Nimboxx Inks Distribution Deal With Ingram Micro

By Gina Roos
hyperconverged infrastructure

Nimboxx Inks Distribution Deal With Ingram Micro

Nimboxx, a provider of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro. Through the agreement, Nimboxx becomes the first HCI solution provider in Ingram Micro's Advanced Solutions Emerging Vendor Initiative (EVI) Program, which was introduced in 2012. The program is designed to help new and emerging vendors drive success with Ingram Micro and its channel partners, said the company.

The Nimboxx Web-scale hyperconverged devices offers server, storage and networking in a single appliance, delivering 'Private Cloud in a Box' functionality to companies of all sizes. Ingram Micro's Advanced Solutions team will market, sell and support Nimboxx's entire portfolio of HCI and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. The global distributor also will provide Nimboxx with market development expertise and access to Ingram Micro vendor licensing to help support and manage price quoting, pipeline management, order fulfillment and customer support.

Arrow, Plexxi Forge Distribution Agreement

Plexxi, a provider of next-generation networking products, signed a distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics. Under this agreement, Arrow's enterprise computing solutions business will distribute Plexxi's networking products and solutions for scale-out applications, agile data centers and distributed cloud environments. The Plexxi products available to Arrow's resellers include Plexxi Switch and Plexxi Control.

Security Mentor Adds Three New Global Distributors

Security Mentor, a security awareness training provider, has added three global distributors—Cloud Distribution, Interwork Technologies and YouSecure—to its channel partner network. The new value-added distributor partnerships will enable the company to expand its global presence into new territories, and help recruit, train and on-board partners in core targeted growth regions. Security Mentor launched its new global partner program in April that provides distributors, resellers and integrators with sales tools, marketing and educational support services.

Bpm'online Expands North American Partner Channel

Bpm'online, a vendor of cloud-based CRM software for marketing, sales and service automation, has signed three new partners in North America: Woodbury Consulting Partners of Shelton, Conn.; Value Stream Consulting of Saint Joseph, Mo.; and Majente of Toronto. The company's new channel partner program features recurring lifetime commissions, a flexible engagement model and no boundaries to entry, said the company.

NTT America, WTG Forge Agreement

NTT America and WTG, a global distributor of connectivity services, have entered into an agreement that enables WTG agents and VAR partners to sell NTT America's entire suite of domestic and international ICT services, which includes cloud, IP and data center services. Agents and VARs that sign up through WTG can sell all of NTT America's global products and services, including cloud computing, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), hosting, co-location, Ethernet, private line, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and security. NTT America will provide WTG agents and VARs with dedicated pre- and post-sales and engineering support, and residual-based compensation.

Voxox Joins Convey Engage Program

Voxox, a provider of cloud-based communications service, has joined Convey Engage, a program by technology company, Convey Services.

Convey Engage is designed to improve communications between vendors and their master agents by combining its online agent engagement portal with structured agent marketing services to drive Web traffic, engage sales agents, and enhance content distribution and training. Voxox is a member of two programs through Convey Services: Alliance Engage and Vendor Match. 

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.

This article was originally published on 2015-07-29