Hortonworks Readies New Partner ProgramBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Hortonworks' news, this week's briefs cover Illusive Networks' new channel strategy, Lookout's deal with Ingram Micro, and more.
Ingram Micro Expands Availability of IBM Cloud
Ingram Micro expanded the availability of IBM Cloud to five additional Cloud Marketplaces around the globe. IBM Cloud is now available through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, with plans to extend the offering into additional markets soon. The marketplace allows channel partners to purchase, configure, provision and manage cloud technologies.
WOW Business Signs Deal With X4 Solutions
WOW Business, a communications and cloud service provider, signed a channel partnership agreement with X4 Solutions, a national telecom master agency. The new agreement extends the market opportunities for WOW Business in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States, and provides X4 with tailored Internet, voice, data and cloud services for its customers. Datalink Achieves Cisco Master Designation
Datalink has achieved the Cisco Master Service Provider designation with the introduction of its Cisco Powered infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and Cisco-Powered Disaster Recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offerings. This certification by Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) recognizes Datalink as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and/or managed services. The partnership also includes financial incentives and go-to-market incentives. Cisco also will sell Datalink's cloud services that are Cisco-Powered through its own sales channels.
Arbor Networks Expands WestconGroup Agreement to Europe
Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, expanded its distribution agreement with WestconGroup into the European market. The global value-added distributor previously had an agreement with Arbor to sell its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) solutions in Latin America and the Middle East. Arbor is leveraging WestconGroup's incubation program, which takes a programmatic approach to geographic expansion.
InFront Consulting Forges Partnership With HEAT Software
InFront Consulting joined the HEAT Software partner program as a global reseller partner. The new partnership gives the global IT consulting organization access to HEAT''s service management and unified endpoint management (UEM) software solutions. InFront specializes in Microsoft System Center technologies.
Pivot3 Achieves Cisco Compatibility Certification
The vSTAC OS software from Pivot3, a provider of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, has achieved Cisco compatibility certification with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Pivot3 can work with Cisco to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers.
nGenx Names New Director of Strategic Accounts
nGenx, a cloud services provider of hosted workspaces, named Toby vanRoojen as director of strategic accounts. His role includes supporting nGenx MSPs to build and deliver workspace-as-a-service offerings. Support includes training, content and guidance to select accounts to help drive further adoption of nFinity nWorkspace.