As it launches its VMware on AWS infrastructure offering Australia, VMware sets a target Canadian launch for the first quarter of 2019, and the Canadian team says the timing is ideal for market maturity and demand.
While TriNimbus disappears as a separate entity, it retains legal ownership of the relationship with Canadian clients for privacy law compliance, and Canadian customers will also have access to new offerings, such as around IoT, where TriNimbus was more limited before.
Druva bought CloudRanger to respond to customer requests to be able to better handle cloud workloads on AWS, and executed the integration quickly because both companies were cloud-native with identical vertical stacks.
At their Google Cloud Next 2018 event, in addition to their new platform, Google announced GKE On-Prem, a version of Google’s Google Kubernetes Engine for container management. They also announced Istio 1.0 is now available for production deployments, and the first service for it.
The San-Francisco-based company with a strong Canadian connection has been moving beyond their direct model as they expand, introducing a channel program earlier this year, and now making themselves available for sale to AWS customers on that marketplace.
MVISION Endpoint layers McAfee endpoint protection over Windows Defender, using the latter to manage endpoint defense through ePO, while MVISION Mobile consolidates mobile device security into one console.
The IDPA series Dell EMC rolled out last year was aimed at the enterprise, but the DP4400 was specifically built for SMB and midmarket customers, and is being targeted there rather than at ROBO deployments of enterprises.
NetApp’s cloud business is still fairly small, but their offerings will roll out in force this year, and NetApp wants customers to lead with them – a strategic decision that would have seemed bizarre not long ago, but is now central to the new NetApp.
N2WS makes a sexy announcement expanding NoSQL support around Amazon DynamoDB, a solid announcement expanding support for Amazon Aurora databases, and a RESTful API announcement that will be of particular interest to channel partners.
Insights for infrastructure is aimed at the sub-$500 million segment, and while not an exclusive channel play, the channel will be an important part of the go-to-market strategy. It will also be available to MSPs, albeit in the single-tenant version that is standard for Splunk.
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.
DataStax, which was the driver in building Apache Cassandra, makes major changes to the platform for the first time in their commercial product, to make it more enterprise-friendly by dramatically upgrading performance and removing manual work.