Chad Sakac, Pivotal’s SVP Strategic Alliances, talks with ChannelBuzz about his new role, sorts out the Dell Technologies and Pivotal strategy around PKS, and explains why more of the channel needs to give PKS more attention.
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 IDPA series Dell EMC rolled out last year was aimed at the enterprise, but the DP4400 was specifically built for SMB and midmarket customers, and is being targeted there rather than at ROBO deployments of enterprises.
The announcement of a stock swap that will return Dell Technologies to public trading appears to conflict with everything Michael Dell has said for years about the benefits of being private versus being public. That may not be the case, however.
While many customers are still on the fence about NVMe adoption in its early days, Pure Storage is making it easier for them to buy FlashArray//X now and upgrade later, by making the upgrade path simple, and changing pricing policies to encourage people to buy //X now.
INFINIDAT and Veeam come originally from different segments of the market, but have partnered around an enterprise play, and INFINIDAT is looking to enlist some of Veeam’s top solution providers to increase their own ranks of ‘go-to’ partners.
HYCU strengthens its case to be perceived as a one-stop shop for data protection within Nutanix environments, by adding an integration with VMware VADP that enhances HYCU’s protection of VMware data in those environments.
The JetStream technology, which leverages the VMware IO Filter API, has its roots in a company called FlashSoft, which was acquired by SanDisk, was part of the WD acquisition of SanDisk, and has now been spun out into a focused software company.
StorMagic announced a new strategic relationship around Schneider Electric’s APC products this week, the latest step in a strategy of building out a 100 per cent channel model and strategic partnerships that the company thinks has it poised for even more explosive growth.
Liquidware sells entirely through channel partners, and uses a relatively small value channel because of their enterprise focus. Their solution works in any desktop environment, however, so they are on the lookout for potential new partners at Microsoft events.