Acronis introduces new Cloud Partner Program

Acronis  has introduced its new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud. An extension of the Acronis Global Partner Program, the Acronis Partner Program for Cloud is uniquely designed to accelerate cloud data protection services revenue with a subscription model for service providers, distributors and cloud resellers. The program provides leading solutions, resources, programs and incentives to help Acronis partners profit from the huge market growth predicted for cloud data protection services, which include backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share. According to IDC, the Data Protection & Disaster Recovery software market will grow to $8.1 billion by 2019.












Hyperconverged launch focuses on Big Data

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has unveiled the next generation Hitachi Hyper Scale-Out Platform (HSP), which now offers native integration with the Pentaho Enterprise Platform to deliver a sophisticated, software-defined, hyper-converged platform for big data deployments. Combining compute, storage and virtualisation capabilities, the HSP 400 series delivers seamless infrastructure to support big data blending, embedded business analytics and simplified data management. 



Supporting high data growth, scale and programmability

New user demands and shifting application requirements impose higher demands on data centre, cloud and storage infrastructure, requiring a transformative new approach that is simpler, more agile, high performance and cost-effective. To help customers grow, consolidate, converge and to adapt to changing business needs, Cisco is announcing new additions and innovations to its Cisco MDS, UCS and Nexus portfolios.





Memblaze EMEA customers to benefit from integrated IT service and support

Memblaze, a Flash memory innovator for the high performance enterprise market, says that its EMEA customers now have access to the same level of service and support as its customers in other regions as part of a new agreement with IT service and support provider Solid Systems Global. According to the agreement Memblaze customers throughout EMEA now have access to support including end-to-end problem and incident management and performance reporting at no additional cost. This includes the provision of advanced replacements in the event of a failure.



HGST Active Archive System certified with Avere 5000 FXT

Western Digital's HGST Active Archive System has been certified with the FXT 5000 Series Edge Filer family from Avere. The combined strength of the HGST Active Archive System and Avere 5000 FXT Edge Filer provides maximum flexibility to enable enterprises to leverage the scalability and economics of cloud architectures, while preserving investments in file storage and applications.