The main feature of the new program is a new partner portal, which is integrated with Salesforce and provides much quicker access to materials and response times from ViewSonic than was the case in the past.
Two versions of the new AI and machine learning-heavy servers for edge environments were announced, a balanced commercial version and a more rugged military spec version, but different versions for more specific use cases are likely going forward.
Cloud distributor Sherweb has announced another new vendor partnership which will make a third-party solution available through Sherweb to their MSP partners. It is LogMeIn’s LastPass password management solution, which offers both single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.
Datto unveils a virtual version of their data protection software that is easier for partners to use, and with the Azure cloud version now in beta, expect to soon have the virtual and cloud deployment options together with their hardware, all manageable through the same pane of glass.
Citrix’s recent introduction of Elite Force Academy, designed to impart ongoing solution selling skills, is part of the company’s strategy to modernize partner skillsets for Citrix Workspace and the cloud.
Arctic Wolf has grown its outsourced security business to about 600 partners, managed as a single group, but with the increase in numbers, and a plan to recruit more, selectively, they are now tiering their program for the first time.
One additional change is that to satisfy data residency requirements in certain markets, Avaya Cloud Office customer data is now stored in-country by default, in select markets, which include Canada and the U.S.
Commvault’s Metallic SaaS offering has not yet been available to MSP partners, but it will be coming to both sets of MSP partners ‘soon,’ and the company believes it will be highly attractive to both large and small MSPs.
The purchase by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners won’t affect ExtraHop’s status as a standalone company, but it will mean more R&D money to expand into natural adjacencies, and more opportunities for channel partners.
Infoblox 3.0 is a vision and a strategy, not a new product set, but it’s an important vision and strategy, which provides an integrated cloud-native management console for their on-prem and cloud products alike.
The opening keynote from Ivanti’s senior executives focused on Ivanti Neurons, which was introduced last summer, and which they see as central to addressing both remote working issues and facilitating Ivanti’s converged solutions strategy.
The changes, which are focused on the Prisma Cloud’s Cloud Security Posture Management module, primarily deal with long-standing issues that the industry has not addressed well because they are difficult.
ServiceMax introduced ServiceMax Asset 360 for Salesforce last year, complementing their long-standing field service management platform, to build on the strong momentum the new platform is showing. Now they have introduced a new partner program to support it.