NetApp’s cloud business is still fairly small, but their offerings will roll out in force this year, and NetApp wants customers to lead with them – a strategic decision that would have seemed bizarre not long ago, but is now central to the new NetApp.
NetApp CEO George Kurian kicked off NetApp’s second C3 partner conference by outlining the company’s three-pronged strategy to drive business in the year ahead, and asking partners to increase their commitment to NetApp to match the increased commitment NetApp is making to them.
AtScale allows organizations to use their familiar BI tools like Tableau and Excel to process Big Data at extreme speeds. The new cloud marketplace initiative is aimed mainly at departments of enterprises.
N2WS makes a sexy announcement expanding NoSQL support around Amazon DynamoDB, a solid announcement expanding support for Amazon Aurora databases, and a RESTful API announcement that will be of particular interest to channel partners.
3CLogic is partnered deeply with a very select number of vendors, one of which is ServiceNow. The new integration lets ServiceNow reps handle all the interaction with 3CLogic phone support through the ServiceNow interface.
Nutanix’s Canadian country manager Robert Yelenich talked with ChannelBuzz at .NEXT and provided an update on the company’s Canadian business, and the progress of their channel in selling and deploying Nutanix’s cloud offerings beyond the HCI foundation.
Nutanix Beam – Nutanix’s first SaaS offering – uses technology from their Minjar acquisition to help customers predict and control cloud costs, as well as better track resources and adhere to compliance regulations.
The SaaS option will strengthen go-to-market options for Virtustream and their strategic partners and channels. Virtustream also recently made an executive alignment to give a higher priority to the indirect channel.