Arrow and Partners Showcase IoT, Big DataBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to an IoT and big data demo from Arrow and its partners, this week's briefs cover SolarWinds N-able's MSP services, Ariba's partner program and more.
Arrow, Wireless Glue Networks, OSIsoft Give IoT, Big Data Demo
At Dell World this week, Arrow Electronics, Wireless Glue Networks and OSIsoft showed off a visualization of data streamed live from Arrow's Phoenix facility.
Dell's new Edge Gateway 5000 Series, running Linux Ubuntu OS and Wireless Glue's SmartEdge software, streamed data—including real-time energy usage and asset security information—from Arrow's Phoenix facility to OSIsoft's PI System. Arrow's Systems Integration business developed a dashboard using the OSIsoft's PI Coresight tool to make the information accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.
"It's these types of capabilities that will enable pervasive monitoring and utilization of data across industry and the suppliers of those industries to deliver a connected world," Martin Otterson, senior vice president of sales, marketing and industry at OSIsoft, said in a statement.
SolarWinds N-able Adds New MSP Services
SolarWinds N-able, a global provider of remote monitoring and management (RMM) and service automation software, introduced a new remote control access and support platform that allows managed service providers (MSPs) on-demand, secure remote access to their customers' computers. The new cloud-based software, SolarWinds N-able MSP Anywhere, was acquired as part of the company's recent purchase of BeAnywhere.
MSP Anywhere enables instant and on-demand remote support and access to Windows PCs and Macs, as well as iOS and Android-based mobile devices from virtually any device. The console allows users to manage incoming requests and provides greater collaboration among technicians to speed resolution times and deliver real-time customer support. The cloud service is sold on a per month/concurrent technician subscription basis.
Ariba Enhances Partner Program
Ariba, a SAP Company, enhanced its partner program, now offering a simpler engagement model that increases collaboration in the sales cycle and solution deployment. New enhancements to the Ariba Partner Program include a streamlined framework for engaging service providers that supports new business models. Partners also have access to open APIs and the SAP HANA Cloud Platform to build industry and customer-specific extensions for the Ariba Network and the company's cloud-based source-to-settle solutions.
Comodo Incorporates Acronis Backup Cloud
Acronis, a global provider of data protection, entered into an agreement with Comodo, a global developer of cyber-security solutions, to incorporate Acronis Backup Cloud into the Comodo ONE managed services platform. MSPs who are interested in the Acronis Backup Cloud offering will be able to access the technology directly from the Comodo ONE app store, enabling them to bring new secure data protection services to market.
Acronis Backup Cloud is a key part of the Acronis Cloud solutions portfolio, offering a hybrid cloud backup and recovery service that enables service providers to provide a turnkey solution. For the Comodo ONE managed services platform integration, Acronis will host and provide storage for global services provided through the Comodo platform.
Comodo ONE is an integrated platform that offers patch management, remote monitoring and management, and service desk, free of charge to small businesses, large enterprises and MSPs. The platform recently added device management and an application store.
Tel-Networks USA Adds Insider Threat Solution
Raytheon|Websense announced that managed services provider Tel-Networks USA added the SureView Insider Threat solution to its portfolio of information technology infrastructure solutions. The MSP specializes in providing organizations with full lifecycle services in unified communications both on premise and hosted, virtualization, network server and data center design, and private cloud hosted solutions.