relayr offers both an edge connectivity platform and vertically-focused services packages that Avnet thinks will be of interest to both deeply-focused IoT players as well as resellers who have been working in adjacent practice areas.
Dell EMC has made a restructuring in Canada into Enterprise and Commercial Sections, which are very close to pre-combination EMC and Dell respectively. They are crediting this as a key reason for strong performance over the last nine weeks.
Fine also acknowledged some VMware partner concern over the company’s new relationship with Dell, which does much more of its business direct than VMware has historically, and indicated her commitment to standing behind the partner community.
Dell EMC World this year has seen the integration of support from legacy Dell products like PowerEdge servers for EMC solutions. This particular integration goes the other way, with support from legacy EMC storage management and data protection products being announced for the mid-range SC line.
Dell established its IoT partner program earlier this year, taking on ISV partners. Now it has expanded the program, adding systems integrators, which includes smaller and boutique ones as well as large.
The IAM business in what will once again become Quest is today about 90 per cent direct. In the last year, they have been working with the SonicWALL channel, but are now investing in a channel of their own, focused more on the mid-market and smaller enterprises.
SonicWALL’s PEAK16 event in Last Vegas is still, technically, a Dell event. You would hardly know that from the event itself however, as the soon-to-be-independent company flexes its independence some months before the fact.
ZeroStack has sold its software has to date on SuperMicro white box hardware, but requests from both partners and customers have led ZeroStack to broaden it out to Dell and HPE, with select other vendors likely on the way.
With the enhanced platform in place, Pluribus is able to offer a monitoring solution where the analytics are integrated directly into the network for $75,000 plus support for 100 million flows, with a billion flow bundle coming later this summer.
Dell’s channel business did very well in the first quarter of their new year. At this stage though, there is still no definite clarity on the channel implications of assets entering Dell – and exiting it, with the SonicWALL divestiture.