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Infinidat reinforces commitment to the Channel

Infinidat has achieved significant milestones in an aggressive expansion of its channel partner-centric initiatives. Infinidat has invested heavily in building up its channel partner program to a 5-star rating, increasing partner revenue, margins, co-op/marketing development funding (MDF), and joint events.

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NetApp continues to power Ducati

NetApp extends its collaboration to accelerate Ducati Corse’s digital transformation and deliver fast, reliable access to real-time data from anywhere in the world.

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Infinidat appoints International Sales Leader Richard Bradbury as SVP, EMEA & APJ

Infinidat says that Richard Bradbury has been appointed SVP, EMEA & APJ. Leveraging his extensive experience in storage at Hitachi and EMC, Bradbury will be responsible for accelerating growth and scaling Infinidat’s enterprise business across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and emerging markets. Bradbury reports to Infinidat’s CEO Phil Bullinger, effective immediately.

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Cohesity introduces Disaster Recovery as a Service

Just months after announcing the availability of its backup as a service offering (BaaS), Cohesity has announced the general availability of its next ‘as a service’ offering – disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).

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A pinnacle in performance, density and scale?

Tintri®, a DDN® subsidiary and the leading provider of auto adaptive, workload intelligent platforms, has expanded its line of VMstore™ T7000 NVMe-based systems to include the VMstore T7060 and T7040 platforms. VMstore, the world's most intelligent storage management system, features AI-driven autonomous operations, app-level visibility and real-time and predictive analytics for hands-off operations for nearly all administrative tasks – reducing administrative overhead by as much as 95%.

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Containers excitement

Veritas InfoScale native deployment in Kubernetes environments, including Red Hat OpenShift, will improve high availability, persistent storage and storage optimisation for containerised applications.

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Pure Storage and VMware collaborate

Portworx by Pure Storage delivers scalability, availability, and better security to data rich applications running on VMware Tanzu.

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Storage Made Easy and Cloudian improve storage workflows and collaboration for end users at Asia United Bank (AUB)

The combination of Storage Made Easy’s Enterprise File Fabric and Object Storage from Cloudian helped AUB enhance data accessibility and it is documented in a newly released customer case study.

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Multiple Veeam updates

New features and enhancements include Veeam Backup & Replication v11a, cloud-native capabilities for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, integration with Kasten K10 for Kubernetes, support for Red Hat Virtualization backup, Instant Recovery to Nutanix AHV, Veeam ONE v11a, and Veeam Service Provider Console v6.

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Arrow Electronics expands data resilience portfolio

Global technology provider Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement with Druva, a leader in cloud data protection and management. This strategic collaboration will provide pan-European channel partners access to Druva’s comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading solutions designed to help organizations strengthen data resilience, security and accessibility.

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Cloudian extends Kubernetes-Enabled Object Storage

Cloudian has introduced support for Red Hat OpenShift, providing enterprise-level persistent storage for modern, cloud-native applications on-premises. OpenShift customers will be able to deploy Cloudian’s HyperStore® object storage solution in their own data centers and take advantage of its fully native S3 compatibility, limitless scalability, military-grade security and cloud-like agility at up to 70% less cost than public cloud offerings. In addition, HyperStore provides seamless integration with the public cloud and the ability to support both modern and traditional applications from the same platform.

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Pure expands its vision of the modern data experience

New storage automation and delivery platform and cloud native Database-as-a-Service offering bring infrastructure operations and applications closer together.

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Added Cloud capabilities

Nutanix has added new capabilities to the Nutanix® Cloud Platform that make it easier for customers to simplify data management, and optimise database and big data workload performance for the most critical applications.

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Storage market shows uneven recovery

he EMEA external storage systems market value was up 3.3% year on year in dollars but down 5.5% in euros in 2021Q2, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) EMEA Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker.

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Nasuni introduces Intelligent File Acceleration and Rapid Ransomware Recovery

Nasuni has unveiled Global File Acceleration (GFA), a new cloud service that makes multi-site file synchronisation up to five times faster.

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Videos

Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Expert Opinions

By Gareth Meyer, Chief Operating Officer, Ultima.
By Drew Firment, VP of Enterprise Strategies at Pluralsight.
Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
By Mohammed Rupawalla – Vice President and CTO – Digital & Data, Mphasis.