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.
The expansion of Commvault go-to-market abilities with HPE comes on the heels of the expansion of theirInfinidat technology integration into a go-to-market relationship, and last year’s similar agreement with Cisco.
HPE formally announces its project to extend HPE Synergy to the full hybrid IT environment, which is still known by its internal code name, and which is still in the tech preview stage, but should reach beta in the fall. The company hopes it will be ready to sell by December.
The Hedvig software-defined technology collapses disparate tiers of storage and unifies block, file, and object interfaces in a single platform, providing HPE and its partners with a capability not otherwise available to them through HPE.
The exclusive deal with ClearCenter provides a Linux platform that provides server, networking and gateway functionality, and combined with the HPE ProLiant MicroServer, provides a low-cost offering for small businesses and SOHOs.
The company has announced more details about its composable data fabric strategy, made possible by extending its StoreVirtual technology across all its form factors, to serve as the basis of its strategy for making software-defined ubiquitous in the date centre.
For partners, the most interesting thing here may be the Small Business Marketplace e-commerce platform, an explicitly channel-focused online site, rather than a direct-to-customer site that competes with partners. It’s in pilot now in the U.S., but when it will be in Canada is not yet clear.