Ixia Launches Global Partner ProgramBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Ixia's news, this week's briefs include Xamarin's expanded consulting partner program, Actifio's service provider marketplace, and more.
Ixia Announces New Partner Program
Ixia, a provider of application performance and security resilience solutions, unveiled its new Global Solution Provider Program (GSPP) that aims to enable solution providers to speed the delivery of Ixia solutions to enterprises, service providers and government customers. Providers get access to Ixia's product portfolio, solution consulting, on-site training, demo equipment and other resources.
Ixia addresses all phases of the systems integrator (SI) sales and delivery cycle, from planning and design to delivery and network operation. The assessment solutions help SIs define network readiness to support new and future business applications, while the performance and security test solutions validate results and help fine-tune deployment, the company said. During network operation, the visibility products help maximize application performance, security and ROI in physical and virtual networks.
Xamarin Expands Consulting Partner Program
Xamarin, an enterprise mobility company, launched its Elite Consulting Partner Program, recognizing top partners within the company's ecosystem of more than 350 firms. Elite consulting partners receive benefits, including enablement programs, access to Xamarin executives for roadmap and feedback sessions and joint business planning. Initial Elite launch partners include solutions integrators Avanade, Cognizant, EPAM Systems, Magenic, Mindtree, Orange Business Services, Pariveda Solutions and Sogeti.
Actifio Releases Service Provider Marketplace
Actifio, a copy data virtualization company, launched its Service Provider Marketplace, an online directory offering that gives Actifio partners and customers access to a broad selection of accredited cloud and managed services from service providers around the world. They use Actifio's copy data virtualization technology to deliver enterprise-class data management services across a hybrid cloud infrastructure model.
MSPs are able to offer backup/recovery, business continuity, test data management and IT security services from their own facility or a customer's premises. Channel partners also can use the Actifio Marketplace to add white-label cloud services to their product portfolios.
At launch there are more than 22 providers across North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Actifio-based services can be delivered from dedicated infrastructure and/or the public cloud.
SaaSMAX Announces Online Partner Event
SaaSMAX, a value-add SaaS distributor that matches B2B cloud software vendors with reseller partners, announced its Partner Perspectives November Edition, part of the company's Monthly Live Online Event Series. The SaaSMAX Partner Perspective Series provides the channel with the opportunity to hear from SaaS resellers and partners who are successfully adopting, selling, managing and profiting from SaaS solutions, said the company.
The event will be held Nov. 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. PT /1 p.m. ET. The peer-to-peer discussion topic is "Addressing the Secrets to Successfully Building a SaaS Solution Provider Practice."
New Relic Unveils Partner Program
New Relic, a software analytics company, launched its new Relic Partner program aimed at recruiting, enabling and supporting technology and service providers to advance and engage with software analytics. Partners include digital agencies, systems integrators, cloud platform providers, independent software vendors/managed service providers/resellers, and ecosystem partners. The company offers a new online portal designed to provide partners with tools, enablement and support.