The $12 million funding round brings Expeto’s total financing to more than $20 million, which will be used both to expand their innovation and to further develop their Go-to-Market strategy, which has a channel component.
Likely the most intriguing of these announcements is the extension of the NSX platform by delivering multi-cloud networking and security as a service through Project Northstar, which entered Technology Preview.
The significant expansion of the cloud marketplace business has led Cisco to make changes to its support of partners in this area, as they look to do business with the commercial market that learns from their hyperscaler business.
The new SD-WAN capabilities, which are now fully integrated into the cloud, come from Extreme’s acquisition of Ipanema, while the AIOps with Digital Twin capabilities becomes Extreme’s new top of the line cloud management, above Extreme Cloud IQ Co-Pilot.
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.