Cisco | September 20, 2023
• Cisco Systems partnered with Nutanix to sell its hyper-converged systems but has discontinued its Hyperflex portfolio.
• Christian Goffi underscores the commitment to customer choice, with partners recognizing the value of the HCI platform.
• For Nutanix, which relies heavily on channel partners, the partner program highlights its strong commitment to a channel-centric approach.
Nutanix and Cisco Systems have formed a global strategic partnership, which offers channel partners a remarkable opportunity to extend their footprint to a fresh customer demographic, harnessing their existing prowess in architecting hyper-converged platforms.
Christian Goffi, Nutanix's North American Channel Chief, remarked, .
For our partner community, the opportunity really comes from having another platform that they can lean on our solution for. We've always been about customer choice, and this is another one of those areas. Our partners have become very in-tune with the beauty of our HCI platform and what Nutanix does best.
[Source – CRN]
In response to the partnership announcement, he noted that channel partners displayed immediate and enthusiastic interest. Partners eagerly expressed their anticipation for further details, and the overall excitement surrounding the partnership was notably high. This strategic move opens up the possibility of reaching an untapped customer base. Interestingly, the partner community quickly recognized and embraced this excitement without the need for explicit communication.
After the company's earnings announcement, Nutanix CEO Rajiv Ramaswami informed investors that Cisco is acquiring the entire cloud platform, including cloud infrastructure, management, and unified storage. Cisco will integrate this comprehensive portfolio with its Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS management platform, Cisco Intersight. Subsequently, Cisco will market and sell the entirety of this portfolio. This strategic move will result in fully integrated solutions that combine the cloud and software offerings with Cisco's hardware, networking, and security, all offered by Cisco's sales teams.
John Woodall, Vice President of Solutions Architecture West at General Datatech, a Dallas-based solution provider with a longstanding partnership with Cisco, stated that the hyper-converged infrastructure market has proven favorable. However, he believes Cisco can secure more victories through collaboration with Nutanix. This strategy represents a well-balanced approach toward establishing a prominent market presence alongside Nutanix.
Christian Goffi further observed that various networking challenges persist in today's market, encompassing hybrid deployments and GenAI. Cisco's partnership brings numerous benefits to Nutanix channel partners. The collaboration with a global networking leader empowers them with the agility associated with the public cloud, a model many favor due to its pay-as-you-use approach despite its inherent complexities. Nutanix excels in extending this public cloud excellence into private cloud environments, aligning with its core strengths.
AdCellerant | September 20, 2023
On September 19, 2023, AdCellerant, a frontrunner in digital marketing and tech solutions, has released its latest whitepaper, ‘AI-Powered Solutions at AdCellerant: Enhancing Success Together.’ This comprehensive document delves into the transformative role of artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI (GenAI) in reshaping the digital advertising landscape.
Brock Berry, CEO and Co-Founder of AdCellerant, reportedly remarked,
In a world where AI is no longer just a buzzword but a driving force for innovation, AdCellerant is dedicated to harnessing AI's potential to empower businesses. We are charting a course towards a future that will not only redefine digital advertising but also influence industries worldwide.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Key Points from the Whitepaper:
1. The AI Revolution: The whitepaper spotlights the adoption of GenAI, which has been embraced by over 100 million U.S. users, surpassing the early adoption rate of smartphones by a remarkable 62.7%. McKinsey & Company projects GenAI's economic value to range from $2.6 trillion to $4.4 trillion, with marketing and customer relations expected to boost global output by $400 billion annually.
2. AdCellerant's Vision for the AI Era: AdCellerant's vision goes beyond technology adoption; it embodies change that aligns with partners' goals, ideas, and aspirations. GenAI is an extension of AdCellerant's commitment to delivering impactful results, award-winning customer service, and continuous innovation.
3. Integration of AI: AI is seamlessly integrated into AdCellerant's product offerings, setting new industry standards for insights, strategies, and outcomes. The whitepaper showcases real-world examples of AI utilization with products like Meta, Google Ads, and The Trade Desk.
4. Balancing AI and the Human Touch: AdCellerant emphasizes the synergy between AI and human interaction. While GenAI provides insights and solutions, AdCellerant partners receive dedicated account management, operations focused on campaign enhancement, and opportunities to contribute to technology and solutions innovation.
AdCellerant, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, was founded in 2013 and operates in the advertising services industry. The company specializes in digital advertising, including services like search, SEM, SEO, digital display advertising, real-time bidding, social media, video, email, digital strategy, media planning, technology, and advertising technology. AdCellerant offers businesses access to high-quality digital marketing technology and solutions through partnerships with media companies and agencies, with a focus on achieving results and growth for businesses of all sizes. Its proprietary technology, Ui.Marketing, connects businesses with their ideal customers at the right time, streamlining the entire campaign management process within a user-friendly platform.
PR Newswire | September 27, 2023
Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the cloud company that powers and protects life online, announced today that Ateme is the latest organization to join the Akamai Qualified Computing Partner Program. Ateme is a global leader providing end-to-end video compression, delivery, and streaming solutions with innovation at its core.
As an Akamai Qualified Computing Partner, Ateme offers Akamai customers end-to-end high-quality video-delivery solutions and greater choices in their digital transformation. The smooth, one-stop source facilitates cloud migration, as well as customers' search for a relevant Akamai-supported solution.
We are honored to become a part of the Akamai Qualified Computing Partner Program, said Ricardo Minari, Director of Global Partnerships at Ateme.
"We are honored to become a part of the Akamai Qualified Computing Partner Program," said Ricardo Minari, Director of Global Partnerships at Ateme. "This partnership highlights Ateme's commitment to ensuring our customers deliver the highest quality of video content to global audiences, even during their ongoing digital transformation journeys."
With Ateme's high-quality video-delivery solution running on Akamai, joint customers can benefit from low latency and better throughput thanks to the power of Akamai Connected Cloud, Akamai's massively distributed edge and cloud platform. As a qualified computing partner, Ateme offers workloads that can be deployed with a range of origin options on Akamai, giving customers the flexibility to choose either a self-managed or an Akamai-managed origin. In addition, Ateme's compression efficiency combined with Akamai's cloud computing services' competitive data-transfer rates can help customers enjoy the cost benefits of reduced bandwidth and storage requirements.
"Akamai is pleased to make quality video compression and delivery easily available to Akamai customers through the Akamai Qualified Computing Partner Program," said Matt Berk, Vice President of Cloud Computing at Akamai. "Pay TV operators and content providers are now able to captivate their audiences with high-quality video and scale it across Akamai Connected Cloud, the massively distributed platform for cloud computing, security, and content delivery."
The Akamai Qualified Computing Partner Program is designed to make solution-based features that are interoperable with Akamai's cloud computing services easily accessible to Akamai customers. The services are provided by Akamai technology partners that complete a rigorous qualification process to ensure they are readily available to deploy and scale across the globally distributed Akamai Connected Cloud.
To learn more about the Akamai Qualified Computing Partner Program or to join the leading technology companies that partner with Akamai, visit the Akamai Technology Partner Program page.
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