Last week’s announcements of an expanded relationship between AWS and Equinix are fundamental to a new strategy announcement that will [eventually] enable organizations to make connections between Equinix IBX data centres.
AWS’ Global Partner Summit was chock full of news, including a redo of the partner program, new competencies in machine learning and networking, with more on the way, and major changes to AWS Marketplace.
The M-Series family OEMed from Mellanox, which provide 100 GbE Ethernet connectivity, but also scale down to an SMB price point, provide HPE with a strong channel offering that has a large price-performance differential over Fibre Channel.
Netgear’s new smart cloud offering provides a free app and a free subscription for a basic version. New switches and APs are required though, and a paid version with unlimited device support and additional features will be available early next year.
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.