AWS Unveils New Partner Competencies

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NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to AWS' news, this week's briefs include Symantec's enhanced partner program, Opentext's revamped global partner program, and more.

Ingram Micro Extends CSP Accelerator Promotion

Ingram Micro extended its "CSP Accelerator" promotion through the end of the year. The promotion provides channel partners with financial incentives, free end-user support and flexible billing options, including a new annual pre-paid option for all Microsoft cloud solution purchases. The promotion offers partners 30 days free of unlimited Microsoft CSP subscriptions purchased through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. These Microsoft cloud solutions include Office 365 and associated add-ons, as well as Enterprise Mobility Suite. The promotion is available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

ClearDATA Launches New Partner Program

ClearDATA, a provider of cloud computing, platform and information security services exclusively for the health care sector, launched its new reseller and referral program. The Excel Partner Program is designed to enhance the scope and speed to market of system integrators, VARs, IT consultants and ISVs that support health care providers, payers and life sciences organizations, the company said. ClearDATA also appointed John Perales as its new channel sales director; he will be responsible for accelerating the adoption of secure, HIPAA-compliant (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant) cloud computing within the health care partner industry.

Array Networks, Promark Ink Distribution Deal

Array Networks, a provider in application delivery networking, entered into a distribution agreement with Promark Technology, a value-added distributor (VAD) and wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro. Under the agreement, Promark will offer Array's application delivery networking products and solutions, including load balancing, SSL VPN and WAN optimization, as well as Array's line of next-generation virtualized appliances.

iOffice Adds New Partners

iOffice, a provider of integrated workplace management solutions (IWMS), expanded its channel partner program with three new resellers: Blue Turtle, Epicus Group, and NELSON. The partner program includes resellers, implementation partners and service providers. Other reseller partners include Sodexo Nordics and Swiss Post Solutions, North America.