New Services Roundup: Windstream, AT&T, Tech Data, Sprint, More



A couple of distributors lead the way in our recap of May’s new offerings in the channel.

Pax8 launched a new intelligence tool, and Tech Data increased its integration with Cisco products. Tech Data also announced a new offering in collaboration with IBM Watson.

Infrastructure and storage were two of the hotter technologies to see new products and services launch last month, with Pivot3 announcing new disaster-recovery offerings for public clouds.

AT&T announced a new partnership with Google, which debuted a new service. And Windstream upgraded its Mitel-powered UCaaS.

Scroll through the gallery below to see a baker’s-dozen worth of stories.

Missed last month’s new services roundup? Check out the April edition.

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The Windstream Enterprise UCaaS Mitel Platform has been upgraded, enhancing its value for businesses seeking an enterprise-class UC offering that integrates voice, multimedia, unified messaging, mobility and other services onto a single, unified platform.

The version 4.0 release includes add-on features for free, next-generation MiCollab Desktop Client, and a portal with expanded tool sets for enhanced administration. In 2013, Windstream entered an agreement with Mitel to offer the company’s MiVoice and MiCollab offerings in a fully managed, cloud-based UCaaS, powered by Mitel’s MiCloud for service providers. 

Learn more about Windstream's UCaaS updates.

Masergy unveiled a new managed cloud access security broker (CASB) offering for managing SaaS security risks.

The company extended its unified enterprise security managed detection and response (MDR) platform to include managed CASB. Masergy is partnering with Bitglass for a turnkey offering that includes visibility, threat detection and response, data protection, and identity and access management. The solution will combat "shadow IT."

Get details on Masergy's new solution.
IPtelx CP Expo 2018

AT&T and Google Cloud announced a new partnership that will provide improved collaboration and cloud networking to business customers.

That comes via Google's new Partner Interconnect, which allows business customers to use AT&T NetBond for Cloud to connect to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The new alliance also makes G Suite, Google’s cloud-based productivity suite for business, including Gmail, Docs and Drive, available through AT&T Collaborate, the hosted voice and collaboration offering for businesses of all sizes.

Edward Gately has the full scoop here.

Sprint has a new online IoT marketplace.

The wireless carrier announced its IoT Factory, a digital store with boxed IoT offerings. Sprint has partnered with myDevices and The Goldie Group to launch the marketplace. myDevices delivers the boxed solutions, and The Goldie Group provides telecom services that scale IoT connectivity. Customers and partners can access IoT offerings directly.

Learn more about the marketplace.
Dell EMC

Dell EMC unveiled new storage and server technologies, hyperconverged infrastructure and cloud offerings.

The company said the latest offerings are designed to power what it calls the modern data center, and to help customers achieve their IT, security and workforce transformations. Dell and Dell EMC will provide AI, machine learning and deep-learning capabilities from the desktop to the data center.

Edward Gately was on hand at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas to cover the announcements.
Tech Data

The distributor broadened its Cisco offerings for U.S. partners with expansion of the Tech Data Cisco Partner Enablement Framework, designed to use Tech Data’s Practice Builder methodology.

The latest offer is targeted at new Cisco partners, existing ones interested in building out their practices, and large two-tier partners that want to diversify with technical specialization, vertical expertise or geographic expansion, according to the distributor.

Tech Data also added IBM MaaS360 with Watson, a unified endpoint management (UEM) offering, to its StreamOne Cloud Marketplace.

Lynn Haber has the scoops on the new Cisco and IBM offerings.

Cloud distributor Pax8 launched a new website business-intelligence tool to help managed service providers add cloud applications to their stacks and up-sell to customers.

Pax8 Stax helps MSPs see technology gaps in order to identify areas of opportunity with their existing customers. Pax8 says that Stax lets MSPs add multiple vendor solutions across product categories and gives metrics that show what their customers are buying and what cloud products are missing from their lineups.

Kris Blackmon has the story.
Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi, a Dell business unit and provider of cloud integration software, enhanced its platform with IoT connectivity, integration accelerators and features that help developers quickly create low-code workflow applications.

Boomi’s management tools let developers create, test, update, delete and audit application-integration processes throughout this environment. A run-time engine called Boomi Atom lets IoT data flow to a company’s applications, whether in the cloud or on premises.

Check out Tom Kaneshige's story.

Nutanix updated Beam, its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that delivers multicloud governance so organizations can manage their spending, security and regulatory compliance across nearly any cloud platform.

The company also announced Nutanix Flow, a software-defined networking (SDN) offering for application visibility across multiple clouds, and Nutanix Era, a new set of enterprise platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings to streamline and automate database operations.

Read more about Nutanix.

CloudJumper, which provides workspaces as a service, added streaming app services to its Cloud Workspace Management Suite.

The new functionality extends efficiency and usability by right-sizing resources. It also helps solve application conflicts. The multicloud streaming application platform provides flexible, consistent and reliable application and data delivery for cloud-forward ISVs and application service providers, the vendor said.

Get details on the enhanced CloudJumper offering.

The hyperconverged infrastructure vendor announced workload mobility and disaster recovery to public clouds across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as part of its multiphased hybrid-cloud strategy.

The latest offering allows users to migrate any application workload and data to AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, and then be able to stand that up as a disaster-recovery environment as needed. A partnership between Pivot3 and CloudEndure, a vendor of workload mobility and disaster recovery technology, enabled the offering.

Lynn Haber wrote an article on the subject.

Zerto announced IT Resilience, which converges backup, disaster recovery and cloud mobility solutions into a single platform.

The vendor also unveiled Zerto 7, a glimpse into the vendor’s road map and its vision for backup — an offer that will be available early next year.  Zerto’s new scalable platform targets the continuous business of the cloud.

Lynn Haber covered the announcements, which were made at ZertoCon 2018 in Boston.

StorMagic’s branch edge appliance supporting Citric Workspace Service is now available.

The solution combines Cisco branch routers with UCS E-Series blade servers and Citrix technology. It has been validated as Citrix Ready, part of the Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance Program. The new offer, available globally, is a hybrid-cloud solution that enables a direct connection between Citrix Cloud and any user location to simplify the process of deploying and managing applications, desktops, data and devices needed for edge computing environments. 

Read Lynn Haber's article for more information.

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