As it launches its VMware on AWS infrastructure offering Australia, VMware sets a target Canadian launch for the first quarter of 2019, and the Canadian team says the timing is ideal for market maturity and demand.
There were few – actually no – major Dell EMC new product announcements made around their cloud infrastructure portfolio at VMworld. There were a lot of little ones, however, as well as some overarching messaging about focus and strategy.
The big opportunity here is for Pivot3 partners who sell into the military/intel part of the U.S. defense space, but other NATO countries can be sold it as well, and it also has other use cases in rugged environments.
At their Google Cloud Next 2018 event, in addition to their new platform, Google announced GKE On-Prem, a version of Google’s Google Kubernetes Engine for container management. They also announced Istio 1.0 is now available for production deployments, and the first service for it.
StorageCraft is now offering a standard bundle with special pricing for the education market. Later this summer, they will also be introducing more complex integrated solutions for their vertical markets as well.
At their C3 partner event this week, NetApp exhorted partners to ramp up their efforts to sell NetApp’s new HCI offering based on Solidfire technology, while not letting up on their FlexPod CI activities.
All-flash led NetApp’s climb back from the brink to profitability, and all-flash remains one of NetApp’s strategic priorities this year. However, while Joel Reich’s business unit delivers most NetApp revenue, its development priorities have transitioned to the new Cloud First approach
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.
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.
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.