In addition to completing the full integration of the analytics capabilities HPE acquired last year with Nimble, HPE also expanded their tools and integrations to automate 3PAR in the cloud, DevOps, virtualization and container environments.
The HPE SimplVity 2600, which is the first SimpliVity that is entirely software-optimized, is being pitched at the VDI market to start, but the company thinks its flexibility will eventually take it beyond that.
ITernity has many ISV integrations, and a 100 per cent channel strategy, but its participation in the HPE Complete program to drive business through HPE and their channel is critical to their strategy.
The new CTERA appliances triple the speed, double the capacity and quadruple the number of users supported over CTERA’s previous edge offerings, allowing them to position them as a full NAS replacement.
Veeam has been promoted to HPE’s top partner category, Global Supply Chain, and named a Gold Partner in the HPE Global Partner Program and an HPE Pointnext storage partner. The latter allows them to be sold as an HPE consumption service, which Veeam sees as having great potential for them.
The new HPE CEO used his introductory keynote as HPE’s top exec to articulate a vision of the future where HPE will deliver next-generation technologies to customers today – a process which has already begun and where product is available today.
Isolation-based security is a fairly new technology, with Symantec being the best-known vendor in the space, but Cyberinc thinks that the additional security value they bring to the table will resonate with HPE’s own core messaging.
HPE has announced an exciting extension of their Pointnext Services with HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud. Channel partners will have to wait a while to get their hands on the new offering however, since HPE wants to establish a smooth motion for the service itself before opening it up to the channel.
HPE announced the core parameters of its new GreenLake Flex Capacity for partners late last year, but now, in deep consultation with partners, have developed what they believe will be an effective model by which the channel can monetize it.
The HPE Smart Fabric Orchestrator provides the same capabilities for Ethernet that HP’s Smart SAN does for Fibre Channel, while the new M-Series SN2010M is a smaller switch for the secondary storage market.
The HPE Complete program, in existence since late 2016 in what amounted to beta form, has now been opened to General Available, allowing all HPE partners, including those outside the U.S., to participate.
Chargifi’s pipeline has grown massively since iPhone support for wireless charging was announced last year, and the company is aggressively pivoting to a channel strategy, which will soon see them add distribution in the U.S. and Canada as well.