Nutanix Demonstrates Commitment to Channel in Middle East and Turkey by Successfully Hosting Virtual Partner Xchange 2020

Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), today announced that it has successfully hosted a ‘Virtual Partner Xchange 2020’ conference in mid-April. The webinar with the theme ‘Scale up with Nutanix’ exclusively catered to Nutanix partners across the Middle East and Turkey and was attended by over 330 channel executives from across the region. The two hour programme included partner awards being announced at the end.

Bassam Al Masri, Director of Channel, METI at Nutanix said, “As a result of the COVID-19 virus impact on businesses, we have had to come up with a novel way of connecting with our partners and reinvent our annual partner summit as a virtual event. By sharing our company’s vision and roadmap and providing insights into the latest innovations in our products and partner program, we believe we have set our channel partners up for success this year and beyond. We take this opportunity to congratulate all the partners that won awards, and thank them for their continued commitment to driving growth for our company.”

During the virtual event, executives from Nutanix delivered a number of sessions enlightening partners about how they could benefit from the technical and business advantages of the cloud offered by Nutanix, such as infrastructure-independent and automated app mobility, scalability, flexibility and elasticity. Insights were also provided on how partners can maximise their organisations’ profitability with the ‘enhanced’ Nutanix Channel Charter.

GBM, a Nutanix strategic Master Partner, presented a video case study involving a prestigious government agency that implemented a Nutanix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution for 2000+ users. This was based on Nutanix’s latest offer called FastTrack for VDI that supports companies anywhere in the world to quickly deploy a VDI solution and onboard thousands of remote employees in record time.

In order to keep the session fun and interactive, Nutanix organized a quiz with participants having a chance to be one of the three winners of exciting prizes. There was also a raffle draw.

The programme concluded with the partner awards. Below is the list of partners that were recognized for their excellence:

Innovation Partner of the Year – Fujisoft

Partner of the Year – PRO TECHnology

Partner Project of the Year – GBM

Top Nutanix Sales Professional of the Year – Berkan Kılıç (KoçSistem)

Top Nutanix Sales Engineer of the Year – Farhan Parkar (GBM)

Top Nutanix Champion of the Year – Khalid Mashayekh (Versos)

TOP MET Distributor of the Year – Redington

OEM Partner of the Year – Solutions by STC

Best Marketing Campaign Award – Rana Mustafa (GulfNet Solutions Company limited)

Top Nutanix Sales Professional of the Year – Serdar Ünsal (KoçSistem)

“We have ambitious plans. We will be introducing new initiatives that will enhance our partners’ capabilities and drive business for them. Despite the less than ideal market conditions, we are confident that we shall close out this year on a positive note,” concluded Bassam.

 

NetApp Acquires Leading Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Player, CloudJumper

 

Company improves and accelerates public cloud virtual desktops for work from home, branch offices and enterprise deployments.

 NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in cloud data services, today announced that it acquired CloudJumper, a leading cloud software company in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and remote desktop services (RDS) markets. As a result of the acquisition, the new NetApp Virtual Desktop Services (VDS) will solve the most challenging problems of virtual desktop services and application management, allowing customers to deploy, manage, monitor and optimize those environments as a total solution from a single company on the public cloud of their choice.

“The ability to provide a consistent virtual desktop experience at scale while keeping data available and secure without sacrificing performance has always been important and is especially critical in today’s unprecedented environment,” said Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp’s Cloud Data Services business unit. “NetApp and CloudJumper provide a simplified management platform for delivering virtual desktop infrastructure, storage and data management across Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud with best in class virtual desktop management combined with best in class storage and data services.” 

CloudJumper gives customers a simple and secure path to the future by managing current environments – often on-premises or using older technologies such as Remote Desktop Services (RDS) – in addition to the environment the market is moving to – cloud hosted desktops using Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD). NetApp VDS provides CloudJumper’s customers highly resilient data storage with enterprise-class features including performance, high availability, global file caching, backup, compliance and essential capabilities to help move business operations to the cloud.

NetApp VDS will be available immediately on NetApp Cloud Central and integrated with Azure NetApp Files and Cloud Volumes. In addition, NetApp will add significant resources to the existing CloudJumper channel partner program enhancing the capabilities of MSP, VAR, SI and ISV partners to solve customer challenges and grow their businesses.