The IoT bundles are designed to give resellers an easy turnkey option, and encourage more of them to get into IoT. Nine bundles, each focused on a specific vendor, are scheduled for launch, with more coming down the road.
There were few – actually no – major Dell EMC new product announcements made around their cloud infrastructure portfolio at VMworld. There were a lot of little ones, however, as well as some overarching messaging about focus and strategy.
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.
CloudJumper has had partners ask for this to reduce the complexity of working with Azure, and large integrators who had not worked with the company before see this as a way to make large Azure deployments more cost-effective.
Pax8 has introduced new Professional Services at partner request, both to perform services for MSPs who lack the necessary skills at a relatively low cost, and also to teach the MSPs how to repeat the service without assistance later.
ITernity has many ISV integrations, and a 100 per cent channel strategy, but its participation in the HPE Complete program to drive business through HPE and their channel is critical to their strategy.
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.
HPE has announced an exciting extension of their Pointnext Services with HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud. Channel partners will have to wait a while to get their hands on the new offering however, since HPE wants to establish a smooth motion for the service itself before opening it up to the channel.
AtScale allows organizations to use their familiar BI tools like Tableau and Excel to process Big Data at extreme speeds. The new cloud marketplace initiative is aimed mainly at departments of enterprises.