Channel News Briefs: Week of Oct. 26

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Learn about Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider Program's new partners, Veeam Cloud Connect's availability in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, and more news.

Synology Unveils New Gold Certificate Program for Premier Partners

Synology America  has expanded its Certificate education program with the launch of its Gold Certificate program for Synology SMB/SME resellers in the U.S. and Canada. Synology Gold Certification is designed as a technical training tool for Synology resellers, and it builds on the NAS fundamentals provided by the previously released Synology Silver Certificate, said the company.

The program provides IT architects, consultants and IT professionals with the basics of how the Synology XS+ series can be used with network technology and application servers to implement an application solution for small to mid-sized businesses. The new certificate program is available to Synology resellers who are members of the Synology Premier Partner Program (SP3), and have already completed the Synology Silver Certificate Program. Gold certified resellers receive exclusive sales leads for local deployments and other on-site opportunities as well as special recognition at the Synology website.

Skybox Adds New Features to Channel Program

Skybox Security, a provider of risk analytics for cyber security, has introduced its Skybox Plus campaign for reseller partners. The Skybox Plus Partner Program makes it easier for partners to offer integrated security management solutions that combine Skybox risk analytics with more than 80 security and network devices used in typical corporate IT networks.

The Skybox products automatically import and analyze data from common security tools such as vulnerability scanners, patch management, next-generation firewalls and intrusion prevention (IPS), as well as security information and event management solutions (SIEM), including vendors such as Cisco, Check Point, McAfee and Palo Alto Networks. Key features of the partner program include online and in-class training, certifications for partners, product materials delivered via a mobile application, and training and sales incentives. 

IntelliCorp Joins HP Marketplace Referral Program

IntelliCorp, a worldwide provider of smart application lifecycle management (ALM) software for SAP applications, has been accepted into HP's Marketplace Referral Program (MRP). IntelliCorp is an HP AllianceONE and HP Gold Business Partner. The integration of IntelliCorp's LiveCompare smart lifecycle management software with HP ALM, specifically HP Quality Center, simplifies manual tasks by automating the identification of the most at-risk SAP components as well as available test assets and gaps. LiveCompare also allows users to prioritize the development of automated regression tests and maintain test asset health across application change cycles, said the company.

Lilien Systems Signs New Reseller Partner Agreements

Lilien Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysorex Global Holdings, has signed reseller partner agreements with Seagate Technology's Cloud Systems and Solutions and Basho Technologies to address the growing market of object storage solutions. The move is aimed at extending the relationships and services for delivering reliable solutions to on-premises or private cloud enterprise customers. Upcoming object storage solutions and professional services resulting from the partnership will target on-premises or private cloud environments for medium to large enterprises.