Oracle Cloud Announces VMware Alliance Service to Strengthen The Channel

Oracle | August 10, 2020

Oracle Cloud’s newly launched VMware service takes an architectural approach that puts the channel front and center in selling, implementation and management, Ross Brown, vice president for go-to-market at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, told CRN. The market has been flooded with hyperscalers offering their versions of hosted VMware environments in recent years. But Oracle VMware Cloud Solution is unique in its ability to seamlessly operate alongside all types of workloads while empowering partners with full operational control, said Brown, a former VMware channel chief.

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Altair Names Symetri Limited Enterprise-Tier Channel Partner

Altair | November 23, 2022

Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has extended its channel partner agreement with Symetri Limited, elevating the company to an enterprise-tier channel partner. As part of the new agreement, Symetri – one of Europe’s leading software providers for software design and engineering activities – will take full sales and client relationship management responsibilities for Altair’s design and engineering simulation portfolio for key clients in the U.K. and Ireland. “We have been extremely impressed with the Symetri Limited team since we started our collaboration,” said Pavan Kumar, senior vice president of global indirect business, Altair. “We have been extremely impressed with the Symetri Limited team since we started our collaboration,” said Pavan Kumar, senior vice president of global indirect business, Altair. “They have a passionate, experienced, and successful team whose values align with ours. I am confident that Symetri will continue to provide outstanding sales and technical support to many of our small-to-medium clients and will ensure they are successful in their continued deployment of market-leading simulation, data analytics, and high-performance computing technologies.” “We are extremely proud to be named Altair’s first enterprise-tier channel partner for the U.K. and Ireland,” said John Bartle, director, Symetri Limited. “Our team has been extremely impressed with Altair’s robust technology solutions, unique licensing model, and customer-centred approach. Symetri and Altair are aligned in providing solutions that ensure our customers work smarter for a better future. We look forward to the exciting times ahead, and most importantly, to offering our customers best-in-class solutions.” Altair and Symetri began collaborating in 2019 when Symetri became Altair’s first channel partner in the U.K. dedicated to expanding the use of Altair’s revolutionary structural analysis solution, Altair SimSolid. Since then, Symetri has driven three successful years of SimSolid usage growth in the U.K. and Ireland. Altair’s channel partner community is actively expanding globally to reach all industries and regions. For more information, please visit https://www.altair.com/partners/. About Altair Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future. For more information, visit https://www.altair.com.

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Pyramid Analytics Signs More UKI Channel Deals

