5 Stories We Didn’t Get to Write, Week of Dec. 18
With the holidays right on the horizon, The VAR Guy just didn't have time to write every story we came across this week. But don't put us on the naughty list just yet - to make up for it, we've compiled several of the stories we wish we had time to write, but didn't.
With the holidays right on the horizon, The VAR Guy just didn't have time to write every story we came across this week. But don't put us on the naughty list just yet – to make up for it, we've compiled several of the stories we wish we had time to write, but didn't.
Cohesity Names Daniel Warmenhoven to Board of Directors – Hyperconverged secondary storage provider Cohesity has named Daniel Warmenhoven to its board of directors, where he will use his knowledge of the technology industry to help improve the company’s market success.
Warmenhoven is the former executive chairman and CEO of NetApp, and is currently the director of Bechtel Group, Inc. and Palo Alto Networks.
"Cohesity is well positioned to transform traditional secondary storage of silos of backup, development, and file services with a cloud-scale architecture that consolidates data in one platform to be dramatically simpler while enabling powerful integration with public clouds,” he said, in a statement. “I look forward to helping the company grow and thrive for many years to come."
Jeffrey Benck Steps in as Lantronix President, CEO – In other IT leadership news, Jeffrey Benck, the former CEO of Emulex, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Lantronix, an IoT and M2M networking company.
Benck, who has also been named to the company’s board of directors, brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, including an 18-year stint at IBM, according to the announcement.
"Lantronix has innovative technology that is needed by the industry to enable otherwise unconnected machines to communicate with the rest of the world, just as the 'Internet of Things' moves into its broad adoption phase,” said Benck. "I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with a very talented group of Lantronix employees in building upon this foundation and enhancing long-term shareholder value by leading the company in its next phase of growth."
Triumfant, Bay Dynamics Announce Partnership – Triumfant, an enterprise endpoint security provider, has partnered with cyber security analytics provider Bay Dynamics on a strategic integration designed to equip incident response teams with tools and data to help protect critical enterprise assets.
The partnership will allow the companies to integrate Triumfant’s AtomicEye with Bay Dynamic’s Risk Fabric security analytics platform so customers can analyze and remediate cybersecurity threats in real-time, according to the announcement.
“Integrating AtomicEye with Risk Fabric allows incident responders to have a uniform look and feel when incorporating their varied solutions, allowing them to focus on addressing the incident, rather than getting bogged down in deciphering multiple security warnings,” said John Prisco, CEO of Triumfant. “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Bay Dynamics and are excited about the promise this integration has for both companies.”
SecureRF Appoints New COO – Internet of Things security provider SecureRF has named Mike McGregor as chief operating officer, responsible for leading the development of the company’s cryptographic protocols for low-energy embedded devices in consumer, commercial and industrial applications.
McGregor is the former CEO and founder of TopLogic Semiconductors Corporation, and also served as vice president of Semiconductor Engineering at Intelleflex Corp.
“With strong engineering and operations expertise, Mike will further grow and develop our offerings, which address the smallest and fastest security solutions for low-resource platforms,” said Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF.
Evolve IP Added as Latest Partner in Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program – Cloud services solution provider Evolve IP is the latest company to become a member of the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program, the company announced this week. As a member, Evolve IP now offers an integrated suite of Microsoft cloud services that are compatible with its own cloud platform.
Evolve IP will also directly provision, manage and support the Microsoft products and services, the company said in the press release.
“Our market surveys show that customers are very comfortable working in Microsoft products and are not looking to change,” said Scott Kinka, chief technical and product officer and founding partner of Evolve IP. “Accordingly, they need a cloud provider with a unified services strategy who can deliver, manage and integrate them seamlessly along with services like enterprise voice and hosted call centers. Our inclusion in Microsoft’s cloud partner program gives us that capability.”