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ConvergeOne's purchase of 800-person Strategic Products and Services would bring together two solution providers focused heavily on Avaya and Cisco and roughly double ConvergeOne's headcount.
Patrick Piwowarczyk is now head of channel development in the Americas for unified communications specialist Polycom.
Emilio Ghilardi steps down as president of Lenovo's North America Business, AppDynamics launches a new Titan Partner Program, and Kaspersky Lab names Jason Stein as its new head of North American channels.
For the week ending Aug. 4, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.
"Not only do Cisco partners get all the goodness from reselling infrastructure and the services – now they can also provide additional value at the application level," said AppDynamics channel leader Ghazal Asif.
Services implementation training, back end rebates and field channel manager support are just a few gems inside AppDynamics new Titan Partner Program.
"The intuitive network is an intelligent, highly secure platform — powered by intent and informed by context and Viptela's solution is perfectly aligned with that vision," said Cisco Senior Vice President Scott Harrell.
The new program formalizes the startup's channel relationships and gives partners a new way to tap into the work that NetApp and Cisco are doing in the hybrid cloud data protection and management business, the company says.
For the week ending July 21, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
The two networking rivals fire shots at each other after the International Trade Commission refused to lift its previously imposed U.S. import ban of some of Arista's products.
The threats present a significant opportunity for partners to help customers with emerging threat areas, with a managed security and architecture-based approach, says a Cisco executive.
Fast-growing solution provider ConvergeOne has bought Cisco Gold Certified Partner Annese & Associates to boost its public cloud capabilities and gain a physical presence in the Northeast.
These 10 software-defined networking technologies are some of the coolest and most-sought-after SDN products in the market today.
Seagate said that it shipped hard drives to Cisco with the write cache enabled, a situation that might cause a data loss if the server lost power before the data was flushed from the cache.
Cisco issued a field notice that certain drives in several common models in its UCS server line were improperly configured, and told customers how to fix the configuration.
Observable Networks' technology, injected into Stealthwatch, will let businesses more accurately identify insider and external threats and can be activated in public cloud environments, Cisco says.
Matthew Polly, who will also lead alliances and business development, plans to pump up the security vendor's partner program with a new portal and a partner advisory board.
In this week's Channel Beat, DXC Technology buys Tribridge, Symantec plans to acquire threat isolation startup Fireglass, and Cisco executive Wendy Bahr talks to CRN about the company's new Intuitive Network and why it's a 'market disruptor.'
Under the partnership, customers can use Aviatrix's cloud migration technology with Nutanix Calm to make hyper-converged infrastructure part of a hybrid cloud strategy.
Here are 10 scenes from Cisco Live 2017 in Las Vegas last week that will bring back some fond memories for the nearly 28,000 Cisco customers, partners and personnel that attended the event.