The provision of new object storage, compute and marketplace services to developers is part of a continuing Nutanix strategy to elevate itself from providing HCI infrastructure to providing the whole stack.
Comodo had an extensive hoster and MSP channel before being acquired, and the new leadership team brought in by Francisco Partners will be expanding the channel, especially among enterprise resellers with vertical focus, and into the Internet of Things.
CommScope is looking to deepen enterprise penetration in the infrastructure business for their digital distributed antenna systems, with a new program to train partners on designing and building in-building wireless.
In addition to providing a diffentiating and long-overdue delightful customer experience in IAM, Core Security is also broadening its go-to-market for IAM, looking to expand beyond the enterprise, and in Canada specifically, to make it much more of a channel play.
OnApp, which has a larger global share of the service provider market, enters the enterprise HCI market with their software in Intel hardware, and a channel-only model with a master reseller/distributor in each geo.
While Extreme has always had a significant enterprise business to go along with their mid-market presence, their flurry of recent acquisitions, complemented by internal changes to optimize them, has created a much stronger enterprise focus.
The plan is to rationalize and simplify the portfolio, although there is no rush to settle on a common platform. There is also relatively little channel overlap, so no need to rationalize the number of partners.