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NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Tech Data's news, this week's briefs cover Pure Storage's product enhancement and new partner tier, EnGenius' partner program for MSPs, and more.

HeatSync Launches Partner Program

HeatSync, a small business competitive intelligence service, launched its new Partner Program for Web hosting companies. The program will enable Web hosting companies to generate additional revenue while also delivering more value in the form of data analytics to their customers, the companies said.

Hosting companies that sign up for the HeatSync Partner Program can earn more than $75.00 per new customer. LunarPages, CoolHandle, Pacific Host and other hosting companies have already joined the program.

ADARA, Skyline Sign VAR Agreement

ADARA Networks, a software-defined networking (SDN) specialist, and Skyline Advanced Technology Services, a provider of networking training, professional services and hardware sales for Cisco products, announced a channel and training partnership.

Under the agreement, Skyline will resell and implement ADARA's line of advanced SDN solutions, including ADARA cloud fabric, SDN controller, OpenFlow-enabled switches and SDN WAN Virtualization, Acceleration and Optimization. The agreement also gives Skyline the opportunity to develop its first open SDN training program, the company said.

RealServe IT Joins Avecto Partner Community

Avecto, an endpoint security software company, is increasing its global reach with the addition of RealServe IT as a Premier Partner. RealServe IT, which operates in markets across Europe and North America, specializes in cyber-security, cloud applications, application performance and desktop security.

The relationship "puts RealServe IT in a prime position to sell Avecto's Defendpoint software," said Avecto. Defendpoint is an endpoint solution that combines privilege management, application control and sandboxing.

SkySecure Adds Carahsoft to Partner Program

Carahsoft Technology, a government IT solutions provider, joined Skyport Systems' partner program, enabling the company to deliver hyper-secured infrastructure to the government and public sector.

The partnership will help government agencies implement trusted computing and policy enforcement at the application edge to protect critical applications at federal, state and local agencies. The SkySecure System is available immediately via Carahsoft's SEWP V schedule.

Novus Named Polycom Silver Partner

Novus, a provider of telecommunications and IP equipment, has been named a silver partner by Polycom under the communications solutions provider's Global Partner Program. This certifies Novus as a leading channel partner for Polycom's desktop phones and collaboration solutions for Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business. The partner program is segmented by four program levels: authorized, silver, gold and platinum.

Pica8 Supports PoE White-Box Switches

Pica8, a one-stop source for white-box networking, claims it is the first to support Edge-Core's Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) 48-port white-box bare-metal switch. The move is designed to help a variety of service provider customers, including telcos, cloud providers and regional ISPs, offer a wider variety and new services to their end customers with a focus on operational expenditure reduction.

"Switches that support PoE are essential for offering on-premise services such as VOIP and WiFi," said the company.

The company aims to continue adding to its portfolio to offer a one-stop shop for the service provider market.

RingCentral Office Solution Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

RingCentral, a cloud business communications provider and a silver-level member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN), announced that its RingCentral Office solution is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. RingCentral's integration with Oracle Sales Cloud enables the merger of cloud communications with cloud CRM to improve business communications and workflow efficiency. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a one-stop shop for Oracle customers looking for business applications and service providers that offer unique business solutions.

Carbonite Updates Email Archiving Solution

Carbonite, a provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), announced the latest release of its email archiving solution MailStore Server. MailStore Server creates 1:1 copies of all emails in a central archive to ensure compliance, data availability and data security.

New capabilities include a fully integrated job scheduler that eliminates the need for third-party scheduling tools, advanced support for Microsoft Office 365 and improved search functionality.  A free 30-day trial version is also available for download.