Avnet First Distributor to Offer HP ConvergedSystem 700

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NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to the Avnet news, this week's briefs cover Ingram Micro's VMware addition to the Promark GSA schedule, TBI's Teligistics deal, and more.

Spectra Logic, Veeam Software Partner on Data Centers

Spectra Logic teamed up with Veeam Software to offer customers and partners an alternative to their backup and data protection needs. Together, the companies will provide an archival storage with backup and recovery service offering that combines Spectra Logic T-Series tape libraries, Spectra nTier Verde disk appliance and the Veeam Availability Suite v8.

The new offering "supports the 3-2-1 Backup Rule by keeping three copies of your data on two types of media and one copy offsite for disaster recovery purposes," said the companies. The offering is designed to help businesses avoid data loss by enabling recovery time and point objectives of less than 15 minutes for all data and applications and facilitating offsite data protection.

PerfectCloud, Orion SAS Ink Distribution Deal 

Orion Software & Services (SAS), a cyber-security specialist, formed a partnership with PerfectCloud, a specialist in identity and access management (IAM) and cloud storage security software, to offer a complete security suite.

Under the distribution agreement, Orion SAS will resell PerfectCloud's offerings to its customer base in the United Kingdom. Offerings include PerfectCloud's SmartSignin, which helps businesses of all sizes manage their online identities and log in automatically to multiple services, and SmartCryptor, which provides users with an extra layer of strong encryption to prepare files for secure cloud storage. As part of the launch in the U.K., the first 50 registrations for PerfectCloud's services via Orion SAS will receive a three-month free trial for the software.

Easy Solutions Signs Global Reseller Agreement With A3Sec

Security vendor Easy Solutions has signed a reseller agreement with A3Sec, a provider of security products and services in Europe and Latin America. As part of the agreement, A3Sec is authorized to resell the entire Easy Solutions' Total Fraud Protection platform, including the DetectID, DetectTA, Detect Safe Browsing and Detect Monitoring Service anti-fraud offerings.

SageNet Earns Fortinet Platinum MSSP Status

SageNet, a provider of cloud-based and CPE-based multifunction firewall offerings, has achieved the Platinum Status as a Fortinet managed security service provider (MSSP) by demonstrating proficiency in network security and completing stringent Platinum-level certification, training and audit requirements, according to SageNet. Fortinet is a worldwide provider of network security appliances.

Continuity Software Launches Infrastructure Mania Contest

Continuity Software has launched its Infrastructure Mania contest for IT professionals. The contest tests an IT professional's ability via a data center infrastructure diagram to find the (at least) 21 misconfigurations and best practices violations that would put service availability and disaster recoverability at risk.  The IT professional that correctly identifies the most risks or violations will be awarded an Apple iPad Air 2. Entry deadline is Dec. 21, 2014.