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5 Channel Partner Updates: 15 March 2017

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Actually, there are 21 timely updates for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on. Take a look…

21. VMware Workspace Management: VMware has upgraded Workspace ONE, which supports application and access management, unified endpoint management (VMware AirWatch), and virtual application delivery (VMware Horizon). The upgrade is particularly timely on the competitive front, considering rival Citrix Systems essentially is up for sale. Citrix makes Workspace Cloud, which competes against Workspace ONE.

20. Multi-Cloud Management: Console Connect, a provider of global direct connect solutions, now partners with Green House Data, a nationwide data center service provider. The result: Green House Data customers can now leverage the Console platform to extend private network connections to cloud providers, SaaS services and other enterprises from its Seattle colocation facility in the Westin Building Exchange. Additional deployments are planned in the company’s other operating regions.

Matt Mills

Matt Mills

19. IoT & Big Data Management: MapR Technologies has unveiled MapR Edge, a small footprint edition of the MapR Converged Data Platform. The offering can capture, process, and analyze data generated by Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices close to the source. MapR Edge provides secure local processing, quick aggregation of insights on a global basis, the company says. Related: MapR CEO Matt Mills described the company’s partner strategy in this recent podcast with ChannelE2E and CompTIA.

18. HyperGrid Momentum: HyperGrid, a hybrid cloud-as-a-service provider, more than doubled its revenues in 2016, though the company didn’t disclose actual dollar figures. Key moves included the DCHQ acquisition; the launch of its new platform, HyperCloud; and the introduction of a new consumption based business model. 

17. Oracle Partner Win: Mythics, an MSP and IT consulting firm, has won a $293 million enterprise software license agreement (ESLA) with the United States Air Force. Under the terms of the deal, the Air Force will use Mythics License Orchestrator (MLO) as a centralized enterprise portal to manage the Air Force’s portfolio of Oracle products. Mythics is a top Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) member.

Mark Hurd

16. Oracle Earnings: Oracle is expected to announce quarterly earnings later today. Naturally, all eyes are on Oracle’s cloud revenues — which need to grow faster than Oracle’s traditional hardware and software sales decline. Oracle apparently had some targeted layoffs in recent weeks, including cuts to the former Tekelec business, according to one report. We’ll be listening for updates from CEO Mark Hurd…

15. Hackers vs. the Feds: U.S. federal agencies suffered more than 30,000 cyberattack incidents in 2016, and 16 of those attacks were considered “significant,” according to a White House report. The big question: How many attacks went undiscovered? Hmmm…

14. Security Partner Program: LookingGlass CyberSolutions, which specializes in threat intelligence solutions, has launched a new partner portal. It supports automated deal registration and instant co-branded marketing collateral.

13. Ransomware Mitigation: Swimlane, which specializes in automated incident response and security orchestration, now integrates with Trend Micro Deep Discovery. The integration will help customers to identify and respond to targeted attacks and ransomware, the companies claim. 

12. New IoT Security Threat: Trend Micro is reporting a new threat to Linux-based Internet of Things devices that is specifically able to exploit a specific vulnerability in surveillance cameras made by AVTech, according to SC Media. Internet advocates are particularly concerned about IoT security, since sensors and edge devices have been used to launch massive DDoS attacks and other types of activities in recent months. In response, Consumer Reports and other organizations have been working to develop best practices for IoT security.

11. NEC Security Operations Center:  Infosec Corp., a specialized security company owned by NEC Group, has launched Infosec America. As part of the move, Infosec in April will launch a  Security Operations Center (SOC) in Santa Clara, Calif.

But wait. More content awaits you on page 2. Proceed to page two now and sip up the remaining items…

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