Tech Data Continues to Expand Its Cloud ProgramBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Tech Data's expanded cloud portfolio, this week's briefs cover AWS' new partnerships, Ingram Micro's cloud store and more channel news.
Nintex Enhances Its Global Partner Program
Nintex enhanced its Nintex Global Partner Network by introducing differentiated tiers, new self-service training and certifications, and core marketing assets. The company recognizes solution and technology partner models and offers three tiers of partnerships: Premier, Certified and Registered. The company now offers 24/7 self-service training modules to help partners get up-to-speed on Nintex tools as well as core and specialized certifications.
All core content is provided to training providers for free. The new Nintex Partner Portal offers enhanced content and single sign-on to multiple Nintex properties, including key CRM functionality, in addition to a Learning Center and Marketing Center that includes playbooks, how-to guides, campaigns and a new Joint Lead Generation funding request form.
Red Hat Launches Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program
Red Hat launched its new global Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, replacing its existing Certified Cloud Provider program. The new program expands Red Hat's cloud ecosystem to include and better support distributors, managed service providers and other partners that are focused on all aspects of hybrid cloud build-out. To become a Certified Cloud and Service Provider, each provider must meet testing and certification requirements.
Carbonite Extends Free Trial Offer Through Channel Partners
Carbonite, a provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), expanded its free trial program to its global network of distributors, national solutions providers and more than 6,000 channel partners. Carbonite partners can now offer their customers full-feature, no-obligation trials of the Carbonite Server Pro Bundle, which includes both server and workstation backup technology.
Peak 10 Debuts Hosted Private Cloud Service
Peak 10, a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, expanded its cloud service portfolio with the addition of the Peak 10 Hosted Private Cloud. The new addition is an off-premise private cloud that is designed with dedicated compute and storage resources and purpose-built solely for each organization. Self-service tools are available via the Peak 10 customer portal.
Kovarus Offers Cloud Enablement Platform
Systems integrator Kovarus announced an enterprise-ready cloud-enablement platform that is said to deliver a true hybrid cloud solution. The Kovarus Cloud Enablement Platform enables users to select the best public, private or hybrid cloud solution.
The company provides a single solution center, where organizations can test products before purchasing and implementing them. The platform can be evaluated through the Kovarus Proven Solution Center, either in-person or remotely.
Arrow Expands Value Recovery Operation
Arrow Electronics plans to expand its Value Recovery operation in Dallas. The expansion, expected to be completed this fall, will double the facility's capacity to process smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for secure reuse or divestment.