SD-WAN, security and cloud — oh my!
The traditionally slow July offered up several relevant product and service announcements from channel-leaning companies. CenturyLink rolled out a new SD-WAN service, Level 3 teamed with Amazon and Rackspace announced support for Azure Stack. Those were just a few.
Here you’ll find not only newly announced offerings, but also the products and services available to more partners and some that aren’t available yet to solution providers yet — but will be soon.
Miss last month’s new services roundup? Click here.
CenturyLink rolled out managed software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) packages that will serve hybrid environments. The communications provider says the services will facilitate traffic flow across private MPLS networks and broadband Internet connections. Members of the CenturyLink Alliance Advantage partner program can sell the solution.
Read more about the new offering from CenturyLink.
Get more information on the M5 server generation.
Sungard Availability Services launched a managed service that will help customers more easily move to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The disaster-recovery provider announced “Managed Cloud – Amazon Web Services,” which aims to simplify the cloud-migration process. The company says the managed services use a programmatic strategy to automate the environment and securely configure new accounts.
Read our story on Sungard AS' announcement.
Dell expanded its VDI portfolio with a combined announcement that includes a new Dell EMC hyperconverged appliance, a new Dell Latitude mobile thin client, Wyse management suite, and a new Wyse ThinOS — products that target the vendor’s cloud client-computing channel partners.
Lynn Haber has the scoop on the portfolio enhancement.
Rackspace is partnering with Pivotal to to provide a new enterprise solution called Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native platform that lets businesses build and deploy applications. Rackspace also launched support for businesses migrating workloads to Microsoft Azure Stack.
Kaspersky Lab released a new version of its Endpoint Security Cloud, a multi-tenant console for partners and MSPs overseeing customer cloud infrastructures remotely. The new release includes support for Macs and additional automation and management capabilities.
Read Lorna Garey’s “Channeling Security” column, which also describes the hot water Kaspersky has found itself in lately.
ExtraHop, the provider of real-time IT analytics, released a new Threat ID bundle, which plugs into the ExtraHop platform. The bundle analyzes traffic in the data center to determine how companies are positioned to protect against threat vectors.
Learn more about ExtraHop's new offering.
Arcserve expanded its product portfolio beginning with direct-to-cloud disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and backup as a service (BaaS). The expansion is the result of Arcserve acquiring Zetta, the cloud data protection and disaster-recovery solutions company.
Arcserve’s chief marketing officer spoke to us about the the solutions it gains as a result of the purchase.