5 Stories We Didn’t Get to Cover, Week Ending Aug. 28
With all the exciting news happening this week, there were some stories that The VAR Guy simply didn't have time to write. Here are some of the stories we would have covered if there were more days in the week (and if we had more hands to type with).
dapulse Locks Down $2.6 Million in Funding – SaaS project management solution provider dapulse recieved $2.6 million in Series A funding this week, as the company continues to expand its customer base. Additional Series A funding will be raised as the company attracts more investors.
"This round A, which the initial $2.6 million is a part of, will help the company continue its fast-paced growth, improve upon its product, enhance integrations and feature sets to better serve its customers," said Roy Man, CEO and founder of dapulse.
Nexenta Teams with Veeam – OpenSDS provider Nexenta has partnered with Veeam Software to offer joint recovery and availability solutions to enterprise customers. The new solution combines Veeam Backup & Replication with NexentaStor and is designed to provide users with backup, recovery and availability services.
“The combination of Veeam’s VM-aware backup and NexentaStor is a nice marriage," said Oscar Wahlberg, senior director of Product Management at Nexenta. "It allows the IT administrators to figure out which VM is associated with which array to simplify management and provide ease of use while ensuring that backups and restores occur with their required SLAs and with the right economics.”
ClearSky Data Launches Global Storage Network – Cloud storage provider ClearSky Data launched its global storage network this week, which allows enterprises to turn their storage infrastructure into a managed service. The network was designed to leverage VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and allows users to set storage policies, add capacity and access system alerts and updates via the cloud.
“Our global storage network will forever change the way IT thinks about storage, so businesses can reduce data center footprints, save money and access their data on-demand for applications running on-premise and in the cloud,” said Ellen Rubin, CEO and co-founder of ClearSky Data.
Cloudera Navigator Added to Cloudera Accelerator Program – Enterprise analytic data management provider Cloudera has added Cloudera Navigator to the Cloudera Accelerator Program. The collaboration is expected to provide the company's partners with a unified foundation for enterprise-wide governance and data management for Hadoop. The addition will also allow Cloudera to deliver compatibility between Hadoop and other enterprise systems for a larger solution provider ecosystem.
“By collaborating closely with a growing ecosystem of technology partners, Cloudera makes sure that customer stakeholders have one consistent, accurate view of the entire data lifecycle, ensuring critical compliance practices are being met,” said Tim Stevens, vice president of Business and Corporate Development at Cloudera.
Impartner Unveils Free Health Check for Partner Portals – SaaS partner relationship management provider Impartner launched a free 11-point Partner Portal Health Check to help resellers evaluate the effectiveness of their current portal. The company will also provide one winning participant with a partner portal redesign worth up to $100,000 through its "Ultimate Partner Portal Makeover" sweepstakes.
"Customers who have implemented a new PRM have seen as much as a 91 percent increase in channel sales because they are providing a frictionless customer experience," said Dave R Taylor, Impartner chief marketing officer. "This health check is designed to give companies a reality check on how far off their Partner Portal is from industry best practices, and learn how to move forward quickly and regain their competitive edge."