Dell kicks off its security event in Orlando, impressing upon SonicWALL partners, some of whom still have concerns about Dell as a vendor, that Dell’s channel commitment is 100% genuine and will continue to improve.
The company is announcing its first all-flash offering, the NX-9000 appliance. It is also announcing Metro Availability, a new capability which allows a customer to deliver synchronous data replication to two data centres.
These are ESET’s flagship consumer products, but they are also sold by the channel, typically as an add-on in a commercial sale. They also preview the new features coming in the next commercial refresh.
At this week’s Dell Canada Partner Summit 2014 in Toronto, Dell execs reiterated their channel commitment, asked for partner help in better defining their needs, and asked them to do even more business to help Dell make its targets.
The joint offering with EMC, available through EMC and its channel, is designed to provide a secure Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service offering that is less expensive and less complex to deploy than existing DR solutions.
R8 sees the release of a new generation of the AuthAnvil product acquired with B.C.’s Scorpion Software, in which the Single Sign On, Two-Factor Authentication and Password Server have all been updated with new capabilities.
While both Lenovo and IBM used some different distributors, under Lenovo all distributors formerly used by both companies will remain, and each distributor will be able to sell any server Lenovo sells. All partners will also be able to sell all Lenovo servers.
HP also announced a new HP ProLiant Moonshot ARM-64 Developer Program, which includes a production-ready platform that lets software developers develop, test and port applications to the 64- bit ARM-based server.
While Janam sells mainly MIcrosoft OS, and still sells some Palm systems, the XT1 with Android 4.2 OS represents their first effort in what they are calling a ‘device coexistence’ phase in the commercial market.