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.
Chris Morgan assessed his success in executing on his priorities in this first year on the job, and considers the channel impact of Nutanix’s emphasis in 2016 of the big picture beyond simply saving money through hyper-converged solutions.
Pluribus partnered with both Dell and Nutanix a year ago, and is benefiting from being the software-defined networking element in joint deals. They also believe the upcoming Dell-EMC merger will help their business.
Dell’s new Triton technology, which came out of a special project its ESI [Extreme Scale Infrastructure] group did for eBay, is still far from being a commercially available product. Nevertheless, it represents an important advance in liquid cooling.
Futuresville 2 – Dell’s Chief Technology Office for Enterprise – discussed their work in identifying key trends and co-ordinating responses within Dell, and talked about some of those trends they deem vitally important going forward.