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NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to CompTIA's MSP guide, this week's briefs cover the Lenovo and Zenoss alliance, OnApp's Web portal for VMware-based  clouds and more.

Red Commerce Joins SAP Partner Programs

Red Commerce, a global solutions provider, has become an SAP services partner in the SAP PartnerEdge Program in the United States and has joined the SAP Consulting Partner Program for North America. Red also is authorized to offer services in support of cloud solutions from SAP, including those from SAP companies Ariba and SuccessFactors, as well as the SAP HANA in-memory database management platform.

As an SAP services partner, Red has access to a broad range of software tools and solutions, resources, services and benefits to help them build a partnership with SAP. As a SAP consulting partner, Red said it will collaborate with the company to further accelerate time-to-value on the implementations of SAP solutions, and provide experts on projects led by SAP's professional services organization.

Continuity Software Attains Oracle Gold Level Partner

Continuity Software, a provider of service availability risk management solutions, has achieved Gold Partner status in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Gold-level partnership recognizes Continuity for its Oracle-related knowledge in delivering solutions that mitigate downtime and data-loss risks across the entire enterprise IT environment, and for addressing the challenges of joint customers.

As a Gold-level partner, Continuity Software can start developing specializations that will help the company grow its business, increase expertise, reach higher levels of customer retention and create differentiation in the marketplace. The company also now has access to Oracle account representatives and My Oracle Support updates for all products. Continuity Software also becomes eligible to resell all Oracle Technology products and can apply to resell Oracle Applications and Industry Solutions.

ObserveIT Expands Global Partner Program

ObserveIT, a provider of user activity monitoring, has expanded its RAMP partner program.

The new partner program increases marketing support, financial incentives and training for global partners. The multi-tiered program supports a variety of partner types, including value-added resellers, technology partners, alliances and service providers.

New program benefits include discounts, free training and certifications. Enhanced marketing support includes lead sharing, specialized collateral and co-marketing funds. The company also added a "JumpStart" incentive that provides a guaranteed 30 percent margin on new business registered with ObserveIT.

CounterTack Teams Up With Clone Systems

CounterTack, a big data endpoint detection and response specialist, has announced a partnership with Clone Systems, a network security provider. As part of the partnership, Clone Systems will support the CounterTack CyberPath Partner Program, which is CounterTack's ecosystem of managed security service providers (MSSPs), channel, solution and technology partners built around CounterTack Sentinel, an enterprise platform for endpoint threat detection and response. The program enables MSSPs to deliver an advanced threat protection service to their customers to help enterprises regain endpoint control across an off-site, managed deployment.