Barracuda Networks Revamps Its Channel ProgramBy Gina Roos | Print
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Barracuda's channel program, this week's briefs include two announcements apiece from Arrow and Ingram Micro, as well as more news.
Global Managed Security Services Market to Reach $29.9B by 2020
The global managed security services market is expected to reach $29.9 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 15.8 percent from 2014 to 2020, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. The report finds that the market for the cloud-based managed security services (MSS) deployment model will grow faster than the market for remotely monitored customer-premises equipment MSS by 2020. Due to cost constraints, small and midsize businesses lead the adoption of cloud-based MSS. The biggest challenges cited for protecting data include a lack of capital and skilled IT resources needed to manage the data security.
Villa-Tech, Adara Sign Reseller Agreement
Adara Networks, a software-defined networking (SDN) specialist, and Villa-Tech, a VAR and provider of advanced cloud, network and big data services, signed a broader VAR agreement, thanks to a series of customer wins in the cloud market. Villa-Tech has deployed Adara cloud management, controller and switching technologies in several large-scale legacy environments
Panasonic Names Nextiva as an SIP Preferred Partner
Synnex Adds Coho Data to its Storage Portfolio
Polycom Unveils New Global Partner Program
Polycom announced a new global partner program for its collaboration solutions and services that is designed to support and reward the company's top-performing channel partners. The program is designed to help partners advance through the four program levels: Authorized, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Additionally, Polycom is introducing new minimum volume thresholds across all program levels to provide investment protection for top-performing partners. The program also includes joint business planning and new program benchmarks, such as in-house certified presale or technical experts. The new program is in effect in North America and will be rolled out globally throughout 2015 and early 2016.