Nimboxx Inks Distribution Deal With Ingram MicroBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to the Ingram Micro/Nimboxx deal, this week's briefs cover the Arrow/Plexxi distribution agreement, Security Mentor's new distributors, and more.
PhoenixNAP Debuts New Backup and Recovery Services
PhoenixNAP, a global IT services provider offering cloud, dedicated server, co-location and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) technology solutions, launched a new series of backup and recovery services. The new services include Cloud Backup for Bare Metal, Cloud Backup Standard and Cloud Backup Advanced. By offering several options, businesses will be able to select the right backup solution for their specific requirements. Each plan includes fast backups, customizable retention options, and storage optimized for backup and recovery operations.
Unitrends Named a Google Cloud Platform Premier Partner
Unitrends is now a Google Cloud Platform Premier Partner. Under this agreement, Unitrends collaborated with Google Cloud Platform to build, integrate and optimize its Unitrends Free virtual backup appliance to support Google Cloud Storage.
The resulting data protection and business continuity software offering, Unitrends Free for Google Cloud Platform, enables customers to automatically copy local VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V backups to Google Cloud Storage, including Google Cloud Storage Nearline, for long-term retention and disaster recovery.
Birch Expands Partner Channel Team
Birch Communications, a nationwide provider of communications, network and cloud services, expanded its focus on its partner channel and created new roles in its partner channel leadership team.
Paul Masters will fill the newly created role of vice president of partner sales and solutions, and will focus on building strategic industry partnerships.
Brad Smith was named the new vice president of national partner development. This role is designed to focus on educating and training partners on the Birch portfolio, with emphasis on developing programs for its advanced solutions.
Zadara Storage, EbizTech Team Up on Cloud Storage Services
Zadara Storage, a provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), and EbizTech, a Korean IT company, announced that Zadara's Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) platform is now being offered as part of EbizTech's portfolio of services. The VPSA solution will be available in the cloud and at customer sites to EbizTech clients in Korea.
Masergy Names Platinum and Gold Partners
Masergy Communications, a global provider in managed networking and cloud services, announced new platinum and gold partners for fiscal 2016 in its Global Partner Program. Masergy provides its channel partners with unified communication-as-a-service (UCaaS) and unified enterprise-security (UES) solutions. The platinum and gold partner status is based on sales performance for fiscal year 2015, ended June 30, 2015.
For the second year, top revenue-generating partners were Avant Communications for overall sales and Bridgepointe Technologies for UCaaS sales. Intelisys earned the top partner slot in UES sales.
The company also announced it is offering partner certification on its UES solutions via a self-paced online training program.