Pyramid Analytics | December 02, 2022

Pyramid Analytics (Pyramid), a pioneering decision intelligence platform provider, continues to consistently execute on its strategy to rapidly expand channel partnerships with complementary technology companies, independent software vendors (ISV), consulting firms, value-added resellers (VAR) and systems integrators (SI) across the United Kingdom and Ireland (UKI). The London-based software company today announced new partnerships with Datazed Associates, Data Reply, and Digital Data Consultancy. Key Points: Pyramid Analytics signed deals with new partners serving the IT needs of mid-size and large enterprises across the UKI: Datazed Associates (Referral Partner); Digital Data Consultancy (Systems Integrator); and Data Reply (Consultancy, Systems Integrator). The channel partner programme is the backbone of Pyramid’s UKI operations, accounting for a significant segment of UK revenue. Pyramid Analytics is recognized for channel excellence. The company was a CRN Channel Awards 2022 finalist. To learn more about becoming a Pyramid partner in the UK and Ireland, contact Bill Clayton, Vice President, Global Partnerships, at clayton@pyramidanalytics.com. Meet Pyramid Analytics’ New Partners Datazed Associates is a boutique data consultancy specialising in data governance and data quality. The company’s network of experienced professionals has a strong track record in the insurance industry, having supported general insurers, Lloyd’s market firms, brokers and reinsurers. Data Reply is the Reply group company offering a broad range of advanced analytics and AI-powered data services. Data Reply operates across industries and business functions to achieve meaningful outcomes through effective use of data. Digital Data Consultancy provides consulting services in the areas of data management, data science, and digital experience. The company helps clients in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking and consumer goods to master and reimagine their data, create new value, and differentiate and profit in the digital economy. Pyramid Analytics Delivers Value for Partners Partnerships are critical to Pyramid’s ability to scale growth. In turn, partners get access to the Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform, an innovative augmented analytics platform which has garnered analyst accolades for its ability to transform businesses. Pyramid Partners benefit from a range of resources to help them effectively market, sell, and deliver the Pyramid Platform, integrated solutions, and services. These include the Pyramid Partner Portal, a one-stop shop for deal management, market education content, co-branded marketing materials, and interactive tools and resources, and; the Pyramid Learning Hub for self-guided and expert-led courses, and Pyramid Partner Certification programs. United Kingdom the World’s “Next Silicon Valley”? Jeremy Hunt, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, outlined a number of priorities in his Autumn Statement on 17 November. These included his plan to “turn the United Kingdom into the world’s next Silicon Valley.” Pyramid Analytics has operated and flourished in the UK for nearly five years and are proud of the company’s contribution to achieving this goal. The advanced analytics platform company has added three executives and numerous business development roles in its London office in 2022. 2022 has been momentous for Pyramid Analytics in the UKI: Pyramid executives, customers, partners, media and technology industry analysts celebrated a $120 million Series E funding round at a special event at Tower Bridge in May. Tom Warren, a veteran technology professional and former professional rugby player, was appointed Managing Director for the company’s UKI operations. Bill Clayton joined Pyramid in the new role of Vice President, Global Partnerships. He has more than 20 years of enterprise software experience. Clayton has held positions with global technology leaders including IBM and Oracle. He lives in the UK. Hayley Munro was appointed Vice President of Global Customer Success. This newly created role provides unified, company-wide management of this critical function under one executive. She lives in the UK. Decision Intelligence is the Next Big Data Analytics Innovation The next major innovation in analytics is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Applying AI across Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science is what separates Decision Intelligence from traditional business intelligence tools such as Microsoft Power BI, Qlik, and Tableau. AI lowers the skills barrier by automating the highly technical work needed to prepare and analyze data and create and share reports and dashboards. The Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform delivers data-driven insights for anyone to make faster, more intelligent decisions. The Pyramid Platform provides instant access to any data, enables automated governed self-service for any person, and serves any analytics need, from the simple to the sophisticated. By uniquely combining Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science with AI guidance in a single environment, the Pyramid Platform reduces cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. This enables a strategic, organization-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics. Bill Clayton, Vice President of Global Partner Sales, Pyramid Analytics: “Channel partnerships are an essential cornerstone of Pyramid’s growth strategy." Bill Clayton, Vice President of Global Partner Sales, Pyramid Analytics:“Channel partnerships are an essential cornerstone of Pyramid’s growth strategy. Our highly productive and effective work with channel partners has forged a host of mutually beneficial relationships that have driven growth for all involved across the UKI. Channel partners are at the core of Pyramid’s business model. The growth and expansion of the company is firmly embedded with our channel partners.” About Pyramid Analytics Pyramid is what’s next in analytics. The award-winning Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform delivers insights for faster, optimized decisions by providing direct access to any data, enabling governed self-service for any person, and meeting any analytics need in a no-code environment. The Pyramid Platform uniquely combines Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science in a single environment with AI guidance, reducing cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. This enables a strategic, enterprise-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics, from the simple to the sophisticated. Schedule a demo. Pyramid Analytics is incorporated in Amsterdam and has regional headquarters in global innovation and business centers, including London, New York City, and Tel Aviv. Our team lives worldwide because geography should not be a barrier to talent and opportunity. Investors include H.I.G. Growth Partners, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Sequoia Capital, and Viola Growth. Learn more at Pyramid Analytics.

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CallTower Continues to Grow Global Channel Sales Team

