Dell, CloudRunner Deliver MSP Cloud Services PlatformBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to the Dell-CloudRunner partnership, this week's briefs cover Avnet's distribution agreement with Veeam, Vaultize's partner program, and more.
VeriStor Forms Partnership With Pivot3
VeriStor Systems, an advanced IT solutions provider specializing in virtual infrastructure and enterprise private, public and hybrid cloud services and solutions, announced a partnership with Pivot3, a provider of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. The two companies will deliver high-efficiency hyperconverged data center solutions that target virtual desktop infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery applications and general IT workloads. The offering consists of software-defined storage and all-flash appliances that feature Pivot3's patented vSTAC OS using Scalar Erasure Coding global hyper-converged architecture.
Broadsmart Joins Panasonic's SIP Preferred Partner Program
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of business telephone systems, announced that Broadsmart, a telecom service provider of business-class Session Initiation Protocol/Internet Protocol (SIP/IP) trunking, cloud unified communications and data solutions, has joined Panasonic's SIP Preferred partner program.
The alliance will provide a new, complete hosted PBX solution with a focus on the enterprise business market. The partnership leverages Panasonic's SIP phone hardware with communications service and support from Broadsmart to provide cloud-based business phone solutions that are scalable and can accommodate growth. End users receive on-site assistance during installation as well as local support and expertise for ongoing business telephone requirements through Panasonics' network of authorized resellers.
Microsoft Selects Viju as a Global Surface Hub Partner
Viju, a global visual communications and collaboration specialist, entered into a reseller partnership with Microsoft to provide Microsoft's Surface Hub Technology for collaborative workspaces. The company has been selected as a tier 1 elite partner in the Microsoft Surface Hub partner program.
Microsoft Surface Hub is an interactive display technology that leverages Windows 10, Skype for Business, Office, OneNote and Universal Windows apps to deliver a productivity offering optimized for groups. The collaboration devices are available for businesses to pre-order in 24 markets, including the United States.
Broadview Names Sales Exec to Lead Agent Program
Broadview Networks, a nationwide cloud-based provider of communications and IT services, announced that David Dickson, vice president of channel sales for the Western and Central regions, will lead the company's ongoing initiative to expand its agent distribution program. Dickson will work directly with channel partners across the country.
SPS Named Microsoft National Solution Provider
Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a unified communications system integrator and MSP, has been named a Microsoft National Solution Provider (NSP). SPS, which designs, implements and supports solutions across Microsoft products, is one of fewer than 40 Microsoft NSP partners. SPS holds multiple Microsoft Gold competencies and technical certifications, including Gold Cloud Productivity, Gold Communications, Gold Messaging, Silver Cloud Platform, Silver Datacenter and Silver Midmarket Solution Provider.