Unlike two recently announced Dell VDI appliances, this one is aimed at the smaller market, and attractively priced for it, although by design it has very limited scalability beyond the 350 seat point.
Available as a physical or virtual appliance, the new offering is designed to provide reliability at reasonable cost to server-less remote locations which are about as helpless as Chromebooks if network access is lost.
In addition to putting more investment into their alliances strategy and their channel, Veeam is encouraging traditional partners to take advantage of the Veeam Availability Suite’s new cloud capabilities.
StorMagic is looking to re-engage with the channel and build up a strong channel business for its sophisticated solution aimed and priced for SMBs and ROBO environments, which will include more strong Canadian partners.
In a wide-ranging discussion of where Citrix is headed in the Canadian market, their country manager also identifies key issues with competition, mobility, storage, and the impact of recent announced changes to the partner program.
ViewSonic and Calgary-based Userful announced last month that they would bundle Userful’s software and ViewSonic’s hardware into a VDI bundle, and now the first solution from this partnership has been announced.
Dell’s NFV platform is targeted at the carrier market, giving Dell its first solid solution for this high-end space. It brings software-defined networking and compute infrastructure virtualization, which started in the enterprise and midmarket, into the carrier space.
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.