Unitrends to Unveil New Channel Program in Q3

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NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Unitrends' news, this week's briefs cover AccelOps' new channel partner program, Avaya's new Collaboration Pod for midsize enterprises, and more.

Docker Launches Ecosystem Technology Partner Program

Docker, the organization behind the open platform for distributed applications with the same name, unveiled its Ecosystem Technology Partner (ETP) program. The initiative recognizes companies that have demonstrated integration with the Docker container virtualization platform.

The first initiative recognizes companies that have integrated their monitoring tools with the Docker Platform via its APIs. These partners include AppDynamics, Datadog, New Relic, Scout, SignalFx and Sysdig.

EVO, Clutch Join Forces on SMB Offering for Merchants

Clutch, a provider of a consumer management platform delivering consumer intelligence and engagement solutions, forged a partnership with EVO Platinum Services Group (EPSG) to offer Clutch's suite of loyalty, gifting and marketing automation to its merchant network. The cloud-based all-in-one SMB solution includes preconfigured campaigns and omni-channel engagement to help small and midsize businesses track and understand customer spend while leveraging the data analytics to better understand their customers and grow their businesses. These automated campaigns are designed to increase purchase frequency, re-engage lapsing customers, enhance average ticket value and generate activity during slow periods, said the company.

OnApp Delivers More Cloud Locations

OnApp has released v4.0 of the OnApp cloud platform, which gives cloud providers a way to offer more locations—37 locations across 25 countries—for application deployment. Using OnApp 4.0, cloud providers can host customer applications anywhere in the OnApp Federation on-demand and on a pay-for-use basis through one control panel.

The OnApp Federation is a global network of OnApp clouds sharing compute and storage infrastructure through a single wholesale marketplace. The company claims it offers more cloud locations than Amazon, Microsoft and Google, combined.

ANPI Earns TIPS Membership

ANPI, a provider of hosted unified communications (UC) solutions, is now an approved vendor with TIPS (The Interlocal Purchasing System), a national purchasing cooperative that gives members access to competitively procured purchasing contracts. TIPS members include governmental agencies, such as public education organizations, higher education entities, and city or county governments.

In addition, the membership gives ANPI Premier Partners an advantage in the market and the sales process by eliminating the request for proposal (RFP) process.