Aruba’s other big announcement on the first day of their Aruba Atmosphere event is the enhancement of their high-end APs with indoor location services through the introduction of GPS-based coordinates.
While the partnership provides very specific benefits to both companies, it also will assist their channel partners, many of whom have already been integrating the two sets of technologies in the field to leverage their benefits.
Prosimo, which delivers autonomous multi-cloud networking to customers at several different stages of their multi-cloud journey, has hired Timo Prietto as their channel leader, and unveiled a channel program designed to attract and support partners with cutting-edge cloud capabilities.
Going forward, Mitel will focus on the PBX and collaboration offerings that built up their business, and rebuilt their UCaaS initiative around their new partnership with RingCentral, following an effort to break into the UCaaS market that was gutted by the pandemic’s impact.
Illumio CloudSecure brings agentless visibility and cloud-native control capability to cloud environments, and in conjunction with the Illumio Core platform, provides full visibility in management in hybrid environments as well.
The Aruba CX 10000 Series Switch creates a new product category that protects east-west traffic in the data centre, brings new economies of scale, performance and price, and won’t compete directly with partners’ existing firewall business.
In addition to their core product and service announcements around cross-cloud services and app modernization, VMware has introduced a large number of security enhancements, that leverage their strength in virtual networking to make the new and existing product more secure.
The new Prisma SASE combines Prisma Access’ security capabilities and Prisma SD-WAN into a converged service that provides Zero Trust Network Access, Cloud Secure Web Gateway, CASB, Firewall as a Service and SD-WAN into a single solution managed with a unified dashboard.
The companies see this combination of enterprise grade support for both corporate and personal accounts in the same device as a first in the market, fulfilling a need that has grown significantly during the pandemic.
Cradlepoint’s new high end wireless router enters the market at a time when Cradlepoint continues to bolster its strength in Canada, and when the 5G market here is strengthening, with a very strong spectrum auction taking place a month ago.
Tigera has been selling commercial products using the Calico Open Source it developed for about two years, but within the last six months, increased channel interest has led them to develop that channel, now supported by a partner program.