Lenovo’s ThinkSystem servers have long been certified on SAP HANA, but this is the first certification of their ThinkAgile HCI line with Nutanix, which they see as both a strong validation that HCI is ready for the enterprise, and a great market opportunity.
HYCU was created to develop and sell a custom-built backup solution for Nutanix, and this new program is designed to parallel the go-to-market strategy for the upper SMB and midmarket that Nutanix launched with their Velocity program in June.
Lenovo and Scale Computing have been working together for some time, but have now formally announced both a strategic partnership and a joint solution designed for the edge and suitable for organizations with many locations in highly distributed environments.
IGEL will be demonstrating their software-defined endpoint computing solutions around two events this week, at the Open Source Summit in Vancouver, and right next to VMworld in Las Vegas, with the latter being something of a guerilla operation.
JetStream leverages their expertise in IO Filters to accelerate data, and following the launch of performance and live migration solutions earlier this year, they are adding a DRaaS offering that they think will be a particularly good fit for the channel.
Pulse Secure is seeing strong momentum in its virtual ADC business this year, with the growth of cloud applications, and is looking to both cloud-focused partners and their traditional partners broadening out their business to continue the trend.
The rise of ransomware has made tape, which is offline and can’t be directly hit by ransomware, more attractive. The new Quantum converged tape appliance, a first of the kind in the industry, helps make Veeam more friendly to tape environments.
HYCU brought a rudimentary channel program with them when they spun out of Comtrade Software earlier this year, but now they have essentially remade it, making changes to strongly align with what Nutanix is doing, and adding the kind of features channel partners expect.
The HPE SimplVity 2600, which is the first SimpliVity that is entirely software-optimized, is being pitched at the VDI market to start, but the company thinks its flexibility will eventually take it beyond that.
The new program is basically a change in the pricing structure that moves software costs into a subscription-based OpEx model, which Scale partners with an MSP practice can use to increase their profitability.
While IGEL introduced a splashy higher-end AMD powered device earlier this year, which has been selling well since its inception, the less expensive UD3 is the bedrock of IGEL’s business, accounting for three-fifths of their sales.
Liquidware also thinks that the capability to save directly to the AWS, Microsoft and Google object storage clouds, which is a first in this space, will also appeal to customers with a hybrid desktop computing strategy, who are not yet ready for a full move to DaaS.