Commvault also announces Andy Vandeveld, most recently at Veeam, as Vice President of Worldwide Alliances, in a move that signals an increased focus on strategic alliances as a route to market rather than just technology integrations.
Jason Bystrak, who officially joins eFolder from Ingram Micro in another week, wants to leverage his experience to build out both a stronger system of vendor strategic alliances, and a focused distribution strategy, to extend eFolder’s reach and position them as a logical challenger to Datto.
N2WS, which Veeam has just bought, is a focused AWS cloud backup vendor. While they have gone to market through the AWS Exchange so far, they consider the product very channel-friendly for both resellers and MSPs.
Carbonite made key solution acquisitions and reworked their channel program in 2017 to build a base for significant growth in 2018. Now they need to execute, and are looking to some new initiatives to help them do that.
To avoid a nightmare integration when adding a new service or capability,, MSPs should look for services that easily plug into your existing tools and platforms, and vendors that understand your needs by providing intuitive tools to ease the process.
Version 6 of Hitachi Data Instance Director massively increases scalability, and adds role-based access controls and a new interface. Exposing the system with REST API will, however, likely be the factor that makes it more attractive to Hitachi partners.