Extreme Networks believes that the addition of AI and simplicity to the edge, the unification of campus and distributed architectures, and the choice that customers now have between an appliance and as-a-service, will make it easier for partners to have conversations with customers about business problems rather than networking challenges.
The model that Pure Storage outlined as their path forward is not a net-new, as it is built on technology like last year’s FlashBlade//X and Gartner’s Shared Accelerated Storage category. It is, however, a differentiated strategy within the industry, that Pure believes will drive it to great heights.
Two of the new certifications, which also add a new Master level to the Dell EMC Proven Professional program, are available now, with the others coming in April and June. While partners will be eligible to complete them when they roll out, they will not immediately become part of the company’s partner program.