5 Stories We Didn’t Get to Write, Week Ending August 14
Another busy week of shaking hands and talking to vendors means The VAR Guy inevitably didn't get a chance to cover all the stories piling up in his inbox. Here are some of the top stories we wish we had time to write for the week ending August 14.
Ciena Acquires Cyan- Network specialist Ciena has acquired software-defined networking solutions provider Cyan to expand the company's efforts to deliver on-demand virtual network solutions and services to its customers.
Beginning immediately, Ciena will combined the software activities of both companies under a single brand, under its new Blue Planet division, according to the announcement. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Atmel Introduces IoT Cloud Ecosystem Partner Program- Microcontroller and touch solutions vendor Atmel unveiled its Internet of Things Cloud Ecosystem Partner Program this week, which will allow developers using the company's solutions to gain access to its cloud partner ecosystem for services including device management, data analytics and visualization.
“Launching this highly anticipated IoT ecosystem partner program, we are now one of the few suppliers that delivers solutions from the edge node to the cloud, along with full software support," said Reza Kazerounian, senior vice president and general manager of Atmel's Microcontroller Business Unit.
Check Point Software Unveils Mobile Threat Protection- Security vendor Check Point Software Technologies recently launched Check Point Mobile Threat Protection, a security solution specifically aimed at mobile users. The solution is expected to provide iOS and Android users with real-time threat intelligence and visibility into their infrastructures via a cloud-based dashboard, according to the announcement.
Kaseya Announces New Head of Customer Success Program- IT management software provider Kaseya has appointed Alex Cuevas as Chief Customer Officer, responsible for leading the company's customer success program. Cuevas will lead Kaseya's customer success managers and work to expand the number of onboarding specialists as the company develops its worldwide customer growth initiatives.
Nutanix and Citrix Team on App and Desktop Virtualization Solutions- Citrix is now supporting Nutanix' Acropolis solution as both companies look to reduce the cost and infrastructure complexity of deploying new app and desktop virtualization environments, according to a recent announcement.
"With Nutanix, we are providing additional infrastructure options for deploying XenApp and XenDesktop that will help accelerate customer time to value, and drive even greater efficiencies and success with app and desktop virtualization projects,” said Bill Burley, vice president and general manager, Windows App Delivery at Citrix.