VMware Enhances Its Partner Network

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NEWS BRIEFS: This week's coverage includes VMware and EMC's partner program plans, CloudMSP's distribution deal with Zynstra, Infinio's partner program and more.

Aria Systems Earns HIPAA Certification

Aria Systems, a provider of an end-to-end active monetization platform for optimizing recurring revenue businesses, has been awarded Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certification after a six-month third-party audit process. The company said it exceeded the levels of administrative, physical and technical safeguards needed to ensure patient privacy and security. 

Aria also has TRUSTe and PCI DSS v.3 certifications. The latest version of the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standard provides a framework for a credit card data security process, including the prevention, detection and response to security incidents.

Passportal, ConnectWise Form Strategic Alliance

Channel-exclusive vendor Passportal, a provider of password management software, plans to announce several strategic alliances this year, starting with an integration with ConnectWise, a developer of service management software designed for IT service providers, VARs, ISVs and MSPs. The integration with ConnectWise PSA is the first of many technology, sales and marketing alliances Passportal has planned for 2015, the companies said.  The integration is expected to simplify password security for ConnectWise partners, and also allows channel partners to simplify and speed up the on-boarding process for customers and reduce duplicative data entry by synchronizing resources and accounts between the two platforms. Service technicians can also use auto-created direct links in ConnectWise that correlate to the passwords for each client in Passportal.

Tech Data Adds Microsoft Device Accessories to U.S. Portfolio

Tech Data signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Microsoft to offer select mobile device accessories to national retailers and solution providers in the United States. Under the agreement, Tech Data will offer Microsoft's accessories, including portable power solutions, wireless charging solutions, audio solutions, connected gadgets, mobile accessories and mobile essentials, such as Bluetooth headsets, chargers and batteries via its Tech Data Mobile Solutions division. Tech Data currently offers the same portfolio of Microsoft products through its Tech Data Mobile division in Europe.

Datapipe Partners With Amazon Web Services

Datapipe, a global provider of managed hybrid IT solutions for the enterprise, is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop tools and resources to help global customers move workloads from their data centers to the AWS Cloud. Datapipe, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), will develop and leverage a suite of services, tools and resources to help enterprise customers run in their new environments faster, and with less overhead and more predictability. These services will be available through a new Global Cloud Center of Excellence run by dedicated hybrid IT and cloud experts from Datapipe and with technical collaboration with AWS.

Cloudnexa, Quick Left Collaborate on AWS Applications

Cloudnexa, a cloud managed services provider, and Quick Left, a provider of software development services and tools, forged a partnership to help customers modernize applications for deployment on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cloudnexa, a Premier Consulting Partner and authorized reseller of AWS, helps clients who are struggling to deploy and manage AWS services on their own.

The partnership with Quick Left allows Cloudnexa's self-service or managed service customers to easily access the resources they need to modernize their applications for deployment in the cloud, the companies said. Customers also have access to a solutions team that includes architects, consultants and operations experts with experience designing, building and monitoring AWS-based applications as well as cloud management from Cloudnexa's vNOC platform.