We’re back again with the freshest new products and services to hit the market — many of which partners can sell now or will be able to soon.
They run the vast telecom-IT spectrum, from new SIP services to products for the all-flash data center. And they’re from some of the industry’s best-known suppliers — XO Communications, Verizon, Microsoft and CenturyLink, just to name a few. Master agents and distributors – such as Avant, Avnet and Ingram Micro – also are represented here.
New security services? Check. IoT? Check. Storage? Check. Traditional telephony and UC? Check.
Looking for more new products and services? Check out our recap from last month.
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SIPack includes features to deliver “call quality, control, reliability and business continuity,” the company said.
This is where to learn more about XO’s new SIP service.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions launched Virtual Network Services, which it says will help companies move to a virtual infrastructure model.
Calling it the next step in its SDN and NFV strategy, Verizon says partners will deliver the multi-vendor solution as-a-service in three deployment models: cloud-based virtual customer premises equipment (CPE) services, premises-based universal CPE services and hybrid services. The solution is readily available to agents, but Lonker said Verizon is working on making it available to resellers.
Learn all about it here.
Microsoft announced its new business app marketplace – AppSource – on the second day of its Worldwide Partner Conference. Partners can use it not only to help customers find the applications they need, but those who develop their own apps can put them in the marketplace via an “easy onboard process.”
Also, for SMB customers looking for no muss, no fuss IT, they can now get Surface as a Service, a new flexible purchase option that’s part of the new Surface global reseller program.
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Sophos, the network and endpoint security provider, called on partners to take the adoption of encryption to a new level.
The U.K.-based company announced its SafeGuard Encryption 8 solution, designed to protect against security leaks, malware and other cyberattacks. Sophos said a perk of its new offering is that it is “always-on” as it follows files and works across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
Looking for more? Get the full story on SafeGuard Encryption 8 here.
The mobile service features Wi-Fi technology and an analytics platform to gather relevant customer demographic and location data, analytics capabilities to discern business insights, and social engagement and marketing tools for businesses to act on data findings in real-time, according to CenturyLink.
Get the full scoop here.
Distributor Ingram Micro expanded its cloud ecosystem by adding new functionality to the Odin Service Automation platform that the company acquired in December 2015.
Examples of primarily user-driven upgrades in version 7.0 are an enhanced control panel, new payment options, a new way to log in, easier integration with third-party services, and new branding options.
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RCN Business, the voice, data and video provider, launches RCN Managed Security in a partnership with Versa Networks.
The new offering is a cloud-based managed security service designed to enable businesses to efficiently manage information security and monitor network activity. The service is available now to RCN Business customers using the company’s fiber-based services.
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Customers use Acronis Backup Cloud to provide an additional level of data protection for email, calendar and other email Office365 related tools.
This is where to get the full story.
Avnet’s EMC partners can now offer a “viable” IT platform for organizations to make as a foundation for mobility service-delivery programs.
Read the full release here.
Sungard Availability Services launched a cloud-based recovery solution for partners to sell. The company said Sungard AS Cloud-based Recovery for Amazon Web Services will help customers respond to system failures, in addition to regulatory requirements.
The service provides storage replication, automated recovery of protected workloads and off-site storage. Sungard AS said it can now reduce its recovery-time objectives down to two hours. The solution replicates, encrypts, compresses and stores data.
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Brocade first delivered the Gen 6 Fibre Channel in March. The company said the Brocade X6 director family and other technologies that work with will help customers “drive always-on business operations.”
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For businesses of all sizes looking to augment their aging VMware infrastructure, Stratoscale Symphony can be deployed on any x86 server, and provides an Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience in hours, the company said.
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