A new collaboration between Druva and AWS combines data protection and cloud migration abilities in these devices, which back up and restore directly to them, and allow easy petabyte-scale workload transfer to the cloud.
Commvault has had their Activate solution for discovery of data available for a while, but is formally launching it now, as a core component of their simplified four product area portfolio, and says that it will be a strong product for channel partners.
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.
Quest on Demand Migration has been sold since the end of March, but is being officially announced at Microsoft Inspire. All of the deals which have closed in the quarter plus since it has been available have gone through partners.
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.
The JetStream technology, which leverages the VMware IO Filter API, has its roots in a company called FlashSoft, which was acquired by SanDisk, was part of the WD acquisition of SanDisk, and has now been spun out into a focused software company.
Maxta has developed the ability to migrate customers seamlessly from VMware ESXi to Red Hat, using their software, and looking to appeal to customers who want to move some of their workloads to a less expensive hypervisor.
ATADATA has always sold through the channel, but it has mainly been on an ad hoc basis. Now they are formalizing things with their first channel program, and are looking to add partners who are a good fit.
Over the last year, NetApp has reshaped its channel strategy extensively, and will soon cap it with a new Hard Deck policy. Unlike a similar named policy of an old competitor, NetApp thinks this one will be highly popular with partners.
The born-in-the-cloud distributor’s new intiatives include a new endpoint solution with Symantec, as that vendor enhances its cloud portfolio. The company also has a unique dual platform strategy to help redefine cloud distribution.
SkyKick offers a three-pronged cloud management solution which facilitates migration, backup and management, using a 100 per cent channel model. They recently extended the platform by adding the capacity for partners to offer a white-labelled syndicated version from their own websites.