CallTower | November 14, 2022

CallTower, an international leader in delivering cloud-based enterprise-class unified communications, contact center and collaboration solutions has expanded its Channel Partnership team with the addition of Global Director of OEM Alliances, Chuck Ward. Chuck Ward is a channel sales professional known for developing valuable strategic relationships and driving growth. In his 20-year technology career, he has a proven track record of working effectively with multiple partner types within the channel and developing partner programs to increase awareness and adoption with the top sellers in the industry. He prides himself on being a trusted resource for his partners and creating strategic initiatives that bring value to their organization. Chuck has received multiple channel awards for creating innovative partner development programs and executing business strategies. In his newest role as Global Director of OEM Alliances at CallTower, Chuck will bring his expertise in partner development to create strategic plans on how the partners he supports can accelerate results together. He will strategically develop, market, and sell to the Global Community, drive increased CallTower adoption, also increase marketplace knowledge and sales conversion through joint selling efforts. Ward joins CallTower’s additional Global Director of OEM Alliances Jessica Flannery-Ball in this role. She joined CallTower in October and brings over 20 years of direct and channel sales experience to the team. “We are excited to have Chuck join the CallTower Channel team”, says CallTower’s Chief Revenue Officer, William Rubio. “We are excited to have Chuck join the CallTower Channel team”, says CallTower’s Chief Revenue Officer, William Rubio. “His addition to our team is instrumental as we continue to grow the CallTower family globally.” “Chuck will be a great asset to our Global Channel team”, says CallTower’s Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Andy Ramos. “His ability to build meaningful relationships with partners and knowledge of the technology services distribution community will be beneficial to the team as we explore more global opportunities About CallTower Since its inception in 2002, CallTower has evolved into a global cloud-based, enterprise-class Unified Communications, Contact Center and Collaboration solutions provider for growing organizations worldwide. CallTower provides, integrates and supports industry-leading solutions, including Microsoft® Teams Direct Routing, Operator Connect, Office 365, GCC High Teams Audio Conferencing and PSTN, Cisco® Webex Calling / UCM, Cisco® CCPP, CT Cloud UCaaS, CT Cloud Meeting powered by Zoom and four contact center options, including Five9 for business customers.

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Bigger growth opportunities beckon for partners who rewrite the rules of cybersecurity with Infoblox

Infoblox | December 05, 2022

Infoblox Inc., the leader in cloud-first networking and security services, unveils its new partner program today, designed to maximize opportunities partners can secure and deliver. The Skilled to Secure trusted partner program reflects the changing security landscape and shifting customer requirements – and the need for providers of security solutions and services to adapt in response. “The rules of cybersecurity have changed. Customers want more than just another security solution or tool – they have dozens, if not hundreds, already. What they want is to drive more value from their current environment by making it more effective. That’s where Infoblox comes in,” explains Chris​ Millerick, ​Vice President, Worldwide Partner Sales at Infoblox. “The rules of cybersecurity have changed. Customers want more than just another security solution or tool – they have dozens, if not hundreds, already. What they want is to drive more value from their current environment by making it more effective. That’s where Infoblox comes in,” explains Chris​ Millerick, ​Vice President, Worldwide Partner Sales at Infoblox. Infoblox BloxOne® is the first cloud-native platform delivering DDI (DNS, DHCP, and IPAM) and DNS data-enabled threat detections, and offers partners predictable, reliable renewal margins year after year. A Forrester Economic Impact Report found that BloxOne® Threat Defense can deliver a staggering 243% return on investment. Integrated into the security ecosystem, BloxOne® enables DNS data to be used to address blind spots in enterprise threat defense and security systems. Internal and external threats can be identified, prioritized, and remediated in a fraction of the time without significant additional investment in new solutions. In the new program, partners will be assigned levels based on their acquisition of the competencies required to deliver BloxOne® and maximize its value for customers. Chris Millerick continued: “We recognize that an exceptional customer experience requires a level of trust, one that only highly skilled and competent technology partners can provide. Infoblox is privileged to offer partners a program that helps them acquire the competencies required to stand out and grow in the cybersecurity market.” Benefits partners can gain through the new program include partner-hunted sales incentives and deal registration, “Guardians of the Network” rewards and incentives, marketing campaigns, marketing development funds, and demonstration software. The Skilled to Secure program is built around three tracks designed to deliver support across the channel: Value-added Reseller and Systems Integrator, Service Provider, and Value-added distributor. Based on their track record and meeting the defined competency requirements, partners’ awarded level will be announced in May 2023. More information on the program, its structure, requirements, and benefits are available on the Infoblox website. About Infoblox Infoblox is the leader in next-generation DNS management and security. More than 13,000 customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 500, rely on Infoblox to scale, simplify, and secure their hybrid networks to meet the modern challenges of a cloud-first world. Learn more on our website.

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