May’s New Services Roundup



Some telecom and IT powerhouses rolled out new products and services in May.

Among them: Verizon’s software-defined perimeter; CenturyLink’s SAP software-focused solution; new SD-WAN offerings from Masergy and Versa Networks; and a handful of upgrades to various cloud services.

Some of these are new for you, the partner, to sell, while other are tools to help you do your jobs more easily.

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Verizon SDP


Verizon Enterprise Solutions rolled out a Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) offering designed to help businesses identify and block attacks.

The SDP service is a scalable software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that is said to allow secure access to enterprise applications. It works to isolate the communication between the enterprises’ devices and applications, the company said.

Read Verizon’s full announcement about the service.
CenturyLink SAP


CenturyLink launched a new SAP software–focused solution that has enhanced automation. It is a fully managed solution that CenturyLink says helps optimize the workloads of customers that run SAP software.

Get details from CenturyLink’s announcement.
Masergy SD-WAN


Masergy rolled out a managed service for SD-WAN. The company already has an SD-WAN solution, but it said the new offering helps customers meet requirements for price and connectivity.

Read more about Masergy’s SD-WAN strategy.
Digital Technology

Ingram Micro

Distributor Ingram Micro announced a Technology-as-a-Service program that offers new payment options.

The key differentiator between the new ones and the existing one is that a solution can include hardware, software, cloud and a reseller’s own services wrapped together in a payment model.

Learn more about it here.

BroadSoft BroadCloud


BroadSoft officially launched BroadCloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), a “managed cloud infrastructure.” 

BroadSoft says the platform helps IT manage integrations and customizations and cut down on costs.

Learn more about Broadsoft’s PaaS offering.
Versa SD-WAN Diagram

Versa Networks

Versa Networks rolled out several new and expanded software-defined networking capabilities that it says will help partners and their customers address IT complexity 

Versa announced that it is introducing what it calls a "software-defined branch" to its set of SDN capabilities. The Santa Clara, California-based vendor has updated its cloud IP platform to include several new functions: the hosting of third-party virtual network functions; integrated Ethernet and Wi-Fi switching; and embedded LTE.

Learn more from Versa’s Robert McBride.


SingleHop enhanced its business-continuity portfolio by adding two disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) solutions. 

The cloud-based solutions are active and standby DRaaS. The standby version works with the company’s virtual private cloud platform to replicate important applications, and the active version works with Singlehop’s dedicated private cloud platform.

Read SingleHop’s full announcement.
Cloud Migration


ExtraHop launched a set of new professional services. The services include cloud migration, “microsegmentation” and data center migration.

Read the company’s full announcement.
Cloud Management


Kaseya made its Unigma Cloud Management Suite generally available. The company says the solution will solve deficiencies in MSP public cloud management solutions, helping monitor public cloud infrastructure.

Read Kaseya’s full announcement.
Citrix Cloud


Citrix announced various new capabilities within the Citrix Cloud – including software-defined networking and analytics – and a new security framework 

Citrix says the new user experience connects applications and documents of mobile, SaaS, web and Windows using a single sign-on.

Learn about the new Citrix features.
Dell EMC Storage Unit

Dell EMC

Dell EMC announced the 14th generation of PowerEdge servers, the first launch as a combined organization that focuses on the data center with servers, storage and converged infrastructure.

The new product portfolio boasts a secure, scalable compute platform suited to cloud, analytics or the software-defined data center, the company said.

Read Lynn Haber’s recap of some of the offerings Dell EMC rolled out at Dell EMC World.

IGEL Thin Client

IGEL Technology

IGEL, the endpoint management software provider, upgraded the IGEL Universal Desktop-series UD5 and UD6 thin clients, adding support for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

The IGEL Universal Desktop UD5 and UD6 thin clients feature Intel Celeron dual-core and quad-core processors, respectively, and support high-performance graphics capabilities for a rich multimedia experience, the company said.

Read more about the capabilities here.

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