as President and CEO. He talks with ChannelBuzz about the opportunities he sees in the market, and how the company can best leverage them, including how their channel fits in.
The IoT bundles are designed to give resellers an easy turnkey option, and encourage more of them to get into IoT. Nine bundles, each focused on a specific vendor, are scheduled for launch, with more coming down the road.
There were few – actually no – major Dell EMC new product announcements made around their cloud infrastructure portfolio at VMworld. There were a lot of little ones, however, as well as some overarching messaging about focus and strategy.
At their Google Cloud Next 2018 event, in addition to their new platform, Google announced GKE On-Prem, a version of Google’s Google Kubernetes Engine for container management. They also announced Istio 1.0 is now available for production deployments, and the first service for it.
CloudJumper has had partners ask for this to reduce the complexity of working with Azure, and large integrators who had not worked with the company before see this as a way to make large Azure deployments more cost-effective.
Pax8 has introduced new Professional Services at partner request, both to perform services for MSPs who lack the necessary skills at a relatively low cost, and also to teach the MSPs how to repeat the service without assistance later.