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NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Tech Data's news, this week's briefs cover the SolarWinds N-able ITSM platform, CompTIA's security assessment tool, and more.
WestconGroup Expands Distribution Agreement With Arbor Networks
WestconGroup expanded its distribution agreement with Arbor Networks to offer its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and advanced-threat protection solutions in Europe. WestconGroup has an existing agreement to carry Arbor's DDoS solutions in Latin America and the Middle East.
The expansion into Europe is part of WestconGroup's strategy to bring emerging, leading technologies to market more quickly as part of its incubation program, which identifies emerging tech vendors and develops global distribution relationships for their products and services.
Apptio Adds Partners
Apptio, a provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software, expanded its Apptio Technology Alliance Program with the addition of several partners. Members of the program include BDNA, BMC, Cherwell, EasyVista, SelectHub, Tableau, Planview and 6fusion.
The program is part of Apptio's broader Partner Community.
In total, Apptio's technology partner ecosystem includes more than two-dozen software vendors, cloud service providers and data companies.
Tribridge Joins NetSuite Solution Provider Program
Tribridge, a technology services firm specializing in business apps and cloud solutions, joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program to meet increased demand for cloud ERP and e-commerce from midmarket customers in the United States.
NetSuite is a provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omni-channel commerce software suites. This is Tribridge's first public cloud ERP offering, expanding its private cloud and on-premise ERP solutions beyond Microsoft Dynamics.
Lenovo, SimpliVity Form Partnership
Lenovo and SimpliVity forged a partnership to deliver enterprise-class hyperconverged infrastructure solutions based on their joint technologies. The partnership combines SimpliVity's OmniStack data virtualization platform, which will now be available as an integrated solution, with Lenovo System x3650 servers.
The solution will be offered through Arrow Electronics in the North American channel starting in the fourth quarter.
Imation Inks Distribution Deal With Arrow
Imation, a data storage and information security company, entered into a partnership with Arrow Electronics. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute Imation's Nexsan product portfolio in the United States and Canada.
The portfolio includes Nexan Assureon secure storage solutions, Nexsan NST hybrid storage appliances, and Nexsan E-Series high-density, high-performance storage solutions.
iBiz Software Joins Rackspace Partner Network
iBiz Software joined the Rackspace Partner Network, a managed cloud company, as a Gold-level partner. The network allows companies to choose the type of channel partner program that best meets their business needs. iBiz Software will collaborate with Rackspace to install and implement Oracle Commerce, hybris and Magento solutions on its managed cloud environment.
VAR Dynamics Updates Partner Pricing
Vijilan Exceeds Partner Growth Goals
Vijilan Security, which works exclusively with MSPs and IT solution providers to deliver security services for small to midsize businesses (SMBs), has surpassed its first-year objective for signing partners in its first three months of operations in North America. The company now has more than 40 partners.
Vijilan is integrated with ConnectWise to make it easier for partners to do business and plans to add integration for other professional services automation providers.
Nextivity Launches Cel-Fi WAVE
Nextivity launched Cel-Fi WAVE, an end-to-end software solution that connects Cel-Fi smart signal boosters to Nextivity's cloud-hosted services. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) can now monitor and manage Cel-Fi smart signal boosters deployed across their networks.
The new solution also offers resellers and IT administrators advanced installation and monitoring capabilities for improved quality of service and performance.
VAR Dynamics Updates Partner Pricing
VAR Dynamics, a born-in-the-cloud, click-to-provision hosted services company, announced new partner pricing, effective September 1, 2015. The new pricing includes all services comprising the P13 Platform, such as hosted email, collaboration, security, BDR and mobility. Go here for more information on VAR Dynamics' pricing.