Channel Partner Program Roundup: ElasticHosts, HP, HID Global
Howdy, channel pardner, and thanks for joining us for this week’s Channel Partner Program Roundup, our weekly collection of partner program nuggets. This week we’ve got news from ElasticHosts (think cloud), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and HID Global, so let’s get to it.
ElasticHosts: The cloud server provider has unveiled a white-label program that enables partners rebrand the ElasticHosts cloud portfolio and immediately offer cloud hosting to their customers in a flexible, pay-as-you-go model.
Customers of the ElasticHosts white-label program have self-service access to a rebranded version of the ElasticHosts control panel, where they can manage their own cloud servers including scaling CPU and RAM up or down depending on requirements.
ElasticHosts has five data centers in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. As soon as customers sign up, the reseller receives 30 percent of recurring revenues, and the cloud platform itself bills end customers automatically before distributing these funds to the reseller.
Hewlett-Packard: HP has launched the ExpertOne Fast Track for HP Storage Certification Program, which enables eligible EMC and NetApp certification holders to achieve HP Storage certification in half the time of new candidates.
With an HP Converged Storage solution skillset, ExpertOne-certified partners are equipped to transform legacy data centers and manage new architectures supporting cloud computing, virtualization and exponential data growth, according to the company.
This certification also accelerates a partners’ path to realizing top and bottom-line growth through HP Storage Specialization under the HP PartnerONE program, the company noted.
HID Global: The secure identity solutions vendor has entered into an agreement with Lenel Systems International, provider of enterprise software, integrated systems and access control systems, to allow Lenel to resell HID Global’s EasyLobby secure visitor management (SVM) software as part of a comprehensive solution that is integrated with its Lenel OnGuard advanced access control application.
EasyLobby SVM integration with the Lenel OnGuard access control system enables OnGuard end users to grant different levels of access to visitors, contractors and employees from the EasyLobby SVM visitor station. When a visitor or contractor is badged using SVM, the information is automatically passed from the SVM database to the OnGuard system, and the prox card or barcode is activated in real-time. When the visitor checks out of EasyLobby, the OnGuard system is immediately notified and the card is deactivated.
The integration between the EasyLobby SVM and OnGuard application gives customers more flexibility to quickly and easily grant proximity card or barcode access to visitors or contractors that require it, without lobby attendants needing to interface with the access system, according to the two companies.
And that’s this week’s Channel Partner Program Roundup. Be sure to check in next week for more of what’s happening in the channel partner space. Until then, hit the trail.