Two Continents, One VAR Guy
The VAR Guy is packing his passport and his bathing suit. He somehow plans to be in Dublin, Ireland and San Diego the week of September 9 for separate channel events hosted by Cisco Systems and Symantec.
Cisco’s event will attract the company’s top channel managers, and will be held at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. Although The VAR Guy blogs for free, this gig appears to have its perks. But The VAR Guy won’t be able to down too many ales. He somehow has to get to San Diego the same week for Symantec Partner Engage. Watch for Symantec to potentially launch its managed services platform, the Symantec Protection Network, at the event.
The VAR Guy has spoken with several testers of the protection network. They sound impressed. The platform, designed for VARs to offer to SMBs, initially supports managed storage. But you can bet the network will offer a managed security service within the next few months.
The VAR Guy will share more details from San Diego (and Ireland) next week.